Kalamazoo Posse Scholar Anthony Diep Rosas.
Kalamazoo Posse Scholar Anthony Diep Rosas.

Kalamazoo Scholar Wins Prestigious Luce Fellowship

Summer 2019 | Los Angeles

Graduating senior Kalamazoo College Posse Scholar Anthony Diep Rosas has been awarded the Luce Scholars Program fellowship, a prestigious opportunity designed to “enhance the understanding of Asia among potential leaders in American society.”

Anthony is the first Kalamazoo student ever to receive the honor from the Henry Luce Foundation, which provides stipends, language education and individualized professional placement for its awardees.

After graduation from Kalamazoo, Anthony will travel to Asia and be placed in a community at one of the program’s sites. The summer marks the start of his year-long Luce Scholars fellowship, which he hopes to use to strengthen his understanding of global health issues.

Posse taught me how to work within a collective to pursue change.

Anthony first became interested in public health while in high school, noticing troubling differences between his neighborhood in South Los Angeles and more affluent communities. In El Segundo, for instance, Anthony saw farmers markets with an abundance of fresh produce, goods that became increasingly scarce the closer he got to home.

“Posse helped me develop my voice and taught me how to work within a collective to pursue change,” he says. “Leadership should be fostered with the idea of community impact.”

During his time at Kalamazoo, Anthony was also awarded the U.S Gilman Scholarship to study abroad in Costa Rica, the Jon L. Stryker Future Leadership Scholarship, and the Senior Leadership Recognition Award. He co-founded the Minority Association for Pre-Health Students, was one of the first research fellows at the Arcus Center for Social Justice, and contributed to a wide range of other research and mobilization projects.

After completing his Luce fellowship, Anthony plans to pursue a graduate degree to help further his ability to work within communities to effect positive change.