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C.V. Starr Center for the

Study of the American Experience

Student Fellowships

To make possible independent learning experiences that take students beyond the classroom, the C.V. Starr Center disburses more than $10,000 in fellowship grants each year to Washington College undergraduates.

The Comegys Bight Fellowships support summer internships at some of the nation’s leading historical and cultural institutions, and the Frederick Douglass Fellowships support spring-semester research in African-American studies and related fields. Fellows’ projects have included:

  • Helping to script a film on African Americans in 18th-century Virginia
  • The Civil War on the Eastern Shore of Maryland
  • Literary odysseys to Colorado and Paris
  • 18th century fashion trends
  • Cataloguing early maps and travel accounts of Brazil and Peru