Students win study grants here and abroad

Nine Penn students have been selected to receive Fulbright grants for study abroad next year. The undergraduate Fellows are:

square.gifIan Gelfand (C/EAS01), a materials science major, who will study in Germany;

square.gifAndrea Morton (C01), a German/international relations major, who will study in Germany;

square.gifJasmine Park (C01), an English major, who will study in Korea;

square.gifRebecca Schrage (C01), an economics/Asian & Middle Eastern studies major, who will study in Korea; and

square.gifJae Song (C01), a biology major, who will study in Germany.

And for graduate students:

square.gifMark Brosseau (GSFA), a painting major, who will study in Iceland;

square.gifGregory Flaxman (SAS), a comparative literature major, who will study in France;

square.gifAshley West (SAS), a history of art major, who will study in Germany; and

square.gifTeresa Wojcik (GSE), an education, culture and society major, who will study in Poland.


square.gifMina Kim (C01), a French major, has been awarded a French Government Teaching Assistantship in France. While not officially a Fulbright grant, this award is administered by the same organization that administers the Fulbright.

Several additional Fulbright applications were pending at press time, according to Clare Cowen, advisor for graduate scholarships abroad.

DAAD grants

Two students have been granted Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst (German Academic Exchange Service; DAAD) Annual Grants to study in Germany next academic year. They are:

square.gifKatalin Fuzer, a graduate student in the School of Arts and Sciences; and

square.gifRichard J. Ninness, a graduate student in the School of Arts and Sciences.

NSF grants

Eight current or former Penn undergraduates have received NSF Graduate Fellowship Awards to fund their graduate studies. The winners, listed here along with their area of study and graduate school, are:

square.gifLiza Comita (C99), ecology, University of Georgia;

square.gifKelle Cruz (C00), astrophysics, Penn;

square.gifSteven Davis (EAS/W01), aeronautical engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology;

square.gifJason Downs (C00), paleontology, Yale;

square.gifPatrick Garrigan (C99), psychology and cognitive science, University of California, Los Angeles;

square.gifNicole Hill (C98), psychology, University of Michigan;

square.gifMaria Lehtinen (C99), neuroscience, Harvard; and

square.gifSara Shaughnessy (C/EAS01), mechanical engineering and applied mechanics, Stanford.

Mellon Grant

square.gifSophia Malamud (C01), has won an Andrew W. Mellon Fellowship in Humanistic Studies. She is a linguistics and mathematics major and a University Scholar. The fellowship provides one year of graduate study in the humanities, including a stipend and payment of one years tuition and fees.

Soros Fellow

square.gifDylan Pereira, who is pursuing joint masters degrees at Wharton and at the School of Advanced International Studies at Johns Hopkins University, has been named a Paul and Daisy Soros New American Fellow, one of 30 named for 2001. More than 900 applicants, who are naturalized citizens, resident aliens or the children of naturalized citizens, applied this year. Fellows receive up to a $20,000 stipend plus half-tuition for up to two years of graduate study.

Deloitte & Touche Fellow

square.gifAndrew Van Buskirk, who is pursuing a Ph.D. at Wharton, has received a $20,000 fellowship grant from the Deloitte & Touche Foundation. He is one of 10 accounting doctoral students across the country selected as fellows. All students considered for the awards are recommended by the accounting faculties of their respective schools.

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Originally published on May 3, 2001