2012 Watson Fellows Travel The Globe

Submitted on Monday, 4/9/2012, at 10:06 AM

By William Sweet

Amherst College seniors Ellen Richmond and Lilia Kilburn, this year’s Thomas J. Watson Fellows, will be spending the next year traversing much of the globe, learning world perspectives on two very American pastimes: raising cattle and raising argument.

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Springfield Republican: Amherst College senior Elias Aba Milki receives $25K grant for study of hip-hop's healing potential

Elias Aba Milki ’10 and his Watson Fellowship were the subject of this profile in the Springfield Republican newspaper.

National Fellowships and Scholarships

About the National Fellowships

Many of the  national fellowships and scholarships listed below are for formal or independent study abroad as well as several for study within the U.S.  Studying, living and traveling abroad can be a rewarding next step in terms of your further education, training and personal development.

Amherst College Senior Calista McRae Awarded Watson Fellowship

March 25, 2008


AMHERST, Mass.—Amherst College senior Calista McRae, an English major from East Brookfield, Mass., is one of just 40 students across the United States to have received a Thomas J. Watson Fellowship for the 2009-10 academic year. McRae will use the award—which comes with a $28,000 stipend—to study abandoned buildings in Germany, Bangladesh, India, the Czech Republic, Australia, the Ukraine and Belarus.

Amherst College Seniors Oscar Báez and Ryan Shields Awarded Watson Fellowships

Submitted by Emanuel Costache
April 9, 2008 Contact: Caroline Jenkins Hanna Director of Media Relations 413/542-8417

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review: Sewickly student opts to go fishing in Scandinavia

Submitted by Caroline J. Hanna
Hilary Palevsky '07 and her experiences cod-fishing in Scandinavia were the subject of this lengthy feature in the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. The Sewickly, Pa., native is spending the year traveling the North Atlantic studying the cod-fishing industry thanks to a prestigious $25,000 Watson Fellowship she received last spring.

Amherst College Graduate Joseph Rachiele Awarded Watson Fellowship To Explore Pick-Up Basketball Around the World

April 25, 2005Director of Media Relations413/542-8417 AMHERST, Mass.—Joseph Rachiele, who graduated from Amherst College in January, has been awarded a Thomas J. Watson Fellowship and will travel around the world to study cultural imperialism in a uniquely "hands-on" fashion, playing pick-up basketball and reporting on his experience. Rachiele, a graduate of Shorewood High School, is the son of Julia Rachiele of Seattle, Wash.

Amherst College Senior Awarded Watson Fellowship

March 29, 2000Director of Media Relations 413/542-8417AMHERST, Mass.-Michael J. Ward, a senior at Amherst College, has been awarded a Thomas J. Watson Fellowship and will travel next year to Brazil to study the city of Curitiba. Ward is a resident of Wayland, Mass.

Amherst College Senior Zachary Yorke Awarded Watson Fellowship

March 27, 2003Director of Media Relations413/542-8417