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Student Life
International Programs


“One of the most unusual and amazing things about St. Albans is the various international opportunities that it offers. These fellowships make the world accessible to any student.”—Alec Downie ’11, who traveled to Germany and the Czech Republic to study the continuing effects of Communism on both countries.

Through the generosity of the school community, St. Albans is able to offer fellowships to about fifteen students annually for travel overseas. These fellowships give students the freedom to travel almost anywhere in pursuit of a project or topic of personal interest. When they return, the travelers report to the entire Upper School on their adventures. 

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  • The John Eisenstein Fellowship

    Given by Julian and Elizabeth Eisenstein in memory of their son John ’70, the Eisenstein Fellowship seeks to foster individual cultural growth and awareness.
    Two grants are awarded to a Form V student (or shared by a pair of students) whose proposal for summer work or study has been approved by an anonymous committee appointed by the headmaster. The committee considers only those proposals which take the student away from his home area and which afford the opportunity for significant cultural and intellectual enrichment. Proposals should contain a detailed statement of program, objectives, itinerary, and budget.
    Facilitator: Ms. Beuchard
  • The Class of 2007 Travel Fellowship

    Given by parents of the Class of 2007, this fellowship allows a Form IV or V student (or pair of students) to travel to Africa to work with a nonprofit or community service organization. One grant will be awarded to a Form IV or V student (or pair of students) whose proposal has been approved by an anonymous committee appointed by the School.
    Recipients of this new fellowship have assisted at an orphanage for underprivileged children in Ghana and taught school children in Ethiopia. Applications must be submitted to the faculty facilitator. Applicants are invited to submit proposals describing the proposed travel, including dates, destination(s) and purpose, itinerary, budget, and goals.
    This fellowship will be offered in even years; that is, for travel summer 2024, 2026, 2028, etc.
    Facilitator: Mr. Errett 
  • The K.S. Wu Fellowship (Not Offered in 2023-24)

    The K.S. Wu Fellowship, a gift of the family, friends, and admirers of K.S. Wu in the United States and East Asia, honors a man whose life was committed to improving political, economic, and cultural relations between the United States and the nations of the Pacific Rim. 
    A grant is awarded to a Form V student (or shared by a pair of students) for an enriching summer travel and study project in one or more nations of the Pacific Rim. Project proposals for the K.S. Wu Fellowship should contain the nature and purpose (objectives) of the project, an itinerary, and a budget. This fellowship is offered every other year; that is for travel the summer of 2023, 2025, 2027, etc.). Unsuccessful proposals are automatically considered for the Eisenstein Fellowship. 
    Facilitator: Mr. Errett
  • The Heischman Travel Fellowship

    Established by the Class of 2003 as a tribute to the Rev. Dan Heischman, St. Albans’ head of Upper School and ethics teacher from 1994-2003, this travel fellowship seeks to promote St. Albans’ goal of more fully integrating ethics into its life and curriculum.
    A grant (see the fellowship chart) will be offered annually to a Form V student (or shared by a pair of students) to travel either domestically or internationally during the summer between junior and senior year for the purpose of discovery, observation, exploration, and study in the areas of ethics, philosophy, spirituality, or religion.
    Form V students are invited to submit proposals describing the proposed travel, including dates, destination(s) and purpose, itinerary, budget, and goals. Proposals should be 3-5 pages in length and may include supplemental information.  Purpose and goals should focus on the benefit to the student personally as well as to the St. Albans community at large.
    Facilitator: Mr. Ehrenhaft
  • The Dorothy Marks Fellowship for Critical Inquiry

    Established in 2007 by Robert E. Marks and Mary S. Halsey, this award provides a student or pair of students in Forms IV or V the opportunity to experience in the summer an internship, workshop, or class or to design an independent project that explores in depth a topic of current relevance in journalism, the media, politics, world affairs, economics, or contemporary society.
    One grant (see the fellowship chart) will be awarded to a student (or shared by a pair of students) from Form IV or V. Proposals should contain a detailed statement of program, objectives, itinerary, and budget.
    Facilitator: Mr. Bishop
  • The Seymour R. Bolten Stipend

    The family and friends of the late Seymour R. Bolten have established the Bolten Stipend to encourage work or study in public service.
    Open to members of the NCS-St. Albans Government Club, the stipend offers a grant (see the fellowship chart) to a Form IV or V student (or shared by a pair of students) for summer internship, travel, or study relating in some way to public service. Past examples include language study and interviews in Guatemala, travel with a priest in Haiti, participation in a peace camp in Northern Ireland, study of native Hawaiians, and a stay on a Native American reservation.
    An applicant must submit a proposal of about 3 pages together with a budget estimate. An external committee will conduct interviews and select the winner.
    Facilitator: Ms. Chapin Duke
  • The Bishop John T. Walker Fellowship

    The Bishop Walker Fellowship was established in 1992 by the Class of 1981 in honor and memory of the Right Rev. John T. Walker, former bishop of Washington and father of Tom Walker ’81 and Carli Walker ’89. The purpose of the fellowship is to promote social service and cultural awareness.
    One grant (see the fellowship chart) will be awarded to a Form IV or V student (or shared by a pair of students) for undertaking an intensive social service project during the summer. Applicants may work in a less developed country or in an underserved area within the United States. Applicants may affiliate themselves with an established social service organization or may act independently. There is no prescribed period of time for the service project, but it should be an immersion experience so periods of more than a week or two are encouraged.
    An applicant must submit a proposal of about 3 pages identifying the problems and challenges in the chosen area, explaining in detail what social service he intends to perform and for whom, and detailing a budget. He should also supply a list of school and community activities and a letter from the partnering organization indicating that there has been correspondence and formulation of a project with the student(s). An external committee made up, in least in part, of members of the Class of 1981 will review the applications and hold interviews at its discretion.

