Wellesley College Students Win Awards for Graduate Study

May 9, 2007
Molly Tarantino

WELLESLEY, Mass.—Three Wellesley students have recently been honored with awards that will support their courses of study after they graduate from Wellesley.

Junior Julie Camarda has been awarded a Beinecke Scholarship for postgraduate study. Camarda was one of 20 students to receive the national fellowship to pursue graduate studies in the arts, humanities and social sciences.

Each scholar receives $2,000 immediately prior to entering graduate school and an additional $30,000 while attending graduate school. Camarda, 20, is considering a Ph.D. program in English studying lyric poetry and American literature, which is her current focus at Wellesley, or a master’s degree in fine arts in creative writing.

Juniors Gloria Rosales and Shayla Adams have been awarded the 2007 Rockefeller Brothers Fund Fellowship for Aspiring Teachers of Color. Rosales and Adams were two of 25 college juniors from 16 participating institutions to receive the fellowship.

Each of the selected fellows will receive up to $22,100 over a five-year period that begins this summer and ends after completion of three years of public school teaching. In addition to financial assistance, fellows are also paired with a mentor to guide them through the graduate school application process and through their first years of teaching. Rosales hopes to become a high-school Spanish teacher in her hometown.

Wellesley College has been a leader in the education of women for more than 130 years. The College's 500-acre campus near Boston is home to 2,300 undergraduate students from all 50 states and 65 countries.