Meg Walsh Award
What is the Florence “Meg” Long Walsh Award?
The Second Decade Society/Florence “Meg” Long Walsh Leadership Award provides a graduating senior from the Zanvyl Krieger School of Arts and Sciences with $32,000 to undertake an independent project of their own unique design involving international travel. The award affords the opportunity for a promising Hopkins graduate to focus on an independent project that explores their own interests and abilities, test their knowledge and assumptions in a broader international context, and develop their leadership skills. Projects may be in any area, including public service, creative or artistic, and any field of study.
Who was Meg Walsh?
Meg Walsh, BA ’84, was a dedicated alumna, passionate explorer of the world, and, as Treasurer and Vice President of Lucent Technologies, a true leader in the global community. This award, established in her memory by her family, classmates, and the Second Decade Society, will provide opportunities to develop the qualities of independent intellectual inquiry, global perspective, and the leadership that Meg Walsh exemplified. The criteria for selection are:
- Strength of the proposed project (including feasibility and creativity)
- Qualifications necessary for successful implementation of the project (including academic achievement)
- Demonstrated leadership with a lasting impact on Hopkins and the community
Funding Restrictions: Funding must be used to support your project and may not be spent on anyone/anything else. The award stipend is intended to provide maintenance, support and travel expenses for you while you conduct your international project experience. Funding may not be used for study at another college/university. Funding may be used for only one trip to and from the United States (or your home country), unless you need to return for a health or personal emergency. The Meg Walsh Award is considered income, and it is subject to US Income Tax. This is something to be aware of when building your budget.
Application for the SDS/Walsh Leadership Award consists of two essays (one describing the proposed project, the other the applicant’s leadership accomplishments), a budget and timeline, a resume, two letters of recommendation, and an unofficial transcript.