The recipient of the innovative Presidential International Scholarship is selected as a student “most likely to be of benefit to humankind.” The program, funded by an anonymous donor, involves five months of travel and independent study during the scholar’s senior year, returning for the spring semester. David Moore of Spartanburg, S.C., was named the 2012-13 Presidential International Scholar, in the 28th year of the program.
In 2012-2013 Presidential International Scholarship will be joined by the Presidential Global Studies Scholarships! Learn more about the scholarships and the recipients in our press release.
Keep up with the 2012-13 Scholars' adventures and discoveries as they travel the developing world researching their chosen projects.
See a list of past presidential scholars and the projects that they
studied while they were away from Wofford.
David Moore of Spartanburg, a triple major in chemistry, mathematics and German and a Richardson Family Scholar – among Wofford’s most prestigious scholarships – has been selected as the 29th Presidential International Scholar and is interested in studying the development and use of biofuels, especially in South America.
Brian McCracken (center) of Anderson, S.C., a double major in government and economics, with a minor in religion, and a member of the varsity track and field team, and Christopher Bourean (right) of Easley, S.C., a double major in biology and finance, have been named the inaugural Presidential Global Studies Scholars.