Our club is proud that a scholar we put forth as an applicant, Emma Walker-Silverman, has been awarded the prestigious Rotary International Global Grant Scholarship for $30,000 to support her PhD studies and fieldwork at the University of Oxford. Emma, born and raised in Telluride, is doing valuable and timely research on refugees, with a focus on refugee migration in Turkey, to understand and reduce conflict and suffering among refugees and host countries. Her work furthers Rotary International's mission of peace and conflict resolution. Many thanks to Rotary District 5470 for selecting and supporting Emma. Emma got her start as a Rotary ambassador by leading the Telluride High School Interact Club (a community service club sponsored by Telluride Rotary) and going on a life-changing year abroad to Turkey as part of Rotary Youth Exchange while in high school. Read the full story here to learn about Emma's focus of study.