The Allen Schanck Roberts '85 Scholarship Fund was established in 1993 by family and friends to honor the memory of Allen Roberts (1963‑1993). It provides assistance to undergraduates for summer study or an internship abroad. Preference is given to students with a demonstrated interest in journalism and achievements in foreign languages. Consideration will also be given to qualities of heart and mind that distinguished Allen Roberts ‑‑ curiosity, independence of thought, and an ability to voice to the concerns and aspirations of people of diverse backgrounds and stations in life. A member of the Class of 1985, Allen Roberts was a reporter for The Journal of Commerce, The Norfolk Virginia‑Pilot, the Dayton Daily News and The Beaumont Enterprise. The application deadline for awards is mid-February and must be submitted to the Center for International Education by that date. To apply please provide the Center for International Education with the following materials: Statement of purpose, transcript, 2 recommendations, and a budget. Any questions please contact Kip Brooks, firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Schlegel Prize for International Studies was created to honor Commander Robert Allan Schlegel, a 1985 alumnus of W&L who was killed at the Pentagon. Cmdr. Schlegel was serving as Deputy Current Operations and Plans Branch Head for the Chief of Naval Operations at the Pentagon when American Airlines flight 77 struck the building.
Established in 2002 through a fundraising campaign spearheaded by members of Chi Psi fraternity of which Schlegel was a member, the prize will now support three initiatives:
•Support for W&L students to participate in foreign affairs conferences, including both the Student Conference on United States Affairs at West Point and the Naval Academy Foreign Affairs Conference in Annapolis;
•Establishment of the Schlegel Prize for the best paper on foreign affairs or international relations in a Politics seminar;
•Support for student research projects related to international affairs.
Please contact Prof Lucas Morel if you have any questions.