Over the course of this past academic year, 35 Tulane students and alumni have received nationally competitive scholarships or grants offered through the Honors Program.
This has been an incredible year for the Honors Program and its students. Over the course of this past academic year, 35 Tulane students and alumni have received nationally competitive scholarships or grants offered through the Honors Program.
The Fulbright U.S. Student Program is the premier government- sponsored program for study, research, and English teaching overseas. For the second year in a row, Tulane was named a top producer for the Fulbright U.S. Student Program. This year, eight Tulane students, including graduating seniors Danny Finley, Hanan Rimawi and Sophia Miller, were awarded Fulbright grants to conduct research, pursue graduate study, and teach English abroad. Also, Sam Barton, was named a Truman Scholarship finalist this year. The Truman Scholarship is a prestigious award that supports graduate study for individuals poised to be changemakers who are committed to promoting the public good.
Another national award, the Beinecke Scholarship, provides $34,000 for graduate study in the arts, humanities, and social sciences. Kathryn Cook, a junior pursuing a double major in history and Russian, was selected as one of only 18 Beinecke Scholars this year. “The Beinecke Scholarship will provide support for graduate study at a program of my choice,” says Cook. “I am planning on pursuing a PhD in history, focusing on historical memory regarding the Second World War in Europe, and later to pursue a career in museum work.”
Tulane students also performed well in the competitions for some of the most prestigious national scholarships: the Rhodes Scholarship, the Marshall Scholarship, and the Mitchell Scholarship, all of which provide funding for graduate study in the UK. Senior Hannah Hoover, who was named a Beinecke Scholar in 2017, was a finalist for the Rhodes Scholarship. James Ferrare, a student in Tulane’s 4+1 Master’s program in Physics, was a finalist for both the Marshall Scholarship and the Mitchell Scholarship, and Jennie Barker, a Tulane alumna, was a finalist for the Marshall Scholarship.
Sidney Shea and Celinda Chang were selected as Boren Scholars. The Boren Scholarship, an initiative of the National Security Education Program, provides unique funding opportunities for U.S. undergraduate students to study less commonly taught languages in world regions critical to U.S. interests, and underrepresented in study abroad. In exchange for funding, Boren Scholars commit to working in the federal government for at least one year after graduation. Sedrick Miles, a PhD student in Latin American Studies, was selected as a Boren Fellow, which is the Boren Award designed to support graduate students.
We will also be working closely with a number of students this Summer through the Honors Summer Research Program and the Dean Jean Scholarship Fund. We are thrilled to be hosting 26 students for the Summer Research program this summer. This Program is an opportunity for students to work with a Tulane professor on a scholarly project for six weeks during the Summer. Having this time outside of the school year allows students to expand their knowledge in a depth not possible with a packed course load. Six Honors students were the recipient of the Jean Danielson Memorial Scholarship Fund. This award rewards students who share Dr. Danielson’s commitment to living a life of purpose and intellectual vigor with grants for enrichment opportunities.
We offer our sincerest congratulations to all of these audacious students and look forward to seeing the fruits of their hard work.