Teddy Williams (Beloit ’18), a 2014 graduate of Cohen College Prep and student leader of College Bridge’s peer mentoring program, has been named a 2016 McNair Scholar at Beloit College.
A history major, Teddy is interested in civil rights, social justice, and racial institutionalization. His McNair research will focus on the history of race relations at Beloit College from the 1960s to the present. Teddy intends to pursue a joint Ph.D./J.D. in his graduate studies.
The prestigious McNair Scholars Program is administered by the U.S. Department of Education’s TRIO office, and aims to prepare high-achieving undergraduates who are the first in their families to attend college or are members of underrepresented groups for doctoral studies and research. McNair Scholars conduct independent research as undergraduates and receive extensive support in preparing and applying for graduate study.
The U.S. Congress endowed the McNair Scholars Program in memory of Dr. Ronald Erwin McNair, a NASA physicist and the second African American to fly in space, after McNair perished in the 1986 Space Shuttle Challenger disaster.
At College Bridge, Teddy is the adroit leader of our peer mentoring program, helping to support recent graduates as they transition to college.