Four Macaulay Students Earn Watson Fellowships | Macaulay Honors College

04/16/2019

Student and Alumni News

THREE YEAR PROGRAM PROVIDES UNPRECEDENTED OPPORTUNITIES TO REMARKABLE STUDENTS

Only 15 fellows were selected from over 600 applications.

Macaulay Honors College is pleased to announce that the Watson Foundation has selected four of our students as part of its 20th Class of Jeannette K. Watson Fellows. Aaron Fernando ’22, Amanda Zhu ’22 (both John Jay), Hamida Chumpa ’21 (Baruch) and Nibras Ahmed ’21 (Hunter) have each earned an award of up to $22,000 and will spend their summers interning in prestigious organizations in NYC, around the US, and across the globe.

The fellowship program provides remarkable undergraduates with three years of personal, professional and cultural immersions in the United States and abroad.

At the center of the program are funded summer internships at leading organizations in New York City and around the world. Combined with close mentoring, Watson Fellows expand their vision, develop their potential and build the confidence and perspective to do so for others. Fellows go on to attend leading graduate programs, receive national and international scholarships, and become leaders in their fields.

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