The Eisenhower Institute announces 2019-20 scholarship & fellowship recipients

The Eisenhower Institute at Gettysburg College provides a variety of national scholarships and fellowships for recipients to engage in dialogue with noted public servants and to pursue a study of public policy.

Since the founding of the Institute, it has provided in excess of $3 million to deserving students seeking to further their educational and professional experiences. The following scholars were awarded scholarships and fellowships from the Eisenhower Institute for the 2019-20 academic year.

Dwight D. Eisenhower/Conrad N. Hilton Scholarship

The primary purpose of the Dwight D. Eisenhower/Conrad N. Hilton Scholarship is to help U.S. students study globally, thereby encouraging and assisting students who bring a strong international orientation to their studies; exhibit, through extracurricular activities, an interest and awareness of the role they can perform in bettering the world; and show through their career aspirations and corresponding curriculum choices, an appreciation of the role that international travel, global trade, and cross-cultural exchange can play in fostering international understanding and world peace.

Madeline Carr is a member of the Gettysburg College Class of 2021. She is pursuing a double major in international affairs and sociology, with a minor in Middle Eastern & Islamic studies. During the fall 2019 semester, she studied in Aix-en-Provence, France.

Tyler Mann is a member of the Gettysburg College Class of 2021 pursuing a bachelor of science degree in mathematical economics with a mathematics minor. Tyler studied abroad in London and Lancaster University during fall 2019.

Julianna Pestretto is a member of the Gettysburg College Class of 2021 studying political science, globalization studies and French.  In the spring 2020, she will be studying in Tunis, Tunisia.

Matthew Walker is a member of the Gettysburg College Class of 2021. He is pursuing a degree in environmental studies. During the spring 2020 semester, he will be studying in Byron's Bay, Australia.

Jennings Randolph Fellowship

The Jennings Randolph Fellowship, established by the American Public Works Association, is awarded to professionals in the public works field for travel and field study overseas.

Douglas Sarkkinen, P.E., senior project manager/Principal, Otak, Inc., Vancouver, Wash., was selected to travel through Sweden. He investigated a GIS-based bridge inventory and interactive system.

Nora Daley-Peng, senior transportation planner and landscape architect, City of Shoreline, Wash., traveled through Finland. Her public works study will examined aspects of Helsinki’s mobility plan to encourage a wide variety of transportation offerings that do not depend on personal vehicle use.

John Butler, P.E., director of public works, Ashland, Wis., traveled through Finland, with a focus on the use of asset management by Finnish water utilities.

The Dwight D. Eisenhower/Clifford Roberts Graduate Fellowship Program

These recipients are at an advanced stage of their doctoral candidacies, preferably at the point of preparing their dissertations.

They are selected on merit and must be receiving their graduate degree from one of the following institutions: Columbia University, Cornell University, Harvard University, Princeton University, Stanford University, Tufts University (The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy), University of Chicago, University of Kansas, University of Texas at Austin, University of Virginia, Vanderbilt University or Washington University at St. Louis.

Carolyn Coberly is a Ph.D. candidate in politics at the Woodrow Wilson Department of Politics at University of Virginia, her dissertation is titled State Capacity and the Origins of Authoritarian Multiparty Systems.

Meg K. Guliford is a Ph.D. candidate at The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University, her dissertation is titled Presence and Provision: Explaining the Effects of Intervention on Violence Against Civilians.

Renanah Miles Joyce is a Ph.D. candidate in political science at Columbia University, her dissertation is titled Exporting Might and Right: Great Power Security Assistance and Developing Militaries.

Amitia Parker is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Social Welfare at University of Kansas, her dissertation is titled A Story of People and Places: How African American Mothers with Young Children Access Supports that Enhance their Mental Health and Well-being.

The Dwight D. Eisenhower/Ann Cook Whitman Scholarship Program for Perry High School

The primary purpose of the Dwight D. Eisenhower/Ann Cook Whitman Scholarship Program is to assist graduating seniors from Perry High School, Perry, Oh., based on need and merit, in obtaining an undergraduate degree in furtherance of their education and leadership skills.

Olivia Kline is pursuing a degree in biological physics at Miami University in Oxford, Oh. Anna Sorine is pursuing a degree in nursing at The Ohio State University.

Grounded in President Dwight D. Eisenhower’s legacy of leadership, the Eisenhower Institute at Gettysburg College promotes nonpartisan discourse and critical analysis of issues of long-term importance through competitive fellowships, access to renowned experts, and symposia.