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Six Student Scholars Earn Top Awards

Talley Student Union

Six Humanities and Social Sciences students and recent graduates have received prestigious national awards.

Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship

The Gilman Scholarship enables undergraduate students of limited financial means to study or intern abroad. Participants gain an international perspective that helps them thrive in a global economy and learn skills critical to U.S. national security.

  • Tirrezz Hudson, a junior majoring in psychology, is studying in France. 
  • Joyce Pagan, a senior double majoring in history and international studies, studied in Ecuador.
  • Sydney Farabow (alternate), a junior double majoring in communication and design studies, studied in Italy.

Fulbright U.S. Student Program 

The Fulbright U.S. Student Program is the nation’s flagship international educational exchange program. Designed to increase mutual understanding between people of the United States and more than 160 countries around the world, the Fulbright Program provides grants for individually designed study/research projects or for English teaching assistantships.

  • Paul Nolan, who earned bachelor’s degrees in political science and materials engineering in 2017, was selected for the English teaching assistant program at the Norwegian University of Life Sciences in Norway.
  • Delaney Thibodeau (alternate), who earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology in 2019, was selected for the health and wellness program at the University of Stirling in Scotland.

Fulbright Canada Killam Fellowships

The Killam Fellowships program allows exceptional undergraduate students from U.S. universities to spend a semester or a full academic year as exchange students in Canada.

  • Kees Koopman, a junior majoring in anthropology and interdisciplinary studies, is studying at McGill University in Montreal.