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University of Notre Dame
2009-10 National Fellowship Recipients

Graduating Seniors and Undergraduate Alumni

Gates Cambridge Scholarship
Assists students of exceptional academic achievement and scholarly promise for whom advanced study at the University of Cambridge would be particularly appropriate. The awards are based on intellectual ability, leadership capacity, and desire to use their knowledge to contribute to society throughout the world by providing service to their communities and applying their talents and knowledge to improve the lives of others.

Ryan Lash (Medieval Studies and Anthropology)


Fulbright U.S. Student Program
Seeks to build international cooperation as it increases mutual understanding between the people of the US and other countries through the exchange of persons, knowledge, and skills.

Study/Research Grant

Monica Grzesiak (German and English) - Germany
“Decadent Writers: New Ideas about Morality in the Work of Frank Wedekind and Stanislaw Przbyszewski"

Jenna Knapp (Anthropology, Peace Studies, and Catholic Social Tradition) - El Salvador
“Evaluating Peacebuilding Programs Through Salvadoran Prisoners' Experience

Catherine Stecyk (Biological Sciences and Italian) - Ukraine
“Positive Change in Post-Soviet Children’s Health Care through the Private Sector"

English Teaching Assistantship

Kate D'Ambrose (Program of Liberal Studies and German) - Germany
Tracy Jennings (Classics, Anthropology, Public Policy) - Turkey (declined)
Hayley Mohr (Philosophy and German) - Germany
Allison Thomas (English, Art History, and Latin American Studies) - Spain

DAAD Study Scholarship
Funding for graduating seniors with a well-defined study or research project that makes study at universities in Germany essential.

Monica Grzesiak (German and English)
Anthony Logan (History and German)

National Physical Science Consortium Graduate Fellowship in the Physical Sciences
Fellowship covers the first two or three years of graduate school, with the possibility of continuation for up to six years.

Bethany Herwaldt (Mathematics)

National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program
Provides funding for research-based study leading to a master’s or doctoral degree in science (including social sciences), technology, engineering, and math (STEM).

Michael Hoffman (Political Science and Arabic)
James Notwell (Computer Science)
Eric Riedl (Mathematics and Music)



Sophomores and Juniors

Boren Scholarship
Provides support to undergraduates pursuing the study of languages and cultures currently underrepresented in study abroad programs and critical to national security.

Joseph Dufour (Arabic and Political Science) - Egypt


Goldwater Scholarship
For outstanding sophomores and juniors who have exceptional potential and intend to pursue careers in mathematics, the natural sciences or engineering.

Jake Lussier (Computer Science)
Shayna Sura (Environmental Science)


Truman Scholarship
Provides college juniors who are committed to careers in government, the non-profit or advocacy sectors, education or elsewhere in public service with the financial support for graduate study, leadership training and fellowship with other students who are committed to making a difference through public service.

Puja Parikh (Political Science and Psychology)
Beth Simpson (Theology and Peace Studies)

Puja Parikh/Beth Simpson