Story by Jared Makheja '19
For the 2017 - 2018 school year, the John Eisenstein Fellowship was awarded to two groups, consisting of Giacomo Mecagni ‘18 and Jackson McDonnell ‘18, and Clayton Gasho ‘18 and Christian Potter ‘18. The Eisenstein Fellowship seeks to foster individual cultural growth and awareness. Mecagni and McDonnell’s project regards Brexit and the Future of Northern Ireland with the Republic of Ireland. Gasho and Potter’s project however, regards an exploration into the cultural causes and effects of the Populist Movements in France and Greece.
This year the Bishop Walker Fellowship was awarded to Jared Makheja for work he plans to do for his nonprofit organization, The Elevator Project. The Walker Fellowship serves to promote social service and cultural awareness, and Makheja plans to travel to Los Angeles to lift as many people as possible out of poverty. For more information regarding The Elevator Project, click here.
The K.S. Wu Fellowship was awarded to Richard Oh ‘18 and Yuki Kinoshita ‘18 for the group to study the cultural and institutional influences that enable Tokyo’s cleanliness. The Wu Fellowship provides enriching summer travel and study project in one or more nations of the Pacific Rim.
The Dorothy Marks Fellowship for Critical Inquiry allows students to design an independent project that explores in-depth a topic of current relevance in journalism, the media, politics, world affairs, economics or contemporary society. The 2017-2018 Marks Fellowship was awarded to Nick Meyer ‘19 and Sunjin Kim ‘19 so the group can document the stories of Alaskans through photojournalism to take action in the fight against climate change.
In addition to these larger fellowships, St. Albans provides the opportunity for smaller individual fellowships for students interested in visual arts. 9 students won the Parents’ Association Visual Arts Fellowship and the William Carter Bowles Jr. Musical Scholarship to stimulate students’ interest and competence in the arts during the summer months.