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American University Cairo Presidential Intern

  • Hera Jay Brown, Senior, College Scholars

Boren Fellow

  • Jordan Brasher, PhD Student, Geography: Brazil

Boren Scholars

  • Jordan Leith, Junior, Honors Chemical Engineering: Tanzania
  • Michayla Robles, Senior, Political Science & Global Studies: Tanzania
  • Sarah Smith, Senior, Middle East Studies & Political Science: Jordan

Critical Language Scholars

  • Julia Goncalves, Sophomore, German & Russian Studies: Russia
  • Iker Sedeño, Masters Student, Spanish: Korean
  • Jonathan Thomas, Junior, College Scholars: Arabic

DAAD RISE

  • Alexa Griffith, Senior, Chemistry

Fulbrights

  • Rena Abdurehman, Senior, Biology: Study/Research, Argentina
  • Jacqueline Adams, Alum, Honors Psychology: Study/Research, Hungary
  • Carolyn Barnes, Senior, Honors Chemistry: Study/Research, Czech Republic
  • Kimberly Bress, Senior, College Scholars: Study/Research, Spain
  • Tiana Castillo, Senior, Communication Studies: English Teaching Assistantship, Vietnam
  • Alex Crockett, Senior, Food Science & Technology: Partner Award: East Anglia, United Kingdom
  • Savannah Dixon, Alum, Architecture and Hispanic Studies: English Teaching Assistantship, Guatemala
  • Dillon Dunn, Senior, Architecture: Study/Research, Indonesia
  • Derek Galyon, Alum, Honors Political Science: MA Grant, Ireland
  • Tamra Gilbertson, PhD, Sociology: Study/Research, Colombia
  • Brennan Hicks, Alum, Microbiology: English Teaching Assistantship, Brazil
  • Miranda Johnson, Senior, Anthropology and Hispanic Studies: Study/Research, Costa Rica
  • Yuki Minami, Senior, Japanese Language and World Business: Study/Research, Japan
  • Miles Ownby, Senior, Biosystems Engineering: Study/Research, Canada
  • Katie Plank, Alum, Biology: English Teaching Assistantship, Taiwan
  • Avanti Rangnekar, Senior, Economics: Study/Research, India
  • Trent Sanders, MA English: Literature Criticism & Text Studies: Arts, Romania
  • Joseph Wilson, MA English: Rhetoric Writing & Linguistics: English Teaching Assistantship, Kazakhstan
  • Conny Zhao, Senior, Music & Culture: Arts, China
  • Christopher Neal, Senior, Honors Chemical Engineering: Study/Research, Germany – Alternate

Fulbright UK Summer Institute Scholar

  • Natalie Campbell, Sophomore, College Scholars: Northern Ireland

Goldwater Scholarship

  • Brandon Barker, Junior, Chemical Engineering – Honorable Mention

NIH Oxford Cambridge Scholar

  • Sahba Seddighi, Alum, College Scholars

Project Global Officer Scholarship

  • Dara Carney-Nedelman, Junior, Honors Communication Studies

Schwarzman Scholars

  • Lucille Greer, Senior, Political Science & Middle East Studies
  • Colleen Ryan, Alum, Global Studies & Honors Sociology
  • Hera Jay Brown, Senior, College Scholars – Alternate


Fulbright Semi-Finalists—27 national semi-finalists, including 19 Fulbrights and 1 Alternate noted above:

  • Elizabeth Albee, Alum, Anthropology: UCD MA Grant, Ireland
  • Erik Beuck, PhD Student, Political Science: Study/Research Netherlands
  • Hera Jay Brown, Senior, College Scholars: Study/Research, Germany
  • Jeffrey Dickamore, MFA Student – Theatre: Arts, Canada
  • Alex Gray, Senior, Music: Arts, New Zealand
  • Kristen Purcell, Senior, Accounting & International Business: English Teaching Assistantship, Germany
  • Kirsten Salonga, Alum, Biology, VolsTeach: English Teaching Assistantship, Colombia

