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Fellowships

“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. (Programs are listed in order by application deadline.)

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  • The Civil Rights and Social Justice Fellowship

    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: Mr. Hoyrd
  • The K.S. Wu Fellowship

    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. Exceptionally this year the project will take place in the United States.

    A grant (see the fellowship chart) is awarded to a Form V student (or shared by a pair of students) for an enriching summer travel and study project related to the Asian Pacific culture in the United States (e.g. History of Asian immigration in recent history; Contribution of Asians in agriculture in California, Oregon, Washington; World War II Japanese relocation camps). 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 (2018-19; 2020-21…)

    Proposals for the Wu Fellowship must be submitted by Monday, April 5, 2021. Unsuccessful proposals are automatically considered for the Eisenstein Fellowship.

    Facilitator: Mr. Errett
  • The John Eisenstein Fellowship

    Given by Julian and Elizabeth Eisenstein in memory of their son, John, of the Class of 1970, the Eisenstein Fellowship seeks to foster individual cultural growth and awareness.

    Two grants are awarded (see the fellowship chart) 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 but within the United States and afford the opportunity for significant cultural enrichment. Proposals should contain a detailed statement of program, objectives, itinerary, and budget.

    All proposals must be submitted by Monday, April 5, 2021.

    Facilitator: Ms. Beuchard
  • The Heischman Travel Fellowship

    Established by the Class of 2003 as a tribute to The Reverend Dan Heischman, St. Albans’ head of Upper School and ethics teacher from 1994-2003, this travel fellowship seeks to promote the 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 domestically 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.

    All proposals must be submitted by Monday, April 5, 2021.

    Facilitator: Mr. Ehrenhaft
  • 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 Reverend 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 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 three 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, at least in part, of members of the Class of 1981 will review the applications and hold interviews at its discretion.

    All proposals must be submitted by Monday, April 5, 2021.

    Facilitators: Rev. Hundley and Rev. Sam
  • 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.

    All proposals must be submitted by Monday, April 5, 2021.

    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 a study of healthcare access in rural Virginia, a study of native Hawaiians, and a stay on a Native American reservation.

    An applicant must submit a proposal of about three pages together with a budget estimate. An external committee will conduct interviews and select the winner.

    Proposals must be submitted by Monday, April 5, 2021.

    Facilitator:  Ms. Chapin-Duke
  • 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. Although the Raiser Fellowship is normally for international travel, for this year, travel will be restricted to the United States due to the pandemic.

    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.

    All proposals must be submitted by Friday, April 16, 2021.

    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.

    All proposals must be submitted electronically by Friday, April 16, 2021.

    Facilitator: Mr. Straub
  • 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.

    All proposals must be submitted to the Visual Arts faculty by Friday, April 16, 2021.

    Facilitator: Mr. Sturtevant
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