The Chase Fellowship pays tribute to Scott Chase's life, his sense of adventure and inquisitive attitude. The Chase Fellowship seeks to foster intellectual and cultural growth and awareness in a student during the summer between the junior and senior years. The Fellowship Committee considers only those proposals which will contribute to the student's intellectual growth either in the Bay Area or elsewhere in this country or abroad. The Fellowship has been made possible by the generosity of the Chase family and rendered in silver by Scott's classmates in the Class of 1985.
Gigi Alper '16 - Gigi brought together her passions for equity, education and volleyball by visiting the Daraja Academy, a small independent school for girls in Kenya.
Avani Bahl '16 - Avani furthered her deep interest in juvenile justice by attending a national conference, where she presented her 30-minute documentary “Losing a Generation: The Truth about Juvenile Justice.”
Natalie Kiss '15 - Natalie attended the World Choir Games in Riga, Latvia, and an a cappella convention in London, to create a service program in which the Branson Chamber Singers and Beyond Reason performed at homes for the elderly in Marin.
Robert Steiner '15 - Robert the Summer Institute of Music Production and Technology at NYU and worked with the other participants to compose and record an album. Upon returning to the Bay Area, he recorded his original songs and performed these new songs for Branson.
Kuni Migimatsu '14 - Kuni interned with the Saito-Kobo company in Japan. Working with engineers, he learned how electronic wheelchairs are developed and was involved with donating used wheelchairs to developing countries.
Isabella Salmi '13 - Isabella created a San Rafael chapter of the Make a Splash organization, which teaches swimming to under-served children.
Brian Perry-Carrera '13 - Brian traveled to Nepal to work in a rural hospital, and with money he raised dancing, he facilitated the purchase of a clean water drinking fountain for the hospital lobby.
Kyra Deeth-Stehln '12 - Kyra traveled to rural Nicaragua to start a sports and tutoring program, and helped build a new school and community center.
Natalie Urban '11 - Natalie interned at an HIV/AIDS organization in Oakland, then traveled to a village in Ethiopa where she designed a project researching the impact of AIDS in that community.
Amanda Golden '11 - Amanda spent five weeks at the National High School Institute Journalism Division at Northwestern University, studying all areas of journalism, from multi-media to broadcast to audio and print.
Josh Kunstler '10 - Josh spent his summer in Tibet, teaching English to high school students to help them prepare for a rigorous college entrance exam.