Trinity’s scholar rescue program is a one-year fellowship supported by the International Institute of Education’s (IIE) Scholar Rescue Fund and the Scott Michael Johnson ’97 Memorial Fund, which was established by a former chairman of Trinity’s Board of Trustees, Tom Johnson ’62, Hon. ’05, P ’97, and his wife, Ann. They initiated the fund in honor of their son Scott, a member of the Trinity College Class of 1997 who lost his life in the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001. The Johnson Fund supports rescue scholars while they are in residence at Trinity.
The IIE’s Scholar Rescue Fund supports scholars who are suffering severe and targeted threats to their lives and/or careers because of their academic work in their home countries. Scholars are brought to host institutions in safe countries where they can continue their academic work in safety.
Trinity and CUGS have hosted six scholars jointly supported
by the IIE Scholar Rescue Fund and Scott Johnson Memorial Fund at Trinity:
In 2008, we hosted a scholar from Zimbabwe (2008-09).
In 2010, we hosted a scholar from Iran (2010-11).
In 2011, we hosted a scholar from Uzbekistan (2011-2013).
In 2013, we hosted another scholar from Iran (2013-2014).
In 2013, we began hosting a scholar from Iraq
In 2015, we will be hosting a scholar from Belarus.