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University of Notre Dame
2010-11 National Fellowship Recipients

Graduating Seniors and Undergraduate Alumni

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

Andrew Mrugala (Mechanical Engineering) - Poland
“Investigating the Effects of Healthcare Reform on the Mining Workforce in Poland"

Ann Weber (History and Theology) - Austria
“Immigration and Issues of National Identity in EU Politics"

English Teaching Assistantship

Blair Carlin (English and Spanish) - Spain (declined)
Jaime Cordes (Anthropology, German and Russian) - Russia
Kelly Czaja (English, Russian and Latin American Studies '07) - Russia (declined)
John Greil (Program of Liberal Studies and German) - Germany
Amanda Johnson (American Studies and Peace Studies) - Poland
Cherrica Li (Political Science and Economics) - Taiwan
Claire Reising (English, French and Journalism) - Belgium
Ginny Varraveto (English and Spanish) - Peru

French Government Teaching Assistantship
For graduates proficient in French who wish to teach English conversation classes in all regions of France.

Claire Reising (English, French and Journalism)
Kathryn Thornton (Political Science and French)

Lilly Graduate Fellows Program
Supports exceptionally well qualified students who are entering Ph.D. or equivalent graduate programs in humanities and the arts and who are interested in becoming teacher-scholars at church-related universities in the US.

Rosary Abot (Chemical Engineering and Philosophy)
Kristen Drahos (BA 2009: Philosophy and Theology; Masters of Theological Studies, 2011)
Kayla Durcholz (Classics)

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

Claire Brown (Anthropology)
Jake Lussier (Computer Science)
Kevin Mickey (Cognitive Science and Philosophy)

Pickering Graduate Foreign Affairs Fellowship
Seeks to recruit outstanding students who will be in master’s degree programs in public policy, international affairs, public administration or related academic fields who have an interest in pursuing a career in the U.S. Foreign Service.

Melissa Fisher (ND Class of 2007: Political Science, Spanish and Peace Studies)



Sophomores and Juniors

Beinecke Scholarship
Seeks to encourage and enable highly motivated juniors to pursue opportunities in a graduate course of study in the arts, humanities and social sciences.

Katie Finley (Philosophy and Theology)

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

Thomas Catanach (Physics and Classics) - Honorable Mention

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.

Elizabeth Davis (Program of Liberal Studies)

Elizabeth Davis