EVANSTON, Ill. --- Jonathan Webber of Columbia, Mo., sophomore in Northwestern University's School of Education and Social Policy, has been selected as a 2006 Goldman Sachs Global Leader. He was chosen as one of 20 undergraduates from the United States and Canada to be honored by the Goldman Sachs Foundation.
Each Global Leader receives a $3,000 grant for educational expenses as well as the eligibility to participate in the annual Goldman Sachs Global Leader Institute in New York City. The Global Leaders who are chosen to attend the Institute will spend time with renowned leaders from the private, public and nonprofit sectors. Students selected as Global Leaders have demonstrated an understanding of the world and a desire to solve global problems.
A social policy major in the mathematical methods in the social sciences program, Webber is the Speaker of the Senate for Northwestern's Associated Student Government and a research assistant for the Institute for Policy Research. He also founded a not-for-profit textbook resource for students called NUOnlineBooks that has donated $5,000 to Evanston's Family Focus, since its beginning. He plans to attend law school after graduation.
The Goldman Sachs Foundation is a global philanthropic organization. Its mission is to promote excellence and innovation in education and to improve the academic performance and productivity of worldwide youth. The Global Leaders Program addresses the need to help develop young people who can lead across borders.