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University of Notre Dame
2012-13 National Fellowship Recipients

Graduating Seniors and Undergraduate Alumni

Churchill Scholarship 
Encourages the exchange of knowledge and the sharing of ideas in science and technology between the US and Great Britain. This program enables outstanding American students to do graduate work in engineering, mathematics and the physical and natural sciences at Churchill College, Cambridge University.

MurphyKate Montee (Mathematics and Music, Glynn Family Honors Program)

MurphyKate Montee


Clarendon Scholarship
Oxford University recognizes the best students worldwide as decided by experts in each student's field, awarding 100 scholarships each year divided equally among the four divisions of study at Oxford: Humanities; Medical Sciences; Math and Science; and Social Sciences.

Elizabeth Nye (Class of 2009, Psychology; Minor: Anthropology)
for D.Phil in Social Intervention


Catherine Reidy (Class of 2013, Psychology; Minor: Anthropology)
for M.Sc.(C) in African Studies


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

Ian Duncan (German)


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

Kelsey Murphy (Psychology and French)


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

Patrick Kramer (Chemistry) - Singapore

Caitlin Myron (English) - Ireland

Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship

Monica O'Hearn (Romance Languages and Literature) - Morocco

Joseph Wegener (English and Poverty Studies) - Malaysia


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.

Kaitlyn Veenstra (Architecture, Glynn Family Honors Program)

kaity veenstra


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).

MurphyKate Montee (Mathematics and Music)

Honorable Mention
Morgan Iddings (Anthropology)
Kevin McDermott (Physics, Theology, Glynn Family Honors Program)



First-Year Students, 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.

Mary T. Prokop (English and Italian)

Gilman Scholarship
Offers grants for undergraduate students to pursue academic studies abroad who have been traditionally underrepresented in study abroad, including students with high financial need, in underrepresented fields such as the sciences and engineering, with diverse ethnic backgrounds, with disabilities, and of nontraditional age.

Becca Macdonald (Political Science and Arabic)

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

Daniel Irvine(Mathematics, Glynn Family Honors Program)
Rebecca Marton (Biology)


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.

Alex Coccia (Africana Studies, Peace Studies, Glynn Family Honors Program)


Udall Scholarship
50 scholarships and 50 honorable mentions are awarded annually to sophomore and junior level college students committed to careers related to the environment, tribal public policy, or Native American health care.

Lauren Eckert (Environmental Sciences, Portuguese, Anthropology)


US-UK Fulbright Commission Summer Institutes
Provide freshmen and sophomores the opportunity to experience an exciting academic program at a highly regarded UK University, explore the culture, heritage and history of the UK and develop their academic ability by improving presentation, research and communication skills.

Ethan Muehlstein (FYS) - Wales
Meghann Shacklette (Economics and Political Science) - Scotland