Our 2021 Nisbet Honors seniors have achieved so much at Converse – but they’re just getting started. As participants of the Nisbet Honors Program, our students are guided by a faculty mentor who supports them through planning, proposing, and funding research projects in their area of interest. This individual mentoring opens the doors to acclaimed grad schools, fellowships and extraordinary funding packages.
Kennedy Anderson ’21 was accepted to New York University School of Professional Studies Masters in Global Affairs, American University, University of Texas, Vanderbilt, University of Denver, and Rice University.
Courtney Dziewior ’21 received admission to five chemistry PhD programs; all of the programs she was accepted into included full tuition waivers and teaching/research assistantships. Courtney plans to attend Duke University and will be involved in an organic and medicinal chemistry lab.
Abigail Jolley ’21 was accepted into The National Institutes of Health (NIH) Post-baccalaureate Intramural Research Training Award Program. The position will give Abigail the chance to work on biomedical research for one or two years at the NIH with some of the top researchers in the world.
Hannah Jumer ’21 received admission into the Master of Library and Information Science program at the University of South Carolina.
Sam Scott ’21 received acceptance into Kent State University’s MA in Philosophy program, including a graduate assistantship, with a stipend, a full tuition waiver, and partly subsidized health insurance coverage. The total value of this funding package is nearly $30K. Sam created her own individualized major at Converse, called the “Quadrivium.”