Some 12 Denison University students recently were named as recipients of prestigious international scholarships for teaching and learning; several students also were noted as honorable mentions or finalists for the scholarships.
The Fulbright Program, established in 1946, is the flagship international educational exchange program sponsored by the U.S. government and is designed to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries.
- Rachel Loper of Dublin, Ohio, was awarded a Fulbright Teaching Assistantship to both Germany and Austria, and she has chosen to teach in Austria. Loper graduated from Denison, cum laude, with a Bachelor of Arts in German and in educational studies with a concentration in elementary education.
- Evan Pugh of Roseville, Minn., was awarded a Fulbright Research Grant in Morocco. Pugh graduated from Denison, cum laude, with a Bachelor of Arts in biology.
- Anneliese Thompson of La Canada Flintridge, Calif., was awarded a Fulbright Research Grant to Germany. Thompson graduated from Denison, summa cum laude, with a Bachelor of Science in chemistry.
- Courtney Vinopal of Park Ridge, Ill., was awarded a French Government English Teaching Assistantship. Vinopal graduated from Denison, magna cum laude, with a Bachelor of Arts in French and in English with a concentration in literature.
- Laura Saenz of Chicago is an alternate for a Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship to the Dominican Republic. She has been invited to apply for one of 90 new Fulbright teaching assistant positions in Brazil. Saenz graduated from Denison with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Spanish and in educational studies.
- Critical Language Scholarship Institutes provide fully funded group-based intensive language instruction and structured cultural enrichment experiences for seven to ten weeks for U.S. citizen undergraduate, master’s and doctoral students.
- Caitlin Mulrine of Denton, Md., was awarded an Arabic Critical Language Scholarship in Morocco. Mulrine graduated from Denison with a Bachelor of Arts in religion and in international studies.
- Evan Woodnorth of Whitefish Bay, Wis., was awarded a Turkish Critical Language Scholarship in Turkey. Woodnorth is a member of the Denison class of 2016.
- The Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellowship seeks to recruit, prepare and retain effective teachers for the students and schools who need them most. Fellows attend enriched, school-based master’s-level teacher education programs, complemented by intensive mentoring during the first three years of teaching at high-need urban and rural schools.
- Ryan Fraser of Delaware, Ohio, was awarded a Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellowship. Fraser graduated from Denison, magna cum laude, with a Bachelor of Science in chemistry.
- The Benjamin Gilman Scholarship Program offers awards for undergraduate study abroad and was established by the International Academic Opportunity Act of 2000.
- Taylor Frame of Granville, Ohio, was awarded the Gilman Scholarship to study in Senegal. Frame is a member of the Denison Class of 2014.
- Hannah Meyer of Napoleon, Ohio, was awarded the Gilman Scholarship to study in Jordan. Meyer is a member of the Denison Class of 2015.
- Laura Spence of Newark, Ohio, was awarded the Gilman Scholarship to study in Japan. Spence is a member of the Denison Class of 2015
- The Humanity in Action Fellowship brings together international groups of college students and recent university graduates to explore different national histories of discrimination and resistance to injustice, as well as examples of contemporary issues affecting minority groups.
- Jennifer Reyes of East Boston, Mass., will participate in the fellowship, which takes place in Europe this summer. Reyes is a member of the Denison Class of 2015.
- David L. Boren Scholarships and Fellowships are sponsored by the National Security Education Program, a major federal initiative designed to build a broader and more qualified pool of U.S. citizens with foreign language and international skills. Boren Awards provide U.S. undergraduate and graduate students with resources and encouragement to acquire language skills and experience in countries critical to the future security and stability of our nation.
- Kristina Dungan of Hudson, Ohio, was awarded a Boren Scholarship in Senegal to study the Wolof language. Dungan is a member of the Denison Class of 2015.
- Denison students also received special recognition as finalists or honorable mentions for highly-regarded scholarships and grants.
- Nathaniel Kell of Upper Arlington, Ohio, was recognized with an honorable mention for the National Science Foundation Grant. Kell graduated from Denison, summa cum laude, with a Bachelor of Science in computer science and Bachelor of Arts in mathematics.
- Hannah Minifie of Dalton, Mass., was recognized as a finalist for the Jack Kent Cooke Graduate Arts Award. Minifie graduated from Denison with a Bachelor of Arts in biology and in studio art.
- Stetson Thacker of Valley View, Ohio, was recognized with an honorable mention for the Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship. Thacker is a member of the Denison Class of 2014.
Denison University is a leading national college of liberal arts and sciences where students from around the world come to pursue academic inquiry and research, to analyze and solve problems, and to forge the skills needed to succeed. On a beautiful, fully residential campus, students build enduring relationships and pathways to the professions, supported by faculty mentorship in classrooms, laboratories and studios; through a wealth of career-launch programs and internships; and in partnership with a thriving, far-reaching alumni network. Denison’s place at the forefront of higher education is recognized by “Colleges That Change Lives,” U.S. News, and Forbes, among others.