Eli Cauley '18: Watson Winner
“I’ve been the game maker desperately trying to figure out where games fit into my life. The medium is so woefully underexplored and it so desperately needs diverse voices to breathe life into its unexplored corners. For my Watson project, I hope to follow this thread around the world, exploring the exciting and diverse game makers who exist outside the traditional game development world."
Elena Hudacek '18: Fulbright Winner
Hometown: Lexington, Mass.
Majors: Linguistics, Spanish
Next Step: Fulbright English Teaching Assistant, Bogota, Colombia
"I’ve worked a lot at Lawrence with international students as a mentor and a tutor, and I’ve really enjoyed that role. Having studied in Europe during my term abroad, I decided I wanted to live in Latin America after graduation. I’ll gain leadership experience, become more independent, and further develop my Spanish skills. Plus, I’m just obsessed with Colombian music!"
Will Gill '18: Fulbright Winner
Hometown: Bloomington, Ill.
Majors: Government, German
Next Step: Fulbright English Teaching Assistant, Germany
“As a Fulbright recipient, I feel like I’m in a position to focus less on myself and more on other people. I can relate comfortably to people in Germany, culturally, linguistically and personally because I’ve spent so much time there.”
Najee Douangvilay '18: Fulbright Winner
Hometown: Milwaukee, Wis.
Next Step: Fulbright English Teaching Assistant, South Korea
"I went to Lawrence’s London Centre my junior year, and it was my first time being abroad. The program in Korea is host families for the first year, so I feel like I’m going to get another really authentic experience."
The Lawrence Minute - DownBeat & Fulbright
Lawrentians are regular recipients of DownBeat Magazine’s coveted Student Music Award and the Fulbright U.S. Student grant.
Tim Carrigg ’16 recently won a DownBeat Award in the original composition/large ensemble category. Although Lawrentians have won a total of 27 Student Music Awards, Carrigg is only one of two Lawrence students to win the coveted award back-to back.
Hayley Cardinal ’16 is one of two Lawrence students traveling to Germany on a Fulbright grant this year, and one of 100+ Lawrentians to receive this prestigious opportunity. After traveling to Berlin through Lawrence’s study-abroad program, she is ready to return for 10 months as an English language teaching assistant.
Hayley Cardinal '16: Fulbright Winner
Hometown: Lombard, Ill.
Majors: German, Linguistics
Next Step: ESL Teacher's aide, Fulbright U.S., Berlin
“Lawrence has given me the confidence to pursue my passions and continue to push myself to learn and share my knowledge as I help teach in Berlin.”
Watson Fellows are selected on the basis of the nominee’s character, academic record, leadership potential, willingness to delve into another culture and the personal significance of the project proposal. Since its founding, nearly 2,600 fellowships have been awarded.
It was established by the children of Thomas J. Watson, Sr., the founder of International Business Machines Corp., and his wife, Jeannette, to honor their parents’ long-standing interest in education and world affairs.
Operating in more than 155 countries, the Fulbright Program is the flagship international educational exchange program sponsored by the U.S. government. Recipients of Fulbright grants are selected on the basis of academic or professional achievement, as well as demonstrated leadership potential in their fields.
Fulbright alumni have achieved distinction in government, science, the arts, business, philanthropy, education and athletics. Forty Fulbright alumni have been awarded the Nobel Prize and 75 alumni have received Pulitzer Prizes.
Ruby's Fulbright-Hays scholarship was awarded through Associated Colleges in China (ACC), a partnership of six leading institutions of higher education in China dedicated to the highest quality of Chinese language education. The scholarship, funded by the U.S. Department of Education Fulbright-Hays program, is awarded to highly qualified U.S. undergraduate or graduate students, and sponsors international travel, program tuition and lodging in China.
The Student Music Awards, announced in DownBeat’s June edition, are presented in 13 categories in five separate divisions (junior high, high school, performing high school, undergraduate college and graduate college) are considered among the highest music honors in the field of jazz education.
Founded in 1992, the Morris K. Udall and Stewart L. Udall Foundation is one of five federal foundations established by Congress. Among the missions of the foundation is to increase awareness of the importance of the nation’s natural resources, foster a greater recognition and understanding of the role of the environment, public lands and resources in the development of the United States and identify critical environmental issues.
This is Lawrence - More Winners
Look back at Lawrence's previous Winners.
They have excelled in the classroom and their scholarly achievements have earned them national recognition. We salute Lawrence's past Watson, Fulbright and Udall scholars—students and faculty—who are making all of us at Lawrence very, very proud.