Meg Walsh Award

Meg Walsh, BA ’84, was a dedicated alumna, passionate explorer of the world, and, as treasurer and vice president of Lucent Technologies, a true leader in the global community. This award, established in her memory by her family, classmates, and the Second Decade Society, will provide opportunities to develop the qualities of independent intellectual inquiry, global perspective, and the leadership that Meg Walsh exemplified.

The Second Decade Society/Florence “Meg” Long Walsh Leadership Award provides a graduating senior from the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences with $32,000 to undertake an independent project of his or her own unique design involving international travel. The award affords the opportunity for a promising Hopkins graduate to focus on an independent project that explores the student’s own interests and abilities, test his or her knowledge and assumptions in a broader international context, and develop leadership skills. Projects may be in any area, including public service, creative or artistic, research—whatever the applicant desires. The project may not, however, include extended study at a foreign university.

To Apply

Fill out the FY20 Meg Walsh Award Application and FY20 Walsh Award Budget Template.

Key Dates

  • December 16, 2019 Applications and all additional materials are due by 5:00 p.m.
  • January 15, 2020 – Finalists notified
  • February 7, 2020 – Finalist in-person interviews
  • February 14, 2020 – Winner notified


For more information about the Meg Walsh Award, please contact Andrea Matz, Associate Director of Development and Volunteer Leadership: and her phone is 410-516-0550.