The Kirkland Endowment Advisory Committee sponsors up to four students in its program of Summer Associates. The program is designed to support students who want to do research or creative work that fits under the mandate of the Endowment, “to support the needs and interests of women at Hamilton.” The program is open to all students, but preference will be given to rising juniors and seniors.
  • Working closely with a faculty supervisor, students work full-time on a research or creative project of their own design for 10 weeks, and receive a $4,000 stipend. 
  • The Kirkland College Summer Associates will produce an essay or creative piece and report on their work to the community in the following academic year, typically in the fall, unless they are abroad.
  • We advise students to contact potential faculty supervisors early in the spring semester.
  • Faculty members receive a $1,500 stipend for the first project.

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2022 Kirkland Summer Associates

Christina Bagin ’24
Project: Are “Women Chefs” Oxymorons? Head Women Chefs, How They Got There and What it takes to Stay”
Advisor: Vivyan Adair

Rorie Newman ’24
Project: Stems and Leaves: Poetry Inspired by Technology
Advisor: Naomi Guttman

Aliana Potter ’24
Project: Maternal Health of Immigrant Mothers in Utica
Advisor: Mariah Stember

Zoe Sauve ’23
Project: Glorifying Obesity
Advisor: Katherine Kuharic

Clara Walling ’23
Project: Writing with Stereotypes: An Investigation of Gender Bias in Medical Reporting
Advisor: Kelly Faig


Naomi Guttman

Chair, Kirkland Endowment Advisory Committee

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