Katie Pratt ’08, a graduating senior from Shreveport, La., has been award a Walker Odyssey Fellowship on recommendation of the Honors Committee at Hendrix College. She will receive a grant of $12,500 to fund out-of-country study trip to explore her topic: “Women's Relationship to Food: Globalization and Changing Eating Habits: China, Fiji, Argentina, Italy.”
The Walker Odyssey Fellowships were established in 2006 to encourage Hendrix students to apply for Watson Fellowships, a national award that funds a year of study outside the United States. Hendrix is the only college in Arkansas that is eligible to nominate its students to be Watson Fellows. Hendrix students who apply for Watson grants but are not successful become eligible for Walker Odyssey Fellowships to fund their proposed projects on a limited basis.
Walker Fellows spend a portion of the year after they graduate on their journeys under guidelines and expectations similar to those of Watson Fellows. When they return, Walker Fellows are invited to campus to present the results of their projects.