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Recent Award Winners

Recent Award Winners

See some of our Fulbright Scholarship winners talk about their experiences here.

Newman Civic Fellowship


Honors student Ryan Greensfelder, a junior economics major and Dayton Civic Scholar, was awarded a Newman Civic Fellowship for his work with education and food access in the Dayton area.  Greensfelder’s community engagement has taken him from volunteering with the Mission of Mary Farm,  a local cooperative which provides healthy food for families with limited access to locally grown fresh produce, to serving with the Upward Bound program tutoring prospective first-generation college students in math.  The Newman Civic Fellowship is a one-year fellowship experience that supports engaged student leaders who work to build partnerships between campuses and communities.  Greensfelder joins 212 students in the U.S. and abroad to form the 2021-2022 cohort.

Goldwater Scholarship

Joseph SAurine '19

Joey Saurine, a biochemistry student in assistant professor Pothitos Pitychoutis' biology lab, won a $7,500 award from the Barry Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Foundation. The award encourages outstanding students to pursue research careers in mathematics, the natural sciences and engineering. Saurine, who graduated with his bachelor's degree from UD in 2019, hopes to earn a doctorate in neuroscience and perform research in neuropsychopharmacology and teach at the university level.

National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship

Kayla Pariser '18

Kayla Pariser is a recent mechanical engineering graduate with a minor in human movement biomechanics who won the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship. Pariser worked as a student researcher in Dr. Allison Kinney's mechanical engineering lab. She has selected to attend the University of Delaware to work on her Ph.D. in mechanical engineering with a focus in the area of computational biomechanics with Dr. Jill Higginson.

Fulbright Grant English Teaching Assistantship

Olivia Thomakos, '18, Malaysia

Olivia Thomakos, an English and secondary education double major, won a Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship to Malaysia. Olivia lived in the state of Pahang and the town of Chenor where she taught English to Malaysian students. Here's her blog.

Rachel Kessler, '18, Poland

Rachel Kessler, a chemistry and German double major, won a Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship to Poland. Rachel lived in Krakow where she taught both English and the sciences to Polish students.

Fulbright Research Grant


Biochemistry major Emily Jones has won a Fulbright Research Grant to Sweden. While in Sweden, Jones will conduct research at the University of Goteborg in the Centre for Antibiotic Research. She will study the genetic profiling of efflux pumps on E. coli bacteria.

Thomas Pickering Fellowship

Anamaria Karrels '16

Human rights and international studies major Anamaria Karrels was awarded the Thomas Pickering Fellowship in 2016. For the past two years she has attended graduate school at Tufts University where she is studying international relations at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy. Karrels began her career as a foreign service officer beginning in 2018.



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