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College of Arts and Sciences Student Fellowships


July 11, 2018

Students in Drexel’s College of Arts and Sciences are scientific innovators, global explorers and leaders in education, communication and advocacy. Reflecting their accomplishments is the impressive number of national and international fellowships they received this year to support graduate education, professional experiences and research abroad. Please join us in recognizing the following outstanding students. For more information on these opportunities, visit the Drexel Fellowships page.

Boren Awards for International Study
Supports up to one year of language study for undergraduate and graduate students in world regions that are critical to U.S. strategic security interests

  • Tara Densmore, BA Global Studies ’20, to Mozambique

CEAIE Teach in China Program
Supports one year of teaching in China and TEFL certification in collaboration with the China Educational Association of International Exchange and the Institute of International Education

  • Kevin DeBrouex, BS Communication ’18

DAAD Research Internships in Science & Engineering (RISE)
Supports summer internships at top research institutions across Germany in the fields of biology, chemistry, physics, earth sciences and engineering.

  • Annette Kang, BS Biological Sciences ’19
  • Tarita Roy Choudhury, BA + MS Environmental Studies & Sustainability/Urban Strategy ’19

Freeman-ASIA Award
Supports undergraduate study in East or Southeast Asia with grants of up to $7,000, with the goal of increasing Americans’ understanding of the peoples and cultures of Asia.

  • Gianna Manela, BA Global Studies ’22

Fulbright Study/Research Grant
Supports one year of graduate study or research abroad for recent bachelor’s graduates, master’s and doctoral candidates, and young professionals

  • Ian Nichols, PhD student in Biology, to Cameroon
  • Nick Barber, BS Geoscience ’18, to Indonesia (declined)

Gates Cambridge Scholarship
Supports one to three years of postgraduate study at the University of Cambridge for outstanding applicants from countries outside of the U.K.

  • Nick Barber, BS Geoscience ’18

Gilman Scholarship
Supports undergraduate study and research abroad with grants of up to $8,000, with an emphasis on supporting students who have been traditionally under-represented in education abroad

  • Sara Aykit, BA English ’19, to Ireland
  • Amna Khalafalla, BA Sociology ’22, to the United Arab Emirates
  • Zhenni Lu, Environmental Science ’20, to Equatorial Guinea (declined)

NIH Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA)
Supports up to five years of research training leading to a PhD or an equivalent degree in the biomedical, behavioral, health service, or clinical sciences

  • Mark McCurdy, PhD student in Clinical Psychology

NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP)
Supports three years of research-based graduate study for promising students in NSF-supported STEM and social science disciplines

  • Emily Ostrow, BS + MS Environmental Science ’18

NOAA Hollings Undergraduate Scholarship Program
Supports up to two years of academic assistance and a full-time summer internship for undergraduates interested in pursuing careers in the oceanic and atmospheric sciences

  • Sophia Courtney, BS Environmental Science ’20

Udall Scholarship
Supports outstanding sophomore and junior college students committed to careers in the environment, tribal public policy or Native American health care with scholarships of up to $7,000

  • Annette Kang, BS Biological Sciences ’19
  • Sophia Courtney, BS Environmental Science ’20