Goldwater Scholarship Campus Nominees

  • Brandon Barker, Junior, Chemical Engineering – Goldwater Honorable Mention
  • Kevin Kleiner, Junior, Physics & Mathematics
  • Jason Liang, Junior, Computer Science & Honors Mathematics
  • Grant Rigney, Junior, Chemical Engineering

Schwarzman Scholars Campus Nominee

  • Peter Cates, Senior, English

Truman Scholarship Campus Nominees

  • Grant Rigney, Junior, Chemical Engineering, Truman National Finalist
  • Jasmine Blue, Junior, English
  • Jack Larimer, Junior, Political Science & Economics
  • Hunter Sinclair, Junior, Political Science
  • Jonathan Thomas, Junior, College Scholars

UK & Ireland Scholarships (Gates Cambridge, Mitchell, Marshall, Rhodes) Campus Nominees

  • Kimberley Bress, Senior, College Scholars: Rhodes nominee
  • Hera Jay Brown, Senior, College Scholars: Marshall, Mitchell, Rhodes nominee
  • Peter Cates, Senior, English: Marshall nominee
  • Abigail Geater, Senior, Social Work: Mitchell nominee
  • Ethan Roeder, Alum, College Scholars: Marshall nominee

Exploration Grant Recipients

  • Alayna Cameron, Junior, Biology: Netherlands
  • Ellie Eggink, Senior, Geography & Global Studies: Australia
  • Alexa Griffith, Junior, Chemistry: Germany
  • Katherine Harwell, Junior, Global Studies & Religious Studies: Czech Republic
  • Helen Martin, Junior, Anthropology & Hispanic Studies: Chile
  • Patrick Sonnenberg, Junior, College Scholars: Lithuania & United Kingdom
  • Nainika Sudheendra, Senior, Supply Chain Management: Germany
  • Reagan Yessler, Junior, English & Geography: United Kingdom

SIT-ONSF Scholars

  • Brooke Ballard, Senior, Chemical Engineering: Chile
  • Meghan Gragg, Junior, Global Studies & Middle East Studies: Morocco
  • Evan Hansrote, Junior, Biology: Tanzania
  • Patrick Sonnenberg, Junior, College Scholars: Nepal

Boren Scholars

      • Lucy Greer, Junior, Political Science and Middle Eastern Studies: Jordan
      • Philip Baites, Junior, French Language & World Business: Morocco

Critical Language Scholars

      • Harrison Akins, PhD Candidate, Political Science: Urdu in Lucknow, India
      • Jonathan Hubbard-Shaw, Junior, Linguistics: Indonesian in Malang, Indonesia
      • Katie Plank, Senior, Biological Sciences: Chinese in Dalian, China
      • Lucy Greer, Junior, Political Science and Middle Eastern Studies: Arabic—Alternate

Fulbrights

      • Jordan Bakke, Senior, College Scholars (International Development): English Teaching Assistantship, Kazakhstan
      • Alexis Burnham, Alum, Animal Science: Study/Research Grant, Chile (declined; will complete 2-year EU–funded fellowship)
      • Nicholas Campbell, Senior, Hispanic Studies and Latin American & Caribbean Studies: English Teaching Assistantship, Colombia
      • Esther Choo, Senior, Anthropology; Study/Research Grant, South Korea
      • Alina Clay, Senior, College Scholars (Gender, Politics, and Policy): Study/Research Grant, Latvia
      • Will Clifft, Senior, Global Studies: English Teaching Assistantship, Brazil
      • Eric Peters, Senior, Economics and International Business: Study/Research Grant, Hungary
      • Joel Runnels, PhD Candidate, Deaf Education: Study/Research Grant, Ghana
      • Colleen Ryan, Senior, Global Studies and Honors Sociology: Partner Award—University of York, United Kingdom
      • Meghan Stuart, Senior, Physics, Honors Mathematics, and Computer Science: Study/Research Grant, Hungary

Gates Cambridge Scholar

      • Sahba Seddighi, Alum, College Scholars (Neuroplasticity and Neurodegenerative Disorders)

Goldwater Scholars

      • Kimberly Bress, Junior, College Scholars (Neuroscience and Mental Health)
      • Christopher Neal, Junior, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
      • Andrew Wintenberg, Junior, Honors Mathematics and Electrical Engineering

