The below is a list of academic honors students have won so far this year.

Each year, NYU students receive some of the most distinguished academic honors in the nation. Many are still waiting to hear from competitions, but the following is a list (as of May 11) of awards won so far:

Boren Scholarship for International Study

Boren Scholarships are funded by the National Security Education Program, which focuses on geographic areas, languages, and fields of study deemed critical to US national security. The NYU student receiving this award is Toluwani Adewale (CAS ’16).

U.S. Department of State Critical Language Scholarship

Eight NYU students are among the approximately 550 U.S. undergraduate and graduate students who received a scholarship from the U.S. Department of State to spend seven this summer in intensive language institutes around the world. Following are NYU's winners: Sarah Wood (Arabic), Zavier Wingham (Turkish), Alex Boodrookas (Persian), Isaac Hand (Turkish), Dylan Welch (Chinese), Costanza Maio (Arabic), Christina Aguila (Indonesian), and Ariela Garvett (Arabic).

Endeavour Scholarship

Christine Biela, who received a Steinhardt master’s degree in Environmental Conservation Education from the Department of Teaching & Learning, has won a 2015 Endeavour Scholarship. These awards are provided by the Australian government in support of  individuals around the globe who want to study and conduct research in Australia.

Fulbright Grant

Funded by the US Department of State, these grants fund an academic year abroad in research or teaching English. Thus far, the NYU undergraduate recipients are Kevin Chan (CAS '14), Matthew French (NYU Abu Dhabi ’15), Nicholas Grassi (Global Liberal Studies ’12), Eric Ives (CAS ’15), Elena Mercado (CAS '15), Dilyn Myers (CAS ’15), and Rebecca Savelsberg (CAS ’14). The Graduate School of Arts and Science recipients are Christine Mladic, Rachel Nolan, and Zavier Wingham. NYU student Ian Merkel (GSAS) has been named a Fulbright alternate.

Glamour Top 10 College Women

Mansi Prakash (CAS ’16) was named one of the “Top 10 College Women” for 2015 by Glamour magazine. This award provides a scholarship of up to $20,000 for outstanding juniors.

Gilman Scholarship

Abida Ali (LS ’16), Nicole Bernardo (CAS ’17), Rosalyn DeMesa (LS ’16), and Andre-Naquian Wheeler (GAL, ’16) received Benjamin A. Gilman International scholarships, which provide up to $5,000 toward students’ study abroad or internship program costs.  

Goldwater Scholarship

Goldwater Scholarships offer up to $7,500 per remaining undergraduate year for students who plan research careers in science, mathematics, or engineering. Taher Dahleh (CAS ’16) received an honorable mention from the Goldwater Scholarship Program.

Rhodes Scholarship

Hamel Al Qubaisi (NYUAD ’15) and Arfa Rehman (NYUAD ’15) were chosen as Rhodes Scholars to study at the University of Oxford, an honor received by only 80 undergraduates around the world annually. The Rhodes Scholarships support students who demonstrate a strong likelihood of emerging as leaders.

Truman Scholarship

Krystal McLeod (CAS ’16) was named a Truman Scholar, which provides tuition and expenses for students committed to a career in public service.

Udall Scholarship

Davis Saltonstall (CAS ’16) was named an Udall Scholar, an award that provides up to $5,000 toward tuition and other college expenses for students who have demonstrated leadership and commitment to the environment and plan to pursue careers in that area.
 

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