Scholarships and Fellowships

Sarah Hardy '14 and Professor Art Kney in Acopian Engineering Center

December 13, 2012

Sarah Hardy ’14 Receives EPA Fellowship to Research Cleaner Ways to Treat Wastewater

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As essential as wastewater treatment facilities are to a modern society, not many people want to spend time in close proximity to these typically loud and foul-smelling plants. But what if there was a quieter, chemical-free, odorless way to treat wastewater? And what if it doubled as a thriving ecosystem of plants, fish, and many [...]

Melissa Haber '12

September 21, 2012

Melissa Haber ’12 Receives EPA Fellowship to Pursue Graduate Study in Soil Science

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Biology graduate Melissa Haber ’12 has received a Science to Achieve Results (STAR) Fellowship from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to pursue a master’s degree in soil science at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. The award provides a two-year stipend of up to $25,000 per year, tuition and fees up to $12,000 per year, and an [...]

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July 19, 2012

Scott Kominkiewicz ’12 Will Teach in Japan through Prestigious Exchange Program

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Scott Kominkiewicz ’12 leaves this month for Japan, where he’ll spend the year teaching English through the Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) Programme. JET, administered by the Council of Local Authorities for International Relations, promotes grassroots international exchange between Japan and other nations. In addition to instructing students of all ages in English, Kominkiewicz will help [...]

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July 1, 2012

Samantha Jordan ’13 Receives Pickering Fellowship to Pursue Foreign Affairs in Grad School

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When Samantha Jordan ’13 learned she had won a Thomas R. Pickering Foreign Affairs Fellowship, her aspirations of a career in the Foreign Service took a giant leap forward. “It’s a dream opportunity,” says Jordan (Manassas, Va.), who is majoring in international economics and commerce. As a Pickering Graduate Foreign Affairs Fellow, Jordan is eligible [...]

Lafayette women's basketball player Sarah McGorry '12 looks to shoot against Lehigh

June 30, 2012

Sarah McGorry ’12 and Jim Mower ’12 Receive Victory Scholarships to Study in Europe

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Sarah McGorry ’12 and Jim Mower ’12 have each received Victory Scholarships to continue their basketball-playing careers as graduate students in Europe. The Victory Scholarship, sponsored by the nonprofit Sport Changes Lives, is an opportunity to play and coach basketball while participating in a one-year, post-graduate program at an Irish or Northern Irish university. McGorry [...]

Matthew Verbyla ’06 in Honduras

May 23, 2012

NSF Research Fellowships Help Four Alumni Pursue Graduate Degrees

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To call Brian Carey ’11 motivated is an understatement. The civil engineering and economics graduate is living in Trinidad and Tobago on a Fulbright Scholarship, where he is working at the Seismic Research Center at University of the West Indies to conduct a seismic assessment of the residential construction in Trinidad. Carey is no stranger [...]

Through Alternative School Break, Kelly McNulty ’11 spent a week living among the indigenous Shaur people of the Amazon rainforest in Ecuador.

May 22, 2012

Kelly McNulty ’11 and Mathew Pezon ’10 Receive Fulbright Scholarships

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Two alumni have won Fulbright Scholarships that will allow them to live, work, and study in foreign countries in 2013. Kelly McNulty ’11 received an English Teaching Assistantship Award, and Mathew Pezon ’10 won a scholarship to study in Spain. Thirty-three Lafayette students have received Fulbrights in the last 13 years. McNulty begins her Fulbright [...]

Ashley Juavinett '11

April 27, 2012

Ashley Juavinett ’11 Earns NSF-Sponsored Teaching Fellowship

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Ashley Juavinett ’11 has spent most of her life in a classroom. And if everything goes according to plan, she’ll spend a lot more time in classrooms in the future. Pursuing a Ph.D. in neuroscience at the University of California, San Diego, Juavinett hopes to one day become a professor at a liberal arts college. [...]

Thafhim "Muna" Siddiqua '13, left, and Taneesha Tate-Robinson '13 presented their project at Lafayette's Community Based Learning and Research expo.

April 24, 2012

Students Receive $10,000 Grant for Arsenic-Removal Project in Bangladesh

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Safe drinking water is a necessity that most Americans take for granted. But, in some parts of the world, like Barisal, Bangladesh, it is a luxury many don’t have. This summer, Thafhim “Muna” Siddiqua ’13 (Silver Spring, Md.) and Taneesha Tate-Robinson ’13 (Bowie, Md.) will take steps to create change in Bangladesh. The students have [...]

Chris Kelly ’13 in Ecuador

April 5, 2012

Chris Kelly ’13 and Emily Defnet ’13 Awarded Goldwater Scholarships

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Geology and international affairs double major Chris Kelly ’13 (Boyertown, Pa.) and chemistry major Emily Defnet ’13 (Pottstown, Pa.) have achieved national distinction as recipients of Goldwater Scholarships. Awarded for academic merit, the Goldwater is the premier undergraduate award of its type in the fields of mathematics, science, and engineering. Each student’s award will cover [...]