Williams students and alumni are receiving a slew of fellowships and scholarships this spring.

Williams students and alumni have received numerous prestigious fellowships and scholarships this spring. As we learn of more awards, we will announce them at the top of this list.

The Williams College Office of Fellowships has awarded Hubbard Hutchinson Memorial Fellowships to five graduating seniors pursuing careers in the arts: Alex Bernstein ’23 (dance), Alameda Chapman ’23 (English), Lemmy Evans ’23 (art), Kara Hadden ’23 (theater) and Francesca Hellerman ’23 (music). The Hubbard Hutchinson Memorial Fellowship is a cash award established in 1940 that is granted to a member or members of the graduating class to support their continued work in the creative and performing arts. Prizes of $25,000 are awarded in the categories of writing, art, dance, theater and music.

Mohammed Memfis ’21 has been awarded a Knight-Hennessy Scholarship and is pursuing a J.D. at Stanford University Law School.

Avery Trinidad ’23 has won the FAO Schwarz Fellowship and will be a fellow at Year Up, a job training program in New York City.

Cameron Pugh ’23 has been awarded the Jeffrey Owen Jones ’66 Fellowship in Journalism. The $10,000 grant is intended to assist a graduating senior in starting a career in journalism, whether in traditional or new media.

Niko Malhotra ’24 has won a Truman Scholarship. A former legislative intern for U.S. Senator Marco Rubio, Malhotra intends to pursue an MPP/JD with aspirations of becoming a judge advocate general officer in the U.S. Army and subsequently serving as legislative counsel in the U.S. Senate.

The following students and alumni have received Fulbright English Teaching Assistantships (ETA) for teaching abroad (Decisions for some Fulbright candidates won’t be made until later in the spring):

  • Sarah Gant ’23, English Teaching Assistant Award in Rwanda
  • Elizabeth Kwon ’23, English Teaching Assistant Award in Spain
  • Madeline Lawler ’23, English Teaching Assistant in Kazakhstan
  • True Pham ’23, English Teaching Assistant Award in Vietnam
  • Grace Pratt ’22, English Teaching Assistant Award in Germany
  • Zia  Saylor ’23, Fulbright/University of Bristol Award in United Kingdom
  • Samantha  Seamon ’23, English Teaching Assistant Award in Mexico
  • Claire Shao ’22, Fulbright/University of Warwick Award in United Kingdom
  • Erin Vasquez ’23, English Teaching Assistant Award in Spain

Alexander “Sasha” Shashkov ’24 received the Goldwater scholarship, awarded to college sophomores and juniors who intend to pursue research careers in the natural sciences, mathematics and engineering.

Shiara Pyrrhus ’23 has been awarded a Watson  Fellowship, which includes a stipend of $30,000 for 12 months of independent study and travel outside of the United States.

The following members of the Class of ’23 have received Dr. Herchel Smith Fellowships to pursue an M.Phil. degree(s) at Cambridge University in the U.K.:

  • Alexandra Bettez (health, medicine and society)
  • Daniel Chun Ernn Kam (politics and international studies)
  • Josephine (Zephie) Gollin (computational biology)
  • Jackson Hartigan (early modern history)
  • Allison Li (population health sciences)
  • Madeline Ohl (biological sciences) 
  • Chenyang Sun (pure math)

Alexis Poindexter ’23 won a Donovan-Moody Fellowship to Oxford University, where she will pursue an M.Sc. in molecular and cellular medicine.

If you have received a scholarship or grant and your name is not on this list, or you know of someone who has, please contact the Office of Fellowships at mchick​@williams​.edu.

For more information about fellowship opportunities, visit fellowships.williams.edu.

Published May 9, 2023