Fourteen Beloiters—including several graduating seniors—pursuing research projects and hands-on human rights experience will be benefiting from funds from the Weissberg family and the Weissberg Foundation.
The mission of The Weissberg Program in Human Rights is to prepare Beloit College students to engage critically with human rights and develop effective and responsible strategies that promote and defend human dignity. Moving forward, the program seeks to emphasize the value of liberal education for this kind of work and Beloit’s particular success and commitment to it.
Here are the most recent Beloiters to benefit from this commitment:
Graduating seniors Mashail Malik’12, Ben Sercombe’12, Jessica Slattery’12, Oliver Wyckoff’12, and Ian Hedges’12 will receive up to $5,000 each to help them take the next steps toward life-long engagement with human rights. Fellows are expected to report on the activities facilitated by their awards and to become active members of the Weissberg Human Rights Program network. Read about their post-Beloit plans here.
Alen Kerić'14, Amanda Lawnicki'14, and Kidan Araya'13 will receive a one-time $3,000 award to gain hands-on experience with human rights work between their junior and senior years. Learn more here.
Weissberg Student Research Grant Recipients
Joanne Cho'14, Jane Choi'14, Diana Gutierrez'13, Samantha Holte'14, Dongping Jing'15, and Emily Verberg'12 will receive funds for their summer research projects. Read about their proposed projects here.