Amanda Fiore (Taiwan) was awarded the Boren Fellowship, which funds graduate students to study a critical language and conduct research abroad.
"This award will allow me to conduct my dissertation research in Taiwan while formally studying Mandarin. It will also allow me a path towards a career in the federal government."
"Through the CLS, I'm excited to gain exposure to the richness and diversity of Indonesian language and culture. This experience will help me pursue my goal of working within the Southeast Asia region as part of the Foreign Service." - Catherine Nguyen
"Studying Arabic in the CLS program will directly impact my ability to read primary and secondary sources as a historian. Fluency in Arabic can open up international academic communities and archives that I would not be able to access otherwise." -Maytal Mark
"The Fulbright Award will contribute to my goal of service to and scholarship on an expansive Black queer diasporic community. I look forward to fieldwork that situates gender and sexual diversity amongst Jamaicans and contemporary transformations in cultural production, activism and tourism industry."
Country: South Korea
"... Fulbright feels like a natural next step where I can learn more about cultural exchange and prepare for my career as a State Department Foreign Service Officer. I look forward to learning more about my own heritage while sharing American culture through my Korean-American perspective."
"Argentine writer Jorge Luis Borges believed that 'there is always a moment in every man’s life where he knows forever who he is.' I identify with this thought because as a young student I knew I wanted to pursue a career in education. Fulbright is giving me the opportunity to teach as an ETA in Argentina and I know this experience will solidify my commitment to become an educator. Teaching abroad and fostering relationships with Argentine people will catalyze my pedagogical development.
"In addition to my academic and professional experiences, the opportunity to serve as a mentor, tutor and a teacher’s assistant to students of all ages and diverse backgrounds has prepared me to serve as a Fulbright ETA in Honduras. I hope to increase my cross-cultural experience abroad before furthering my education to one day become an immigration lawyer. I am only more motivated as a Salvadoran to connect to other Central Americans in their homeland."
"The outstanding faculty at the School of Public Policy have given me unparalleled insight into the policy and sustainability areas I will be researching in Denmark. My experiences at the World Resources Institute, UN Environment Programme, and Maryland State Legislature, while at UMD have uniquely prepared me for my Fulbright Grant and a career in politics and energy policy when I return."
Veeraj Shah, who is receiving dual degrees in biological sciences with a specialization in neurobiology and physiology and individual studies majoring in health policy and technology, received this prestigious scholarship, established by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, to study at the University of Cambridge.
Six students received the U.S. Department of State’s Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship to study or intern abroad.
"The Gilman scholarship has opened the door for me to make international connections. I am excited for the opportunity to study alongside international peers and to experience the day to day life of a student in a foreign country." - Alex Fraley
Alex Fraley (Germany)
Brandy Hernandez Lopez (South Korea)
Noorul Raza (Italy)
Tierra Moore (India)
Christopher Mulcahy (New Zealand)
Nana Nyarko (Virtual - Global)
"The scholarship helped me understand why I'm interested in research, and what types of research I want to do in the future." -Naveen Raman
NOAA Hollings Undergraduate Scholarship
Five UMD students in environmental science or policy will receive tuition support & paid summer internships with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
"My hope is that this experience will help me further refine my academic interests so that I can choose a graduate program in line with my research goals." - Reese Barrett
"I’ve loved exploring the environmental applications of Computer Science and GIS and I look forward to getting some hands on experience." - Eric Robinson
"What lead me to Hollings was my passion for research. Being able to design my own project in high school as well as becoming involved with research in college showed me that Hollings would be a great opportunity for me to use my knowledge and develop new skills. This program will definitely help me realize what direction I want to go into academically and provide me with an understanding of how NOAA plays a role in policymaking and environmental conservation!" –Julia Kischkat
Not pictured: Yulia Lim
"...it is a testament to all the people who have invested time in my journey to becoming a scientist. I will continue to do them proud by using this award to make advances in the study of the hormonal basis of reproductive behaviors in cichlid fish." –Karen Gu
I plan to use this fellowship to examine how plants adapt to climate conditions while pursuing a PhD at Michigan State University. –Madison Lucille Plunkert
"This fellowship will allow me to work on novel energy storage and generation methods with a focus on sustainability." - Jesse Emoto Matthews
Public Policy and International Affairs Program (PPIA) works to promote the inclusion and full participation of underrepresented groups in public service and to advance their leadership roles throughout our civic institutions serving domestic and international affairs.
"This program will challenge me to think critically with students from all over the country, which will broaden my perspective when facing contemporary international relations issues." –Alex Na
“This past year has presented a fair share of challenges to our most vulnerable populations. I am proud to have organized alongside fellow students to bring some much-needed change to our communities, and am looking forward to learning more at the PPIA Junior Summer Institute.” - Michael Mareno
TFAS Eben Tisdale Fellowship
Coby Kranz was awarded the fellowship created by The Fund for American Studies to learn about high-tech public policy issues with hands-on experience in Washington, D.C.
"This fellowship... focuses on the intersection between business and government, with a further emphasis on policy-making. It includes an internship at a large technology company and study at George Mason University."
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