    Facilitator: Ms. Sakamoto Pierce
  • The Teplitz Family Fellowship in Civil Rights and Social Justice

    Given by the Teplitz Family, this fellowship seeks to foster awareness of civil rights and social justice issues in the United States.

    A grant is awarded to a Form IV or V student or shared by a pair of students for an enriching summer travel and study project in the United States. Recipients of this fellowship will travel for the purpose of engaging and interacting with historical sites, museums, monuments, or organizations related to issues of equal rights, opportunity, and treatment of all citizens.

    Project proposals should contain the nature and purpose (objectives) of the experience, an itinerary, and a budget. They should also include a list of relevant books and/or primary source material the student(s) will read to amplify their understanding of the issues they seek to explore. This fellowship, inspired by Rep. John Lewis and Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, is offered every year. General areas of interest include (1) Southern trip: Birmingham Civil Right Institute, Civil Rights Trail, Edmund Pettus Bridge, Freedom Rides Museum, Selma, and Montgomery; (2) gun violence; (3) women’s issues; (4) food insecurity and hunger; (5) voting issues; (6) healthcare differences between people of color and Whites; (7) LGBTQ+ issues; and education.

    Facilitator: Dr. Hoyrd
  • The Hatch Science Fellowship (New)

    Established by the Hatch family in memory of John Hatch ’08, the Hatch Science Fellowship seeks to provide opportunities for summer research for students interested in careers in the natural sciences. One grant will be awarded to a student from Form IV or V. Students are encouraged to work with a faculty member to find summer programs that match their interests. Proposals will be evaluated by a committee of the Upper School Science Department.

    Facilitator: Mr. Carroll
  • The Montgomery Raiser Fellowship

    To encourage the discovery, friendship, growth, and sensitivity that travel and immersion in another culture uniquely offer, the Raiser family has established the Montgomery Raiser ’88 Fellowship for International Travel.
    A grant (see the fellowship chart) is awarded to a Form V student (or shared by a pair of students). Applicants submit proposals several pages in length concerning where they would like to travel in the summer and why. Part of the statement should address feasibility. While specificity is a clear help, the intent at this stage is not to impose a heavy burden on the applicant.  The Fourth and Fifth Form Masters, meeting together, select from among the candidates four finalists who are interviewed by an external selection committee. At this final stage clarity of plan and purpose is important.
    Facilitator: Ms. George
  • The W. Carter Bowles Jr. Musical Scholarship

    Established in 1974 by Mr. and Mrs. W. Carter Bowles Sr. in memory of their son, W. Carter Bowles Jr., this scholarship awards grants (see the fellowship chart) to two boys to be used to stimulate a student’s interest and competence in music during the summer months. Past recipients have used the monies for instrumental study, attending music camp, recording original compositions, vocal coaching and jazz instruction. 

    Facilitator: Mr. Wood
  • The Parents’ Association Visual Arts Summer Fellowship

    The Visual Arts Fellowships, created in 2012-13 by the St. Albans Parents’ Association, offer multiple grants to boys finishing Forms III, IV, or V to stimulate their interest and competence in visual arts during the summer months. The grants could be used to take lessons, workshops, and master classes; to attend summer programs (both residential and nonresidential); and to purchase art supplies for summer work and exploration in any area of visual art, including drawing, painting, multimedia, sculpture, print-making, photography, digital art and animation, film, graphic design, and architecture.
    Preference may be given to well-developed applications in artistic areas where opportunities for instruction at St. Albans are limited (e.g., photography, film, digital art, architecture, print-making), though applications in all areas of visual art are encouraged.

    Facilitator: Mr. Sturtevant
  • The William Mills '08 Memorial Fellowship (New)

    Members of the Class of 2008 are establishing the William Mills '08 Memorial Fellowship. The fund will support an annual travel fellowship for a St. Albans student with demonstrated intellectual curiosity and substantive interests outside the traditional curriculum, thereby honoring William's legacy. Fellowship recipients will have the opportunity to pursue a self-directed research project in an area of personal interest that is not represented in Upper School coursework. Funds will be used for travel and other research-related activities.

    Facilitator: Ms. Woods
Located in Washington D.C.,  St. Albans School is a private, all boys day and boarding school. For more than a century, St. Albans has offered a distinctive educational experience for young men in grades 4 through 12. While our students reach exceptional academic goals and exhibit first-rate athletic and artistic achievements, as an Episcopal school we place equal emphasis upon moral and spiritual education.