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Bonderman Fellowships Expand in 2017!

Apr 7, 2017
Photo of Dashni Amin traveling during her Bonderman Fellowship

"This trip has been the best part of my life. I hope Mr. Bonderman and the other people who made this experience so wonderful might get a glimpse at the depth of their impact and my gratitude. For a refugee kid whose movement around the world was motivated by force and fear, to embark on a bold adventure back around it as a learner — what a gift!"

-Dashni Amin ('15, Law, Societies, and Justice with College Honors)

UW Today recently published this series of interviews with UW alumni whose lives have been permanently changed for the better by "Wandering and Wondering."

Many people do not realize that the prestigious Bonderman Travel Fellowship has a long history with the UW Honors Program. In fact, the unique opportunity is still administered in Honors by former Bonderman Fellow Brook Kelly, in partnership with the Graduate School.

For more than twenty years UW alumnus David Bonderman has annually supported UW students via travel fellowships that ask them explore, be open to the unexpected, and come to know the world in new and unexpected ways. We are pleased to announce that the University of Washington Bonderman Fellowship will expand its impact with a new $10 million endowment from David Bonderman.

Thanks to this generous endowment, UW is able to both increase the number of fellowships (up by four this year to 18 total) and boost financial support by fifteen percent (up from $20,000 to $23,000 per award). Not only will more people benefit more deeply from the experience in the near future—the endowment also ensures that this leading-edge alumni experience will continue in perpetuity.

Read the full announcement with this year's Bonderman Fellow Profiles HERE