Princeton senior Anna Allport has been named one of three 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 also is pursuing certificates in theater, journalism, and humanistic studies. She will use her Sachs Global Scholarship to pursue a master of fine arts degree, with a focus on using Shakespeare’s dramatic literature as an interdisciplinary teaching tool in K-12 education.
Allport is co-president of the student-run Princeton University Press Club, and she developed a multimedia interview series with alumni artists for the Princeton Alumni Weekly. 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. She has also received several academic and research awards from the Lewis Center for the Arts, the Department of Classics, and the Humanities Council.
The Sachs Scholarship is intended to broaden the global experience of its recipients by providing them with the opportunity to study, work or travel abroad after graduation. It was established by classmates and friends of Daniel Sachs, a distinguished Princeton student athlete in the Class of 1960, who attended Oxford as a Rhodes Scholar. Sachs died of cancer at age 28 in 1967. The award is given to those who best exemplify Sachs’ character, intelligence and commitment, and whose scholarship is most likely to benefit the public.