Ten students were awarded BOLD scholarships earlier this year; five more scholars will be named in April.
The student-led program connects Middlebury College mentors with first-generation, college-bound high schoolers.
Evelin Toth will spend the coming year in five different countries, learning about climate change adaptation strategies.
The College saw a 14.7 percent increase in admitted students of color and an 8.5 percent uptick in international applicants.
Muralist and social activist Will Kasso uses art to mobilize communities.
O'Brien and theatre professor Alex Draper gave a reading of O'Brien's memoir for stage, which will be produced in Pasadena later this spring.