Alumni of the Davis UWC Scholars Program

One goal of the Davis United World College Scholars program is a better world, and alumni are proving daily that their education has empowered them to act as agents of positive change.

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Helene Songe'04

Helene spent the summer of 2010 as a Kathryn Davis Fellow for Peace in the Middlebury Arabic School. With her increased fluency, she is able to better serve Palestinian Iraqi refugees living in Syria, where she currently works for the United Nations Relief and Works Agency. Read more...


Yohanne Kidolezi '05

Born in Tanzania, Kido is pursuing an MBA at the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. After finishing his degree, he intends to help reform the educational system in his home country. He says he thinks often of the 300 Tanzanian child laborers he once interviewed for a Middlebury research project. Read more...

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Hussein Alramini '09

At Middlebury, Hussein majored in molecular biology and biochemistry. Under the tutelage of Professor Grace Spatafora, he distinguished himself with remarkable senior research. By the time he graduated, he was the first scientist to prove that six genes of the bacteria causing Lyme disease work together through a process called operon regulation. Read more...

Hans Walter Cabra Hernandez ’09

After completing a degree in political science and French at Middlebury, Hans received a master’s degree in government and public policy at the Universidad de los Andes in Bogotá. Today I am the executive director of Fundación Haciendo Equipo, an organization that works with young people from vulnerable neighborhoods in Medellin. Read more...

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Rachel Ochako '11

“If you want to raise a standard of living, you first need to have a good heart,” Rachel Ochako '11 explains. “But the rest is mostly economics." A 2010 summer at the Monterey Institute on a Davis UWC Scholars Fellowship brought the Middlebury senior closer to a career in international development back in Kenya. Read more...

Naina Qayyum '15

Having lived “in the midst of fear” growing up in Pakistan, Naina Qayyum '15 is determined to work for diversity, creativity, and women’s power to make a difference. Across Pakistan, young women commonly face discrimination and unequal opportunity; but Naina’s experience, growing up mostly in the capital, Islamabad, then attending UWC, has showed her education’s power to open minds. Read more...


Davis UWC Scholars at Middlebury

The Davis United World College Scholars Program, founded in 2000 by Shelby M.C. Davis and Philip O. Geier, is the world's largest privately funded international scholarship program. It now supports over 2,500 students (from 148 nations) at 90 U.S. colleges and universities.

Davis UWC Scholars are all graduates of United World Colleges, a group of 15 high schools across the globe that bring students of different nationalities together for studies emphasizing intercultural knowledge and awareness.

We currently have 80 Davis UWC Scholars from 65 different countries here at Middlebury. They are part of a student body that is over 10 percent international, and they help create a global campus climate. We are also proud to host the scholarship program's national headquarters in Adirondack House.