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St. John's Freshman Recognized as a Davis World Scholar
FOR RELEASE: December 19, 2008
CONTACT: Patricia Dempsey 410-626-2539
St. John's College President Christopher B. Nelson and Davis World Scholar Natalija Dobrovic
St. John's College freshman Natalija Dobrovic was recently recognized as a Davis World Scholar. President Christopher Nelson congratulated Dobrovic on her accomplishment and noted that Dobrovic, who is from Podgorica, Montenegro, is the first student at the college to be recognized as a Davis Scholar.
As a Davis Scholar, Dobrovic joins a distinguished and talented group of undergraduates from leading colleges and universities from around the world. The Davis Scholar program provides scholarships to students, from both the United States and other countries, who have excelled by completing their last two years of high school at a group of international schools called United World Colleges. These UWC schools are now in the United States, Bosnia, Canada, Costa Rica, Hong Kong, India, Italy, Norway, Singapore, Swaziland, the United Kingdom, and Venezuela. Dobrovic attended United World College School in Wales.
Davis Scholars like Dobrovic are committed to building cross-cultural understanding. The program currently provides scholarship support for 1,424 current Davis UWC Scholars at a growing number of American colleges and universities, and from those around the world. To assist these schools in meeting the financial needs of their scholars, Davis philanthropy contributes up to $10,000 of need-based aid for each scholar, every year of a four-year undergraduate degree program.
Eight years ago, Colby, College of the Atlantic, Middlebury, Princeton, and Wellesley were selected by philanthropist Shelby M.C. Davis as the inaugural institutions for the Davis United World College Scholars Program. Davis offered to provide need-based scholarships for every UWC graduate who gained acceptance and then matriculated at these pilot schools, regardless of national origin or UWC attended. (This remains the case for these five inaugural schools).