Berea College Student Wins Prestigious Thomas J. Watson Fellowship

Sunaina Sherchan

Sunaina Sherchan, winner of the Thomas J. Watson Fellowship for 2018-2019

The Center for International Education is proud to announce that Berea College nominee Sunaina Sherchan won the national competition for the 2018-2019 Thomas J. Watson Fellowship. The Watson includes a cash prize of $30,000 to provide a year of international discovery for select graduating college seniors in many disciplines.

Sherchan’s project, “Exploring Identity Through Folktales,” will include travel to Japan, New Zealand and Finland. Continue reading Berea College Student Wins Prestigious Thomas J. Watson Fellowship

Prestigious Thomas J. Watson Fellowship Awarded to Berea College Student

Zakiyya S. Ashe

Zakiyya Ashe, winner of the national competition for the 2017-2018 Thomas J. Watson Fellowship.

The Berea College Center for International Education is proud to announce that Berea College Nominee Zakiyya Ashe won the national competition for the 2017-2018 Thomas J. Watson Fellowship prize of $30,000.

Ashe will engage in purposeful exploration—traveling the world for 365 days—after she graduates in May. Continue reading Prestigious Thomas J. Watson Fellowship Awarded to Berea College Student

Berea College Student Wins Prestigious Thomas J. Watson Fellowship

Berea student Moondil Jahan won the 2016-2017 Thomas J. Watson Fellowship prize of $30,000. Berea is the only school in Kentucky from which The Watson Fellowship accepts candidates. As one of 152 finalists who competed at the national level, Jahan receive one of the 40 fellowships offered. Continue reading Berea College Student Wins Prestigious Thomas J. Watson Fellowship

Berea College Announces Watson Fellowship Winner

The Thomas J. Watson Foundation has named Berea College student Tuvshinzaya Amarzaya a 2015 fellowship winner. Amarzaya was selected as one of 50 winners out of a field of 700 candidates.

Tuvshinzaya Amarzaya 2015 Watson Fellowship Winner

Tuvshinzaya Amarzaya

Her project—“Evolution of Cultural and Individual Identity Through Martial Arts”—will take Amarzaya to China, Japan, Brazil, and France to explore how changes in Shaolin Kung Fu, Ninjutsu, Capoeira, and Parkour practices affect martial artists’ sense of self. Continue reading Berea College Announces Watson Fellowship Winner

Berea Students (L)earn Internationally

As one of only 40 colleges in the country (and the only school in Kentucky) eligible to nominate students for the Thomas J. Watson Fellowship, and with more Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship recipients than any other institution in Kentucky, Berea College continues to offer outstanding study abroad opportunities for students. Continue reading Berea Students (L)earn Internationally