Fellowships and Scholarships for Careers for the Public Good Event on October 11

Thanks to all who attended the event about Fellowships and Scholarships for Careers for the Public Good at the Fries Center for Global Studies on Wednesday October 11th.

Associate Director for Fellowships, Erica Kowsz, presented an overview of some of the many fellowship opportunities that can support students’ (and recent alumni’s) career trajectories in public service and public impact careers.

The highlight of the event was a virtual visit from Annika Freudenberger, who joined us via Zoom from Madagascar. Ordinarily, Annika is based in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, where she is a communications and non-profit organizational development consultant. She moved to Cambodia in 2020 with a Luce Scholarship, grew up in Madagascar and Vermont, graduated from Barnard College in 2018, and is a 2017 Truman Scholar representing Vermont. She spoke about her career trajectory, where fellowships fit in for her, and how to approach learning about and applying for distinct fellowship opportunities.

Those who missed the event can access the slides and recording online (with Wesleyan login).

Interested students can also find additional information about national scholarships and fellowships on the Office of Fellowships webpage, and you can read about recent recipients of these fellowships using the links on Past Recipients section of the website. Campus and national deadlines are also listed on the website.

Many thanks to Anita Deeg-Carlin, Director for Intercultural Learning, who connected us with Annika for this event and of course to Annika herself for joining us! Anita and Annika met in Madagascar many years back and have kept in touch ever since.

Do you have a contact in your own network who is the recipient of a nationally or internationally competitive fellowship? The Office of Fellowships is always interested to connect with people who want to share their experiences with Wesleyan students. Write to Erica Kowsz (ekowsz@wesleyan.edu) if you yourself are interested or if you know someone who might be!

Photo by Anita Deeg-Carlin