Recent Awards

Mathilda Nassar '15 received a Gilman Scholarship to study in the Czech Republic

Alexis Rixner '16 received a Gilman Scholarship to study in Fiji

Kathleen Ouyang '13 received a Fulbright award and a Critical Language Enhancement Award to study in China.    

Connor Toomey '13 received a Fulbright ETA to teach in Brazil.

Tessa Sydnor '15 received a Gilman Scholarship to study in South Korea.

Adrian Gillem '15 received a Gilman Scholarship and a Freeman-ASIA Scholarship to study in Japan.

Patrick Dowling '16 received a Fulbright Summer Institute award to study in the United Kingdom.

Ebony Spriggs '13 received a Gilman Critical Language Scholarship to study in the Netherlands.

Virginia Emily Cranwell '13 received an English Speaking Union Scholarship for study in Scotland.

Jeremy Johnson '13 received a Goldwater Scholarship. 

In 2008-2009

Lucy V. Morrow received a Jack Kent Cooke Scholarship. Lucy graduated with the Honors Program and a  B.A in sociology in May 2009.

In 2006-2007

Jake V. Bennett received a Goldwater Scholarship. Jake graduated with majors in both B.S. Mathematics and Physics in May 2008

In 2005-2006

Amanda L. Painter received a Freeman Scholarship. Amanda graduated in December 2006 with a B.A. in Sociology.

In 2003-2004

Jessica L. Simmers received a Goldwater Scholarship. Jessica graduated in May 2006 with majors in Biology and History.

Mary Shannon Teague received a Freeman Scholarship. Mary graduated in May 2006 with a B.A. in International Relations and with concentrations in Global Business and in East Asian Studies.

In 2001-2002

Sarah E. Teitt received a Freeman Scholarship. Sarah graduated with a B.A. in International Relations, a minor in Spanish, and a concentration in East Asian Studies.

Megan E. Collins received a Freeman Scholarship. Megan graduated with two majors, International Relations and Psychology, and with a concentration in East Asian Studies.

In 2000-2001

An alumnus, Christopher G. Earnhart, received a National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Fellowship for doctoral work in immunology. He graduated with a B.A. in Biology.

Ana K. Planavsky (whose area is evolutionary biology) received Honorable Mention in the 2000-2001 NSF competition. Ana graduated with a B.S. in Biology.

Matthew L. Roberts became a Finalist in the Truman competition (one of 5 from Virginia and 230 nationwide). He graduated with a B.A. in Political Science and a minor in Computer Science.

Adiyah A. Ali received a Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Scholarship for Minority Students for this past academic year. She graduated with a B.A. in International Relations.

In 1999-2000

Brian B. Clark received a Udall Scholarship. Brian graduated with majors in both Environmental Science and Religion/Philosophy.

In 1998-1999

Susan M. Foster, an alumna, received a Fulbright Award for research in Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua. Susan graduated with a B.A. in Psychology and a minor in Spanish.

Other National Recognition

In 1998, Tania L. Connor made the Third Team and in 1995 Lora Schwehr received an honorable mention of the All-USA Academic Team; both were recognized in the USA Today newspaper. Tania graduated with a B.S. in Biology; Lora graduated with majors in both Mathematics and Physics.