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.
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.
Hector Ortiz ’22, a triple major from Saluda, South Carolina, studying biology, philosophy and Spanish, was selected for the independent research abroad experience.
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.
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.
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.”
2019-20 Presidential International Scholar Kendall Weaver ’20 uses photos and poetry to illustrate her experiences in the Middle East.
Listing of past Presidential International Scholars