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Seniors Beacom and Diehl Named Sachs Scholars

December 11th, 2014
Photo courtesy of Brett Diehl

Two seniors with track records of achievement in academics and research have been named recipients of the Daniel M. Sachs Class of 1960 Graduating Scholarship, one of the highest awards given to Princeton undergraduates.

William Beacom, a concentrator in the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs who is pursuing a certificate in East Asian studies, has been awarded the Sachs Global Scholarship. He will spend a year in five Central Asian nations studying the impact of Chinese influence on authoritarian regimes.

Brett Diehl, a history major who is also pursuing certificates in Spanish language and culture and Latin American studies, will spend two years of graduate studies at the University of Oxford. Diehl intends to pursue a one-year MSc degree in economic and social history followed by a one-year MSc in criminology and criminal justice.

The Sachs awards are intended to enlarge each recipient's experience of the world by providing the opportunity to study, work or travel abroad after graduation. There are two types of awards. Recipients of the Sachs Scholarship study at Worcester College to pursue a specific Oxford degree program. The Sachs Global Scholarship supports an independent project at an established institution abroad to "engage in a transformative intellectual experience."

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