Honors Political Science major Chloe Hale was recognized as U-M's 10th Wallenberg Fellow at the Honors Convocation! According to the University Record, she will spend one year in Kigali, Rwanda’s capital and largest city, to explore the theory that health crises pull girls out of school and boost rates of sexual exploitation.

Inspired by the spirit of Raoul Wallenberg, the Wallenberg Fellowship is awarded in the spring of each year to a graduating senior of exceptional promise and accomplishment who is committed to service and the public good. The fellowship provides $25,000 to carry out an independent project of learning or exploration anywhere in the world during the year after graduation. The Fellow will engage in a self-designed and self-directed area of exploration or project of experiential learning. Through an active and immersive year-long experience and by connecting in meaningful ways with the lives of other people and communities, the Wallenberg Fellow will prepare to make a difference in the world.