They are among forty-two college students from across the United States to receive the prestigious award this year.
Watson applicants are supported by Bowdoin’s Office of Student Fellowships and Research. “Each year, I continue to be in awe of the passion, ambition, and originality that our students bring to the table when applying for the Watson Fellowship,” said Associate Director of the Center for Cocurricular Opportunities Corey Colwill.
“Watson seeks truly unique individuals. We seem to have them in spades here at Bowdoin, in the best possible sense! I’m so proud of Clara and Turo for their accomplishments and humbled to be a small part of their Watson journeys. I can’t wait to see where life, and the world, takes them,” Colwill added.
Benadon’s project, “Fiber Farmers and Artists Adapt to Climate Change,” will take her to Peru, France, New Zealand, and the