The University of Virginia Center for Policy in partnership with the Miller Center, the Weldon Cooper Center / Sorensen Institute, the Initiative for Democracy and the Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy have selected 50 students for the second annual program of 22nd Century Scholars scholarships to be launched. July 1 and continue until August 6.
The 22nd Century Scholars (open to sophomores, juniors, and seniors at UVA and UVA Wise) were selected by application and will participate in a multifaceted summer internship with participating partners. The program is designed to be an immersive learning opportunity where students gain work experience in the public sector; participate in planning public events; generate political and historical research; help with the production of television documentaries; and receive personalized professional advice through the UVA Career Center. Additionally, and new to this year’s program, all academics will participate in the Center for Policy’s Global Perspectives on Democracy program and engage in real-time international diplomacy by serving as “host peers” for a Department. The US State Department sponsored a student delegation to Iraq during the last two weeks of the program.
Each fellow will receive a stipend of $ 2,000 as part of the program and will work individually and collectively on some of the biggest public sector problems facing the country and the world today. At the beginning of the program, each student will also be paired with alumni from the University, including CBS News. Face the nation Moderator Margaret Brennan, broadcaster and former UVA and NFL football player Tiki Barber, former US Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency Director Chris Krebs, and many others who will serve as professional mentors for students during the five weeks of internship and then monthly for the next year.
“The challenges facing our next generation of public servants are incredibly daunting: the rise of autocracy around the world, extremism, climate change, technological risks, and scarce resources. I am excited to work with future leaders who will step forward to meet these challenges and protect our democracy, ”said Krebs.
Roark Corson, a 22nd century fellow last summer, has been mentored by Erik Hirsch, Hamilton Lane vice president and private equity industry expert. “After the internship, I kept up with my mentor and he has been an incredible asset. He helped me with my resume, cover letters, interview skills, and other job-related areas. We share an interest in politics and our discussions of world events are always fascinating and enjoyable. The mentoring aspect of the 22nd Century Academic Program is absolutely invaluable, ”Corson said. Corson joined the US State Department for an internship at the Wuhan Consulate in China this summer.
The students selected for this year’s 22nd Century Scholars program are:
|Anne-Caroline Aries-Praud||Booker Johnson, III||Isabelle Saillard|
|Lara arif||Raghda labban||Henry Schock|
|Katharine barbour||Ryan lanford||Abigail schofield|
|Max boland||Nicholas lansing||Charles Sewell|
|Shannon britt||Olivia LiVolsi||Manan shah|
|Robert Brown, Jr.||Patricio López-Guerra||Rahul Sharma|
|Nicole chebili||Susannah loss||Aidan sheahan|
|William Clawson||Garrison Lowe||Katherine snider|
|Cole DeLong||Dante massimo||Emma StJohn|
|Jaden evans||Matthew McConnell||Amelia strouth|
|Geetanjali Gandhe||Jackson McCummings||Katherine thomas|
|Nishita ghanate||Edward McPhillips||Greta timmins|
|Raed gilliam||Olivia morrison||Ian Toubin|
|Natalie Gonzalez||Austin orfield||Allie touron|
|Molly hayes||Elizabeth rankin||Jacob Womack|
|Rachel Hightman||Donna reynolds||Derek Yang|
|Emma hopp||Advika roongta|
“This innovative program is in keeping with the University of Virginia’s long history of developing leaders in government and politics,” said Larry J. Sabato, Director of the Center for Policy. “And I am delighted that so many of our exceptional college alumni have stepped forward to serve as mentors to these students. This not only reinforces the students’ understanding of what it means to be a public servant, but also strengthens the intergenerational connections of the UVA ”.
The 22nd Century Fellows Program is made possible by funding from the Jefferson Trust, the Larry J. Sabato Foundation, and the Peter and Eaddo Kiernan Foundation with additional support from Sonja Hoel Perkins, McGuireWoods Consulting, Michael Greenwald, Larry Schack, and Katie Shaw , Erik. Hirsch and many other generous donors.