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College of Arts and Sciences Student Fellowships


June 25, 2019

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 information on fellowship opportunities, visit the Drexel Center for Scholar Development Fellowships page or contact

APAGS/Psi Chi Junior Scientist Fellowship
Supports a graduate-level research project with a $1,000 grant for first and early second-year graduate students, and provides feedback to increase chances of success with a future National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship

  • Michael Silverstein, PhD student in clinical psychology

Critical Language Scholarship
Supports eight to 10 weeks of study of a critical foreign language in an intensive summer language institute abroad.


  • Laura Chamberlain, BA environmental studies and sustainability ’19, to India

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

  • Dakota Peterson, BA political science ’18, to Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Sheridan Clements, BA anthropology ’19, to the United Kingdom
  • Keziah Sheldon, BS physics ’19, to Austria

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

  • Issa Asfatoun, BS mathematics ’21, to Jordan and Ireland
  • Esther Han, BS biological sciences ’21, to South Korea
  • Amna Khalafalla, BA sociology ’22, to the United Arab Emirates
  • Zhenni Lu, BS environmental science ’20, to Equatorial Guinea
  • Verna Wang, BS biological sciences ’21, to the United Kingdom and France


  • Sharee DeVose, BA global studies ’19, to Costa Rica
  • Mirando Russo, BS criminology and justice studies ’21, to Ireland and Jordan

Goldwater Scholarship
Supports one to two years of undergraduate study for the nation’s top undergraduate sophomores and juniors in the natural sciences, mathematics and engineering

  • James Minock, BS physics ’20
  • Johannes Wagner, BS physics ’20

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

  • Christian Cabuslay, PhD student in biological sciences
  • Hasreet Gill, BS biological sciences ’14
  • Mark Giovinazzi, BS physics ’18
  • Vaughn Shirey, BS environmental science ’17

Honorable Mentions

  • Rumaan Malhotra, BS biological sciences ’13
  • Megan Quarmley, BS psychology ‘12

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

Honorable Mention

  • Sophia Courtney, BS Environmental Science ’20