Maxwell Alumna Taylor Hamilton G’18 To Spend a Year in East Asia as a Luce Scholar

Taylor Hamilton G’18 has been named a 2023-24 Luce Scholar.

The Luce Scholars Program is a prestigious, nationally competitive fellowship program launched by the Henry Luce Foundation in 1974 to enhance the understanding of Asia among potential leaders in American society. The program provides stipends, language training and individualized professional placement in Asia for 15 to 18 Luce Scholars each year.

The program aims to provide young scholars who have great potential, but little previous exposure to Asia, with an immersive experience through which they can learn to “be comfortable being uncomfortable.” The cultural and linguistic challenges they encounter are at the heart of the Luce experience and help the scholars grow personally and professionally. They also develop a sophisticated understanding of a dynamic region that is critical to America’s future and gain a new perspective of the world.

Eighteen scholars were selected from a pool of 34 finalists in a highly competitive interviewing process in which candidates were assessed on their professional interests, leadership potential, commitment to social change and personal integrity. Syracuse University’s third Luce Scholar, Hamilton will spend a year working in Asia, beginning in late June. Her placement is still being determined.

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