Humanities Students Awarded Sachs Scholarship

January 25, 2023

Princeton seniors Shaun Cason and Anna Allport have been named recipients of the Daniel M. Sachs Class of 1960 Graduating Scholarship, one of Princeton University’s highest awards.

Allport is an independent concentrator in interdisciplinary theater and performance studies. She is pursuing certificates in theater, journalism, and humanistic studies. She is a Program in Humanistic Studies mentor in the Humanities Council, and a member of the Behrman Undergraduate Society of Fellows, a group of juniors and seniors who are committed to the study of humanistic inquiry. Allport has also received several academic and research awards from the Lewis Center for the Arts, the Department of Classics, and the Humanities Council.

Cason is the first decorated military veteran and the first Princeton transfer student to receive the Sachs award. He is majoring in history, with a particular focus on how the medieval history of Byzantium and the Middle East reverberates through modern social and political climates. He is also pursuing certificates in medieval studies and art & archaeology. Cason served in a number of leadership roles throughout his time in the Marines and was recognized for his professionalism and valor on many occasions. He said it was his military experiences abroad that sparked his interest in studying history and becoming an academic leader.

University of Oxford student Isabelle (Izzy) Stuart was also named the Sachs Scholar at Princeton. She plans to spend next year as a visiting student in Princeton’s Department of English. She hopes to pursue research in the environmental humanities and continue her work on poetry recording analysis utilizing the Department of Computer Science’s Sound Lab.

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