NSF Graduate Research Fellows

      • Ian Francis, Senior, Honors Mathematics
      • Patrick McKenzie, Senior, Biological Sciences
      • Louis Varriano, Senior, Physics

Pickering Foreign Affairs Fellow

      • Hera Jay Brown, Junior, College Scholars (declined award offer)

Schwarzman Scholar

      • Miranda Gottlieb, Alum, Political Science and Hispanic Studies


Fulbright Semi-Finalists—20 semi-finalists, including 10 Fulbrights noted above:

      • Darcy Ayers, Senior, Anthropology: English Teaching Assistantship, Turkey
      • Jonathan Barsness, PhD Candidate, Political Science: Study/Research, Egypt
      • Alexandra Brito, Senior, College Scholars: Study/Research, Canada
      • Raleigh Butler, Senior, Linguistics and French & Francophone Studies; Study/Research, Switzerland
      • Alyssa Green, Senior, Political Science: Partner Award—University of Essex, United Kingdom
      • Brennan Hicks, Alum, Microbiology: English Teaching Assistantship, Brazil
      • Krista Kennedy, Senior, Music: Study/Research, Ireland
      • Andrew Leming, Senior, Political Science and Hispanic Studies: Study/Research, Chile
      • Paige Scrivener, Alum, Global Studies: Study/Research, Taiwan
      • Nancy Truett, PhD Candidate, Counselor Education: Study/Research, Greece

Goldwater Scholarship Campus Nominee

      • Austin Mullen, Junior, Nuclear Engineering

Emerson Hunger Fellows Semi-Finalist

      • Anagha Uppal, Senior, College Scholars

Marshall Scholarship Finalist

      • Miranda Gottlieb, Alum, Political Science and Hispanic Studies

Schwarzman Scholars Campus Nominee

      • Weston Bell, Senior, Chemistry and Finance

Truman Scholarship Campus Nominees and National Finalists

      • Hera Jay Brown, Junior, College Scholars: Campus Nominee
      • Alex Crockett, Junior, Food Science & Technology: Finalist
      • Feroza Freeland, Junior, Political Science: Finalist
      • Elle Johnson, Junior, College Scholars: Campus Nominee

UK & Ireland Scholarships (Gates Cambridge, Mitchell, Marshall, Rhodes) Campus Nominees

      • Alexis Burnham, Alum, Animal Science: Marshall Nominee
      • Abby Durick, Senior, Honors Classical Archaeology: Gates Cambridge and Marshall Nominee
      • Ian Francis, Senior, Honors Mathematics: Gates Cambridge Nominee
      • Miranda Gottlieb, Alum, Political Science and Hispanic Studies: Marshall Finalist
      • Andrew Leming, Senior, Political Science and Hispanic Studies: Marshall Nominee
      • Colleen Ryan, Senior, Global Studies and Honors Sociology: Mitchell and Rhodes Nominee
      • Sahba Seddighi, Alum, College Scholars: Gates Cambridge Scholar
      • Meghan Stuart, Senior, Physics, Honors Mathematics, and Computer Science: Marshall and Rhodes Nominee

ONSF Exploration Scholars

      • Rena Abdurehman, Junior, Biological Sciences: Argentina
      • Kimberly Bress, Junior, College Scholars: Spain
      • Alex Crockett, Junior, Food Science & Technology: United Kingdom and Ireland
      • Dillon Dunn, Junior, Architecture: Indonesia
      • Matthew Guinn, Junior, Supply Chain Management: Denmark
      • Christopher Neal, Junior, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering: Germany and United Kingdom
      • Avanti Rangnekar, Junior, Economics: India
      • Kirsten Salonga, Senior, Biological Sciences and VolsTeach: Colombia
      • Conny Zhao, Junior, Music: China

SIT-ONSF Scholars

    • Ben Bergman, Junior, Global Studies and Hispanic Studies: Peru
    • Julia Navin, Junior, Nutrition: Switzerland
    • Anagha Uppal, Senior, College Scholars: Bolivia, Morocco, Vietnam
    • Ruth Watson, Junior, Honors Microbiology: Switzerland

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