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Rising VU juniors selected for Fulbright Summer Institutes in the U.K.

May. 23, 2019—Druv Vohra and Colin Fricker have been selected by the U.S.-U.K. Fulbright Commission to participate in the Fulbright Summer Institutes, one of the most prestigious and selective summer scholarship programs operating worldwide. The Summer Institutes support the U.S.-U.K. Fulbright Commission’s work to promote leadership, learning and empathy between nations through educational exchange.

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Two students awarded prestigious Goldwater Scholarships

May. 8, 2019—Vanderbilt University sophomore Aakash Basu and junior Eric Zhang have been named Goldwater Scholars. The Goldwater Scholarship is the premier award for undergraduate STEM students who show exceptional promise of becoming the nation’s next generation of research leaders.

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Vanderbilt faculty provide essential support to 2018-19 fellowship recipients

May. 6, 2019—Over the course of the 2018-19 academic year, 31 faculty and other members of campus contributed their time, attention and energy to the process of supporting and nominating exceptional student candidates for prestigious national awards.

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Vanderbilt students, alumni named 2019-20 Fulbright finalists and alternates

May. 1, 2019—Eight Vanderbilt students and alumni have been awarded funding to pursue graduate study, conduct research and teach English around the world through the prestigious Fulbright U.S. Student Program.

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Vanderbilt junior awarded prestigious Udall Scholarship

Apr. 26, 2019—Junior Andrew Harwell has been awarded a prestigious Udall Scholarship for his dedication to environmental conservation efforts locally and globally. He will join a national cohort of exceptional undergraduates working on environmental issues and policy and health issues related to Native American communities.

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Vanderbilt senior named to 2020 class of Yenching Scholars

Apr. 18, 2019—Steven Yue Heng Yang, a philosophy and economics double major who is on track to graduate from Vanderbilt this May after completing all of his course requirements in just three years, has been named to the 2019-20 class of Yenching Scholars. This highly competitive award provides a fully funded master’s degree in one of six core areas of study at the Yenching Academy at Peking University.

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Quah named a Knight-Hennessy Scholar

Apr. 16, 2019—Vanderbilt senior Kris Quah has been named to the second global cohort of Knight-Hennessy Scholars. The program awards full funding for postgraduate study at Stanford University to up to 100 graduate students each year in order to develop a community of future global leaders capable of solving the world’s most complex problems.

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Vanderbilt senior earns prestigious fellowship from Luce Scholars Program

Feb. 22, 2019—Connor Morency, a senior from Wheaton, Illinois, studying mechanical engineering, has been named to the 2019-20 class of Luce Scholars. As a Luce Scholar, he will gain new perspectives through immersive living and professional work experiences in Asia.

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Three Vanderbilt undergraduates awarded prestigious fellowships and scholarships

Dec. 10, 2018—Vanderbilt seniors Javan Latson and Sasha Whitley have been awarded Pickering Fellowships for 2019, and junior Mary E. Tezak has been named a Boren Scholarship recipient.

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Vanderbilt sees increase in Fulbright U.S. Student Program awardees and alternates

Apr. 30, 2018—The Fulbright U.S. Student Program has recognized 18 Vanderbilt students for the 2018-19 academic year, marking a successful finish to the Career Center’s first year facilitating the application process for prestigious fellowships and scholarships for undergraduate and professional students and alumni.

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Career Center hosts sessions on competitive student scholarships, fellowships

Mar. 8, 2018—The Career Center will present several informational sessions and workshops throughout March and April for students interested in applying for competitive national honors scholarships and fellowships.

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Vanderbilt alumna finalist for inaugural Knight-Hennessy Scholarship

Mar. 7, 2018—Vanderbilt University alumna Lisa Muloma was a finalist for the Knight-Hennessy Scholars program, a new prestigious scholarship that fully funds graduate-level work in any field at Stanford University.

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