UDALL SCHOLARSHIP. Liliana Graciela Astiz (Gallatin ’13) was named a Udall Scholar. This award provides up to $5,000 towards tuition and other college expenses for students who have demonstrated leadership and commitment to the environment and plan to pursue careers in that area.
GATES CAMBRIDGE SCHOLARSHIP. Said Saab, a 3rd-year at the NYU School of Medicine, has been named a Gates Cambridge Scholar. This award provides full funding for a graduate degree of the applicant’s choice at Cambridge. Said will use it to pursue an MPhil in Clinical Science, with a focus on Translational Medicine and Therapeutics.
BARRY M. GOLDWATER SCHOLARSHIP. Rachel Anne Ness (CAS ’13), a Chemistry major, was named a Goldwater Scholar. This award provides up to $7,500 per remaining undergraduate year for students who plan research careers in science, mathematics, or engineering. In addition, Jenny Yan (CAS ’14), a Biology major, received an Honorable Mention from the Goldwater Scholarship Program.
FULBRIGHT GRANT. Funded by the U.S. Department of State, these grants provide full funding for an academic year abroad to students pursuing independent research or teaching English. Alice Blumenfeld (CAS ’12) will study flamenco dance in Spain. Hannah Carlan (CAS ’12) will pursue an English Teaching Assistantship in India. Nisha Giridhar (CAS ’12) will study Urban Development and Planning in relation to urban agriculture in Ethiopia. Rachel Hsiung (Gallatin ‘11) will conduct sociological research into jiu jitsu in Brazil. In our Graduate School of Arts and Science, three doctoral candidates have won Fulbright grants. Maryl Gensheimer will study art and archaeology in Italy. Valerie McGuire will conduct historical research in Greece. Kurt Nelson will study musicology in Poland. Six NYU applicants have been named Fulbright Alternates, as well: Stephanie Hsu (Steinhardt ’12) intends to teach English in Taiwan; Melanie Sovern (Gallatin ’12) plans to pursue theater studies in France; Rachel Kantrowicz, a GSAS doctoral student, intends to study history in France; Denise LiGreci, a Steinhardt Master’s student, plans to teach English in Hungary; Jonathan Square, a GSAS doctoral student, hopes to study history in Brazil; and Hollian Wint, a GSAS doctoral student, plans to study history in Tanzania.
JACK KENT COOKE GRADUATE ARTS AWARD. Mary J. Murphy (Tisch ’12) was one of only 15 recipients nationwide of this award, which provides up to $50,000 per year for up to 3 years of graduate or professional study in the visual arts, performing arts, or creative writing.
NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH OXFORD-CAMBRIDGE SCHOLARS PROGRAM. Said Saab (3rd-year at NYU Med) has also been named an NIH Cambridge Scholar in Biomedical Research. This award will support two years of scientific research, which Said will combine with his Gates Cambridge award to complete a PhD based on research at both Cambridge and the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland.
NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION GRADUATE RESEARCH FELLOWSHIP. Ten NYU undergraduate alumni and current seniors have won this award, which provides three years of graduate school funding. These recipients are: Lauren Ann Bandklayder (CAS ’11), Noelle Catarineu (CAS ’12), Fraida Fund (Poly ’12), Neil Gong (Gallatin ’08), Joelle Nivens (CAS ’09, current GSAS PhD candidate), Elsa Ordway (CAS ’09), Adrian Price-Whelan (CAS ’10), Chadly Stern (CAS ’11, current GSAS PhD candidate), William Randall Winston (Tisch ’06), and Scott Yang (Stern ’10). In addition, eight current doctoral students (who are not NYU undergraduate alumni) in GSAS have received this award. They are: Sylvester Eriksson-Bique, Brisa Hurlocker, Kari Kretch, Gwyneth Lewis, Alexandra Munoz, Shelly Ronen, Alexandra Wesnousky, and Catherine Anne Woods.
