Summer 2016
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Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

CLACS Awards Over $64,000 in
Student Scholarships, Fellowships, and Grants

With the conclusion of the 2015-2016 academic year, the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies is proud to announce this year's student award winners.  

The Undergraduate Donald R. Shea Scholarship may be used for UWM sponsored semester-long or short-term study abroad in the Latin American/Caribbean region, and for other academic opportunities in the region that can be accepted for UWM credit.

2015-2016 Recipients of the Donald R. Shea Scholarship

     Lucero Rocha, BA, Political Science and LACUSL (Ecuador, Summer Study Abroad)
     Kameron Knapp-Harris, BA, Spanish (Ecuador, Spring Semester) 
     Jessecca Miller, BA, Journalism (Cuba, Winterim) 


Travel Grants are offered to UWM graduate or advanced undergraduate students who have a research proposal or paper presentation that focuses on the Latin American/Caribbean region. 

2015-2016 Recipients of UWM Travel Grants

     James Amato, MS, Geosciences (American Geophysical Union Conference Presentation)
     Elaine Basa, PhD, English (Chile, Research) 
     Katheryn Cubberley, Master of Sustainable Peacebuilding (Guatemala, Research)
     Nicholas Fedorchuk, PhD, Geosciences (Brazil, Research) 
     Bridgette Flores, Masters of Sustainable Peacebuilding (Ecuador, Research)
     Giselle Meijia, MFA, Dance (Ecuador, Research)
     Kathryn Pauls, PhD, Geosciences (Argentina, Research)


The Undergraduate and Graduate Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowships through funding from the U.S. Department of Education, are available for select undergraduate students for academic year study of intermediate or higher level Portuguese language in combination with area studies courses, and for graduate students for summer intensive Portuguese, Haitian Creole, or indigenous languages of Latin America. 

2016 Recipients of Undergraduate FLAS (for Study 2016-2017)

     Kennia Coronado, BS, Political Science (Portuguese, including PUC-Rio Fall)
     Kameron Knapp-Harris, BA, Spanish (Portuguese)

2016 Recipient of Graduate FLAS

     Timothy Lomeli, MA Candidate MALLT (University of Chicago Haitian Creole)


The Tinker Field Research Award, in partnership with the UWM Master in Sustainable Peacebuilding Program (MSP), supports pre-dissertation graduate student field research in Spanish or Portuguese speaking countries in Latin America. Funding is provided by the Tinker Foundation and J.M. Kohler Foundation.

2016 Recipients of the Tinker Field Research Award

     James Amato, MSGeosciences (Brazil)
     Nicholas Fedorchuk, PhD
Geosciences (Brazil)
     Bridgette Flores, Masters of Sustainable Peacebuilding (Ecuador)

     Amy Milson Klemmer, MSAnthropology (Archaeology concentration) (Ecuador)
     Kathryn Pauls, PhD
Geosciences (Argentina)
     Madeline Poullette, MS
Anthropology and Museum Studies (Mexico)
     Kacie Wright, Masters of Sustainable Peacebuilding (Ecuador)


The Kristin Ruggiero Research Award supports advanced undergraduate and graduate field research. It is named after Professor Emerita Dr. Kristin Ruggiero, the Director of the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies from 1999 until 2015. 

2016 Recipient of the Kristin Ruggiero Research Award

     Madeline Poullette, MS Anthropology and Museum Studies (Mexico)


Congratulations to all of the award recipients, and the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies wishes you the best in your studies. 

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