The Schlegel Scholarship for International Studies

The Schlegel Scholarships honor the memory of United States Navy Commander Robert Allan Schlegel '85, who was killed in the terrorist attack on the Pentagon on September 11, 2001. Established in 2002 through a fundraising campaign spearheaded by members of Chi Psi fraternity of which Schlegel was a member, the prize supports three initiatives:

  • Support for W&L students to participate in foreign affairs conferences, including both the Student Conference on United States Affairs at West Point and the Naval Academy Foreign Affairs Conference in Annapolis;
  • Establishment of the Schlegel Prize for the best paper on foreign affairs or international relations in a given academic year;
  • Support for student research projects related to international affairs.
Award Year

Student Recipients
2021 No recipient 
2020 Nancy Ernst '20
Sawera Khan '21
2019 Layne Smith '20
2018 Savannah L. Kimble '18
Zainab Abiza '19
2017 Hannah L. Falchuk '18
Shirley B. Keating '17
2016 Kayla R. Sylvester '17
Katrina K. Spiezio '17
James B. Flanigan '16
Katherine R. Hodges '16
John W. Anderson '16
2015 Thomas J. Bednar '15
Amanda G. Dixon '15
Katherine H. LeMasters '15
Naphtali D. Rivkin '15
2014 John J. Anderson '16
Sally Platt '14
2013 Clark L. Hildabrand '13
Thomas J. Sanford '13
2012 Samuel G. Campbell '12
Caitlin C. Edgar '12
Jasmine M. Jimenez '12
2011 Amy L. Dawson '11
Caitlin C. Edgar '12
2010 Kara L. Karcher '11