Presidential International Scholar

The Presidential International Scholar is selected by the president of Wofford College as a student with exceptional potential to benefit humankind as evidenced by a demonstrated passion for service learning combined with a globally minded intellectual curiosity.

Meet Paola Cruz ’23

Paola Cruz ’23, a double major in sociology and anthropology and Spanish from Charlotte, North Carolina, will be Wofford College’s Presidential International Scholar during the 2022-23 academic year.

Meet Hector Ortiz ’22

Hector Ortiz ’22, a triple major from Saluda, South Carolina, studying biology, philosophy and Spanish, was selected for the independent research abroad experience.

Meet Margaret Roach ’21

Margaret Roach ’21, a psychology major with a concentration in medicine and the liberal arts from Winston-Salem, North Carolina, had a year like no other Presidential International Scholar.

Meet Kendall Weaver ’20

As the Presidential International Scholar, Kendall Weaver ’20 traveled to Palestine after spending the fall semester in Amman, Jordan, with the School for International Training.

Meet Lydia Estes ’20

As the Presidential International Scholar, Lydia Estes ’20 traveled during the summer and fall of 2018 conducting independent research on their self-selected topic of “The Role of Art in Women's Rights Movements in Latin America.”

Presidential International Scholar Exhibit

2019-20 Presidential International Scholar Kendall Weaver ’20 uses photos and poetry to illustrate her experiences in the Middle East.

Past Presidential International Scholars

Listing of past Presidential International Scholars