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Dixon Global Policy Scholars


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Dixon Global Scholars Program

An exciting program for a select number of Honors students, the Dixon Global Policy Scholars (GPS) offers a challenging learning opportunity for students interested in pursuing a major scholarship (such as the Rhodes, Truman or Marshall) and in enhancing their knowledge of the issues that shape the world.



  • A 10-day study travel experience to France and Germany in May 2015.
  • Priority consideration for Educational Enrichment Travel Grants for summer 2015, summer 2016, and summer 2017.
  • Support in applying for major scholarships and graduate school.
  • Specialized coursework, seminars and workshops.


The Dixon GPS is open to:

  • Freshmen who have a minimum 3.60 GPR 
  • Sophomores who have a minimum 3.75 GPR 
  • Applicants with an interest in pursuing a major scholarship, such as the Rhodes, Truman or Marshall
  • Applicants with an interest in deepening their understanding of global policy, economics, politics, culture, science, technology and the arts

Important: The announced GPR minimums for Dixon GPS are 3.75 (sophomores) and 3.60 (freshman).  However, the committee will accept applications from students with lower GPRs with sufficient justification.  



The application deadline will be Tuesday, January 20, 2015. Faculty letters of support are due by Thursday, January 22, 2015 (may be delivered to 105 Tillman, or emailed to

Letters of Support

Each applicant is required to have a Letter of Support.  Guidelines for Letters of Support can be found here.


The only cost paid by participants will be one credit taken in association with the May 2015 study travel, and incidental travel expenses, including some meals.


Congratulations to our 2013 Graduates!

Dorothy Behre - Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship to Taiwan  

John Christopher - Graduate school in Urban Planning at the University of Pennsylvania

Cameron Eagles - Teach for America in Durham, North Carolina

Julie Garner - Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship to South Korea

Sally Lin - Graduate school in Chemical Engineering at Marquette University


The Class of 2014 Dixon Global Policy Scholars:

Alexander Batson, Economics and Religious Studies
Emily Clarke,
Marketing and Political Science
Will Clevidence,
Economics and Finance
Nicholas DeGrood,
Health Science
Aryana Derakshan,
Political Science and Economics
Amanda Farthing,
Chemical Engineering

Aaron Gordon, Civil Engineering
Shiva Mohan, History
Eliza Rhodes,
Anna White,
Biosystems Engineering
Dalton Williams
, Chemical Engineering
Joey Wilson, Bioengineering          


The Class of 2013 Dixon Global Policy Scholars:

Megan Brovan, Political Science and English
Kristin Buhrow, 
Language and International Trade
Caleb Cohen,
 Electrical Engineering
Matt DeAngelis, 
Ashton Harvey, 
Kara Jolly, 
Biological Sciences

Lucy Rummler, Biochemistry
Taylor Shields, Microbiology
Michael Spires, 
Computer Science and Economics
Lawren Thomson,
Fletcher Williams, 
Krista Wunsche, Engineering           


The 2012 Class of Dixon Global Policy Scholars:

Andrew Bell, Math
Parker Essick, 
English Literature
Whitney Garland,
 Language and International Trade
Amber Hackler, 
Ryan Kane, 
Biloogical Sciences
Ryan Marosy, 
Environmental Science and Natural Resources

Melissa Moore, Mechanical Engineering
Kelly Moran, Math
Paige Pribonic, 
Language and International Health
Rhett Reese, 
Kenan Kakarcan, 
International Management
Ellison Taylor, Microbiology 
Leigh Yarborough, 
Health Science


The 2011 Inaugural Class of Dixon Global Policy Scholars:

Miles Atkinson, Economics
Dorothy Behre
, English Literature
Preston Berkeley
, General Engineering
John Christopher
, Sociology
Cameron Eagles
, Economics
Julie Garner
, Secondary Education (History)

Kate Gasparro, Civil Engineering
Caitlin Knight
, Chemical Engineering
Sally Lin
, Biochemistry and Finance
Emily Todd
, Electrical Engineering
Jenny Tumas
, Communication Studies
Christian Weeks
, Computer Engineering