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Recent Award Winners

Recent Award Winners


Goldwater Scholarship

Joseph BECKETT, 2022

Joseph Beckett, a mechanical engineering student in assistant professor Dr. Robert Lowe's Behavior of Advanced Materials and Structures (BAMS) 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.  Beckett, graduated with his bachelor's degree from UD in 2022, hopes to earn a doctorate in mechanical engineering and perform research in the mechanics of soft materials and structures in a national laboratory or a federal research center.

National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship

Lily Behnke, 2021

Lily Behnke is a recent mechanical engineering graduate with a minor in aerospace engineering who won the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship. Behnke currently works as a graduate student researcher in Dr. Joshua Heyne's Heyne Energy & Appropriate Technologies (HEAT) Lab. She is in the process of determining where she will attend to work on her Ph.D in mechanical engineering and material science.

Fulbright Scholarship

The Fulbright Scholarship allows young Americans to travel abroad and engage in intercultural communication and learning. Students are able to teach English abroad, conduct research or earn a Master's degree.

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

Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship
Claire Coleman, 2022

Claire Coleman, Foreign Language Education and Spanish double major will teach English in Spain.

Elena Ramos, 2022

Elena Ramos, International Studies major, will teach English in Brazil.

Fulbright Master's Degree Program
Katelyn Barnes, 2022

Katelyn Barnes, Human Rights Studies and Sociology double major will earn a Master's degree in Global Security and Boarders from Queen's University in Belfast.

Boren Scholarship

The Boren award encourages American students interested in critical languages to enhance their proficiency abroad. In addition, Boren recipients are dedicated to a career working in public service positions critical to U.S. national security.

Maria Mccarty, 2022

Maria McCarty, a biology and chemistry double major, won the Boren Scholarship to study abroad in Oman and learn Arabic. 

Gilman Scholarship

Pell Grant eligible students are encouraged to study abroad with the help of the Gilman Scholarship. Four students won between 2021-2022. Over the summer, Caroline Rhea and Gabby Jackson will study abroad in the United Kingdom, Ella Redfern will study abroad in Spain and Sarah Lamb will study abroad in Guatemala

Newman Civic Fellowship


Honors student Ryan Greensfelder, an economics major and Dayton Civic Scholar, was awarded a Newman Civic Fellowship for his work with education and food access in the Dayton area. 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 joined 212 students in the U.S. and abroad to form the 2021-2022 cohort.


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