The Pensby Center grants up to three summer funded fellowships for eligible undergraduates. Begun as internships in 2013, these annual fellowships support projects that contribute to our histories and to the College's goal of building equity and inclusion in our community.
Over the summer students could, for example, collect, organize and annotate oral histories, letters, photographs and other historical materials. Fellows could also contribute to existing programs and projects. Research could culminate in permanent additions to the College's archives, the basis of an exhibition on campus, or other significant contribution.
Each fellowship will provide a $4,500 stipend for an 8-10 week research or project period.
Deadline to apply: March 18, 2019
2018-2019 Pensby Fellows
Namrata Basu is a Math major, a senior from Mumbai, India. Through her time at Bryn Mawr as a student, a DLT (dorm leadership team) member, and in other spheres, she interacted with students from different backgrounds, places, and cultures. That got her interested in the support the college provides for different groups of people. Being an international student, she was interested in doing research about the experience of international students and alumnae, especially with career and professional development. She will be surveying the international community on campus and the alumnae community across the globe. She hopes this research will help the college to continue their work in supporting international students as well as to improve their efforts. She can be reached at email@example.com.
Jada Ceasar is a Psychology major and Biology minor from Houston, Texas. Jada is currently involved with the Enid Cook ’31 Center, History Working Group, Oral History Project, POSSE, and is the Co-President for the Class of 2020. As a first year, Jada became very interested in the Black at Bryn Mawr Project and the experiences of Black people at Bryn Mawr. As a Black woman, Jada saw the importance of not only knowing the history of Black women* in higher education but their experiences. This summer she will be researching the ways that peer institutions have sustained projects similar to Black at Bryn Mawr. As part of this research, Jada will also interview individuals who were influential in starting and sustaining projects similar to Black at Bryn Mawr. She will use her research to propose ways that Bryn Mawr College could support and institutionalize the Black at Bryn Mawr Project. She hopes that her work will complement the development of Black at Bryn Mawr and shine a light on how institutions can bring magnification to the Black presence as opposed to its erasure. Jada can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org.