Greg Caldwell Scholarship for International Students


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The Scholarship

The Greg Caldwell Scholarship is an endowed fund that annually provides tuition support for an international student who holds a non-immigrant visa and is enrolled in Lewis & Clark’s undergraduate program. There is no application for the scholarship.  The award is made by Brian White, Associate Dean of Students and Director of International Students and Scholars, to a deserving student based on the following criteria:  (1) a solid academic record; (2) financial need; and, (3) leadership ability. 

The scholarship is subject to the general guidelines outlined by the Office of Student Financial Services.  The recipient may be a first-year or continuing student.  Assuming the recipient remains in good academic standing, the scholarship may be awarded multiple times.  Only one student at a time may receive the scholarship.

Greg Caldwell

Greg Caldwell in Bali, Indonesia Greg Caldwell in Bali, Indonesia

Greg Caldwell retired from Lewis & Clark College in May of 2011 after more than 35 years of service.  He supported generations of international students and was widely acknowledged for his “student-centered” philosophy.  Caldwell also worked closely with “Third Culture Kids” (TCKs) and initiated the College’s TCK program in 1981.

Caldwell came to Lewis & Clark in 1976 as an instructor in the College’s intensive English program (now known as Academic English Studies) and became the director two years later.  In 1984 he became Associate Dean of Students and Director of International Students and Scholars. After retiring from the College in 2011, Caldwell was named Honorary Consul by the Republic of Korea’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and he continues to serve in that position in Oregon.

Caldwell remains involved in Lewis & Clark campus events and occasionally travels on behalf of the College to meet international alumni.

He enjoys hearing from international students and TCKs.  He may be contacted by email at: or on Facebook.

History of the Scholarship

Initial funding for the scholarship came in 2001 from a generous donation by a Japanese parent. In 2008 the Lewis & Clark Alumni Association in Seoul, Korea added a sizable contribution in Caldwell’s name. When Caldwell retired in May 2011, the college used the occasion to begin a fundraising campaign to endow the fund.

Over the years, friends from around the world have donated to the fund, which currently tops $750,000.

Scholarship Recipients

The first recipient of the Greg Caldwell Scholarship was named in the fall of 2012 and it has been supporting a deserving student each year since.

Myryl Caccam, 2023-2027: Myryl is a Filipina TCK (Third Culture Kid) who lived in Beijing, China when she applied to L&C in the spring of 2023. She completed her A-Levels in history, psychology and media studies and plans to major in psychology and to minor in neuroscience. At her international school, she served as a dorm prefect and was involved in Catholic activities, as she attended Catholic schools in the Philippines prior to moving to China.

Past Recipients

Flavio De Pina Soares de Carvalho

Flavio De Pina Soares de Carvalho, 2019-2023:   Flavio is a TCK (Third-Culture Kid) born of two cultures—a Mom from Austria and a Dad from Cape Verde. He majored in international affairs and graduated with honors in May of 2023.

Min A Mindy Kim, 2015-19: Mindy is a TCK, born in South Korea and raised in the US, Singapore, Taiwan, and Japan.  She graduated from St. Maur International School in Yokohama, Japan.  She graduated from Lewis & Clark with degrees in international affairs and foreign languages.

Hawi Abbajobir, 2012-15: Hawi is a TCK (Third-Culture-Kid) and a Davis United World College Scholar. She was born in Ethiopia, but grew up in Germany. She majored in economics and served as president of ISLC. She graduated in 2015.