Four Scripps seniors chosen as Napier Fellow finalists

Posted: November 24, 2014

Scripps College announced seniors Saran Han, Claire Hirschberg, Meghan Gallagher, and Laurel Schwartz as its 2015 senior fellows for the Napier Initiative, the social justice leadership partnership between Pilgrim Place and the five undergraduate Claremont Colleges. Applicants must be graduating seniors  who have demonstrated outstanding leadership promise in the quest for a just, peaceful and sustainable world.

Han will seek collaboration on prescription medication sustainability with Open Door Community Health Center of Humboldt County, CA. Hirschberg’s proposal will tackle the issue of “gender responsive” jail expansion in California through Californians United for a Responsible Budget (CURB). And Meghan Gallagher and Laurel Schwartz, working as a team, propose a project titled “Media Institute for Middle School Girls” with Independent Filmmaker Project in Maine. Students will know in February if they will receive funding for their proposed projects.

The Awards were established as a memorial to Davie and Joy Napier, longtime residents of Pilgrim Place, who in earlier years had remarkable careers as prophetic advocates for a just, peaceful and sustainable world. Nominees will learn if they are one of two recipients of the prize on February 21, 2015; Karen Castro-Ayala ’14 was one of the winners in 2013-14.

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