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 Second Decade Society/Florence “Meg” Long Walsh Leadership Award provides a graduating senior from the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences with $32,000 to undertake an independent project of his or her own unique design involving international travel. The award affords the opportunity for a promising Hopkins graduate to focus on an independent project that explores the student’s own interests and abilities, test his or her knowledge and assumptions in a broader international context, and develop leadership skills. Projects may be in any area, including public service, creative or artistic, research—whatever the applicant desires. The project may not, however, include extended study at a foreign university.
Applications require 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.
Applications are open now and close February 15, 2021.