The Junior Summer Fellowship program enables selected juniors pursue an independent, immersive project in the summer between 11th and 12th grade. Fellows extend and enhance their knowledge beyond the boundaries of the traditional classroom in destinations around the world. Successful projects will have a well-defined focus and purpose that may be academic, artistic, athletic, cultural, or creative.

A committee of current upper school faculty will award a maximum of seven $4000 fellowships to current 11th grade students. An outstanding fellowship proposal will describe a unique and immersive experience that will broaden and deepen the student’s understanding of themself and the world. While this usually involves travel, that is not a requirement.

Two potential areas for fellowship projects have special funding: scientific research and gender studies. Proposals in these areas do not need to specify these sources of funds. Questions about the types of proposals that could fall into these categories should be directed to Jim Patterson, Director of the Kutler Center.

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If you have any questions, please contact Jim Patterson, Director of the Kutler Center.

2021 Junior Summer Fellows:

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    Lola Cortez
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    Cate Greenman
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    Mia Karathanasis
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    Sadye Lackman
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    Scarlett Pinkey
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    Olivia Sparks
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    Ava Tran
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    Ella Watkins