Two Union students awarded top fellowship and scholarships

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Two Union students have been awarded highly competitive national fellowships or scholarships.

Stephen Wong '24 (left) and Gabi Baker '25 

Stephen Wong '24 (left) and Gabi Baker '25

They join nearly 170 Union students and alums who have received such honors over the past six years.

Stephen Wong '24 was selected for two fellowships -- the Fulbright Student English Teaching Assistant Award in Germany and the U.S. Teaching Assistantship (USTA) Program in Austria. Both programs offer the opportunity to teach English abroad for an academic year in a German-speaking country.

“I am so grateful to have received a Fulbright to teach English in Germany,” said Wong. “This is an amazing opportunity, and I am very excited to see where it takes me. I want to thank all of my professors and Lynn Evans (director of Fellowships and Doctoral Pathways), who helped me throughout the application process.”

Gabi Baker '25 was selected for the Judge Reginald C. Lindsay Fellowship by the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts. During a nine-week summer program, fellows intern in a judge's chambers and participate in courses that focus on legal research and writing. They are assigned to the U.S. Attorney's Office, U.S. Probation and Pretrial Services Office or Federal Public Defender Office. Fellows also take part in a moot court competition before a federal judge.

“I’m excited to have been selected as a Lindsay Fellow this summer,” said Baker. “It will be a great opportunity to learn more about the kind of law career I want to pursue in the future. I’m very grateful for this opportunity, I couldn’t have done it without Lynn Evans.”

Learn more about fellowships and doctoral pathways at Union.

Stephen Wong '24

Hometown: Natick, Mass.

Majors: French and Francophone studies, German

Minor: Chinese

Activities: Russian and Eastern European Culture Club; English Language teacher for Ukrainian children; Union College Community Orchestra (cellist); Baroque Early Music Ensemble (cellist)

Gabi Baker '25

Hometown: Boston, Mass.

Major: Political science

Minors: Psychology, sociology

Activities: Women’s Track and Field; Student Forum; the Office of Intercultural Affairs; Residential Education