The recipients of the 2015-16 Mark Felt Scholarships are (left to right): Parker Yesko, Jimmy Tobias, Nadine Sebai, Brett Murphy and Alyssa Perry.
Brett Murphy is investigating the effects of international shipping cartels on American logistics and exploited labor along the supply chain.
Alyssa Perry is examining a loophole in U.S. immigration policy that has left many adult foreign-born adoptees without U.S. citizenship, making them susceptible to deportation.
Nadine Sebai is investigating a corporation’s alleged campaign against non-profit groups in California.
Jimmy Tobias is investigating the underground trade in African “bushmeat” — wild-caught game that is smuggled into the United States and sold at markets across the country.
Parker Yesko is examining the tensions between San Francisco’s homeless population and Super Bowl 50 organizers as the big event descends on the Bay Area.
The scholarship are designed for students who intend to specialize in the area of investigative reporting in their second year at the Graduate School of Journalism. The awards are made possible by a generous gift by Bob Bishop, who was inspired by the reporting of Washington Post reporters Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein and the willingness of a confidential source, the late Mark Felt, to guide them.