Scholarships Offer a Gateway for Students to Further Explore Their Interests
While history is a core passion for each of these students, they’re also interested in other disciplines, like anthropology, creative writing, political science, and sociology.
They reflect on how these interests developed through classes, learning abroad, and opportunities to pursue scholarships and other awards.
Majoring in history and English and minoring in creative writing, Lily Hart talks about the importance that scholarships have played in her educational journey. Further, her involvement in the Family History Club on campus has been revolutionary in developing her writing and presentation skills. Believing that writing and history stem from great developments of communication, Hart looks forward to publishing some of her own history pieces one day.
Lara Schueth first explored her interest in history when she began taking classes that were focused on regions other than the US and Europe. Schueth has been awarded both the Talle Family Scholarship and the Barbara Newsome Liberal Arts Internship Award. These accolades have allowed Schueth to flourish not only in her studies but also in her volunteer work for a number of political campaigns.
Senior Niamh McIntosh-Yee is a double major in history and political science. A recipient of the Wolfberg Scholarship through the political science department, McIntosh-Yee discusses the invigorating feeling of being recognized after putting in so much hard work. She looks forward to gaining real-world experience in her field and possibly pursuing the public policy graduate program.
This story was written by an undergraduate student in CLAgency. Meet the team.