BOREN FELLOWSHIP. Funded by the National Security Education Program, this fellowship provides graduate students with up to $30,000 to add an international and language component to their graduate studies. Two NYU master’s students in our School of Continuing and Professional Studies have won this award. Katherine Edgar received a fellowship to study in Kazakhstan, and Kody Emmanuel will be a fellow in Senegal.
BOREN SCHOLARSHIP ALTERNATE. Also funded by the NSEP, this scholarship provides undergraduate students with up to $20,000 to fund study abroad programs with foreign language study in areas of the world deemed important for US national security. Timothy Hampshire (CAS ’14) was named an alternate for his plan of study in China.
NYNY FELLOWSHIP. Fifteen NYU undergraduates have been named Fellows by the organization New York Needs You (NYNY), which provides mentorship and advisement to first-generation college students. Our recipients this year are: Giovanni Barcenes (CAS ‘14), Philip Chan (Stern ‘14), Donato Cruz (CAS ‘15), Jesslyn Guntur (CAS ‘15), Andrea Gutierrez (CAS ’15), Doris Hu (Stern ’14), Themasap Khan (CAS ’15), Fanny Mei (GLS ’15), Casandra Pinamonti (Stern ’14), Victoria Salazar (GLS ’15), Dupinder Singh (Stern ’14), Mariam Tunkara (Nursing ’15), Vanessa Wang (CAS ’15), Yiyi Zhang (Stern ’14), and Stephanie Zhou (GLS ‘15).
BENJAMIN A. GILMAN INTERNATIONAL SCHOLARSHIP. Funded by the U.S. State Department, this award provides scholarships for undergraduate study abroad. NYU undergraduates received 16 Gilman Scholarships for Spring 2012. The recipients are: Charlotte Abrams (CAS ’13), Dana Avesar (Gallatin ’14), Brenda Bennett (CAS ’13), Maria Chan (Nursing ’14), Christina Chopra (CAS ’14), Jennifer Day (Steinhardt ’14), Matthew Firpo (Tisch ’12), Laryssa Green (CAS ’14), Melissa Ingram (CAS ’12), Julie Lee (Nursing ’14), Shian Li Luo (Nursing ’14), Alex Morsanutto (Tisch ’13), Abigail Petterchak (Tisch ’13), Guillermo Roque (CAS ’15), Renee Wilson (Tisch ’13), and Hari-Gaura Ziyad (Tisch ’13). In addition, seven NYU undergraduates received Gilman Scholarships for Fall 2012. They are: Sarah Aly (CAS ’14), Natasha Babazadeh (GLS ’14), Wennie Chin (CAS ’14), Stephan Giordani (Stern ’15), Sabeeh Jameel (CAS ’14), Natalia Lassalle (Tisch ’13), and Deria Matthews (Gallatin ’14).
CRITICAL LANGUAGE SCHOLARSHIP. Sponsored by the U.S. State Department, this award funds intensive summer institutes in critical languages. Six NYU students received a CLS award this year. Arash Afghahi (CAS ’10, GSAS MA candidate), Matthew Askaripour (CAS ’12), and Matthew MacLean (GSAS PhD candidate) will study Persian; Kirk Benson (CAS ’15) and Julie Farrell (CAS ’12) will study Chinese; and Rowena Potts (GSAS PhD candidate) will study Bangla/Bengali Kolkata. In addition to these six, Katherine Koh (GSAS MA candidate) and Irina Levin (GSAS PhD candidate) were selected but declined the award.
HUMANITY IN ACTION FELLOWSHIP. Anna Duensing (Gallatin ‘13) and Carol Kuruvilla (Steinhardt ’11) were awarded this fellowship, which provides support for five weeks of intensive summer study of contemporary minority and human rights issues in Europe. Anna will study in Warsaw, and Carol will study in Copenhagen.
GLAMOUR TOP 10 COLLEGE WOMEN. Déa Julien (Tisch ’13) was named a top ten college woman for 2012. This award provides a scholarship of $3,000 to $20,000 to outstanding juniors.