Applicants should be at an advanced stage of their doctoral candidacies, preferably at the point of preparing their dissertations. Each recipient is awarded $10,000. Recipients and dissertation topics:
Natasha Bajema, The Fletcher School, Tufts University; Understanding the Dynamics of Nuclear Proliferation: A Neoclassical Realist Approach
Elizabeth Chalecki, The Fletcher School, Tufts University; The CO2 Will Always Get Through: Global Climate Change & US National Security
Stacie Pettyjohn, University of Virginia; Talking with Terrorists: American Policy Towards the ANC, PLO, Sinn Fein and Hamas
Dov Weinryb-Grohsgal, Princeton University, A Conservative Alliance: Edwin Meese, James Baker, Michael Deaver & the Making of the Reagan Coalition
Erica Whittington, University of Texas at Austin, From the Campus to the Globe: Internationalism and American Postwar Student Activism 1945-1960
One or two awardees each year - $4,000 for each four years
Spingarn Senior High School
Chardinee Crumlin - Expects to receive a degree in social work.
Melody Johnson - Expects to major in business management.
Two awardees each year - $4,000 for each four years
Sara Olds - Plans to earn two undergraduate degrees: bachelor of fine arts and bachelor of arts in English composition.
Patricia Roberts - Expects to attend a four-year school and decide later upon her major based on one of her many interests that include medicine, medical research and nuclear engineering.
Candidates for this scholarship are undergraduate students attending Gettysburg College who plan to study abroad for a semester. One student is selected yearly for a $10,000 scholarship.
The 2007-08 recipient is Alexander Englert, a sophomore who is majoring in German and philosophy. Alexander will spend a semester at Heidelburg University where he will immerse himself in the German culture, observe daily-held philosophies of the German people, and further his studies in both majors.
Awards are for professional international study to assist in travel and per diem costs.
Four awards were made this year:
James M. Close will travel to Australia to study how aspects of the Austrian and German organic waste management models can be adapted and implemented to relieve the increased generation of waste and the degradation of rural lands. There are also lessons to be learned for Pennsylvania and elsewhere as to how a more sustainable disposal system for the recycling of organic waste can be implemented rather than keeping a system that relies on increasingly costly landfills.
Keith Reester will travel to Australia to research the methods the Australian public works field is using to attract young people to the profession in an effort to replace the tremendous gap of leadership and experience that will be left by the retiring baby boomer generation.
Willard A. Bruce will travel to the Slovak and Czech Republics to study waste management and waste disposal legislation, regulation, and practices in order to identify management practices that would be transferable from our systems to theirs and vice versa.
Paul Hindeman will travel to Slovak and Czech Republics to research the history of flooding and investigate how the Czech and Slovak public works professionals manage floods and how they protect their citizens and property.