Summer Adventures Await 2020 Cullman Scholars

Each year, a talented group of Kimball Union students receive an opportunity to embark on off-campus learning opportunities during the summer break. Last week, the Cullman Scholar Committee selected 10 students from the junior class to receive a 2020 Cullman Scholarship. These students will receive financial support for in-depth global experiences in an area of intellectual interest or passion. 

The Cullman Scholarship Program was established in 1983 with a gift form Hugh Cullman ’42, allowing students to pursue programs that develop leadership skills, global and environmental awareness, and service to others.  
“It is a tremendous honor to receive a Cullman Scholarship, one of The Academy’s most prestigious awards,” says Assistant Head of School David Weidman. “I’m absolutely certain you will be amazed at the depth and breadth of the opportunities before our recipients.” 

“This experience was extremely valuable and helped me to develop a deeper understanding of something I am very passionate about,” remarks Willa ’20, who spent her Cullman Scholarship studying neuroscience at Oxford University last June.
In the summer of 2019, 11 Cullman Scholars pursued courses of study ranging from wildlife conservation in Yellowstone National Park to studying global health while practicing Spanish speaking skills in Peru, interning in private and public hospitals in the Dominican Republic, to studying filmmaking and writing in France.
The following students have been named 2020 Cullman Scholars:
  • Jingbang ’21 plans to create a documentary film about ongoing trash removal efforts from Versova Beach in Mumbai, India.
  • Hannah ’21 will study the intersection of clinical neuroscience and the effects of social media on the brain at Stanford University.
  • Liam ’21 will attend Scotch College as a Global Alliance for Innovative Learning (GAIL) exchange student to work with bush fire rehabilitation in Adelaide, Australia.
  • Lucy ’21 will join the Boston Conservatory at the Berklee Commercial Dance Summer Intensive.
  • Hill ’21 plans to intern with The Kilham Bear Center in Lyme, NH, and the Wildlife Conservation Society at the Bronx Zoo to rehabilitate orphaned black bear cubs.
  • Kat ’21 will serve as a volunteer for Save a Child’s Heart Foundation in Israel.
  • Maddy ’21 plans to volunteer with Chios Eastern Shore Response Team to assist in the international refugee crisis in Chios, Greece.
  • Kyle ’21 will intern with the Clarkson University All-Sensing Research Studio working on cutting-edge research in human-driven artificial intelligence.
  • Emma ’21 will study global journalism through the Summer Academy at The New York Times.
  • Emily ’21 will study Western early childhood education in Chinese culture at KUA and in Hangzhou, China.
    • Molly '20, 2019 Cullman Scholar in Ireland.

    • 2020 Cullman Scholars.


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