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May 26
Daniel Lesman Awarded 2020 Astronaut Scholarship Foundation Award

Daniel-Lesman-Astronaut-Scholar-2020.pngDaniel Lesman, junior honors biomedical science major, has been awarded a 2020 Astronaut Scholarship Foundation (ASF) award. Astronaut Scholarships are awarded to students in their junior and senior year of college studying science, technology, engineering, or mathematics with the intent to pursue research or advance their field upon completion of their final degree. Astronaut Scholars are among the best and brightest minds in STEM who show initiative, creativity, and excellence in their chosen field. Daniel aims to earn an MD/PhD in molecular biology to research and develop therapies for rare neuromuscular disorders. Daniel was nominated by his research mentor Dr. Nicolas Wein, and selected by the ASF for his impressive research on gene therapies for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy and Huntington's Disease. Additionally, Daniel has conducted research at the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, all while maintaining a stellar GPA.

The ASF annually awards more than fifty scholarships valued up to $10,000 to each selected scholar. The ASF scholarship award is just the beginning for Astronaut Scholars, and their selection is the beginning of a life-long relationship with astronauts, alumni, and great leaders who span academia, technical research, and corporate leadership. All students must be nominated by their research mentor, and as a participating university, OSU many forward two applications on to the ASF. Daniel is OSU's seventh Astronaut Scholar.

For more information on the Astronaut Scholarship, please visit https://www.astronautscholarship.org/index.html. OSU Students interested in applying for the Astronaut Scholarship or other nationally competitive awards should contact fellowships@osu.edu.

May 22
The Ohio State University Announces Fulbright Awards for 2020-2021

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Ohio State University is pleased to announce that sixteen students have received Fulbright U.S. Student Program awards in for the 2020-2021 academic year from the U.S. Department of State and the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board.

These Ohio State students represent some of the 2,100 U.S. citizens who will study, conduct research, and teach abroad for the 2020-2021 academic year through the Fulbright U.S. Student Program. Recipients of Fulbright awards are selected in an open, merit-based competition that considers leadership potential, academic and/or professional achievement, and record of service. As Fulbright alumni, their careers are enriched by joining a network of thousands of esteemed alumni, many of whom are leaders in their fields. Fulbright alumni include 60 Nobel Prize laureates, 88 Pulitzer Prize recipients, and 37 who have served as a head of state or government.

Ohio State awardees include:

  • William Balla-Johnson (Spanish and Portuguese) – Spain, Research
  • Elena Akers (German, International Studies) – Germany, English Teaching Assistant
  • Sahithee Batchu (Biomedical Engineering) –India, Research
  • Kathleen Greer (German, History) –Germany, English Teaching Assistant
  • Ross Guthery (French, Economics) –France, Research
  • McKenzie Hartman (International Studies, Economics) –Germany, English Teaching Assistant
  • Ryan Mitchell (History of Art, English) – Turkey, Research
  • Young Na (German) –Germany, English Teaching Assistant
  • Chloe Nelson (English) –South Korea, English Teaching Assistant
  • Tracy Okine (Neuroscience) – Czech Republic, Research
  • Ayush Peddireddi (Biomedical Science, English) – Vietnam, English Teaching Assistant
  • Sarah Stradling (German, International Studies, History) – Germany, English Teaching Assistant
  • Alesha Telvick (Integrated Language Arts/English Education) – Colombia, English Teaching Assistant
  • Megan Wadas (German) – Germany, English Teaching Assistant
  • Sydnee Wilke (Russian, International Studies) – Russia, English Teaching Assistant
  • Vilas Winstein (Mathematics, Computer Information Science) – Hungary, Research 

Additionally, five students have been named alternates for Fulbright grants:

  • Kyle DeBry (Engineering Physics) –United Kingdom, Research
  • Ethan Hitch (Musicology) – Germany, English Teaching Assistant
  • Abigail McGowan (International Studies, Political Science) – United Kingdom, Research
  • Zachary Oncale (International Studies) – Germany, English Teaching Assistant
  • Elizabeth Troiano (Psychology, Linguistics) – Italy, English Teaching Assistant

"I am so proud of our university's Fulbright award recipients," said Ohio State President Michael V. Drake. "Their commitment to creating and sharing knowledge exemplifies Ohio State's founding land-grant mission and builds the foundation upon which cooperation and understanding are established. Despite these extraordinary times, I know that the spirit of this program, and the perseverance of our students, will endure well into the future."

The Fulbright U.S. Student Program is administered at the Undergraduate Fellowship Office through Corey Efron for undergraduate students and at the Graduate School through Fellowship Services for graduate students. Undergraduates interested in applying to the U.S. Student Program should contact fellowships@osu.edu and graduate students should contact grad-schoolfellowships@osu.edu.

The Fulbright Program is the flagship international educational exchange program sponsored by the U.S. government and is designed to forge lasting connections between the people of the United States and the people of other countries, counter misunderstandings, and help people and nations work together toward common goals. Since its establishment in 1946, the Fulbright Program has enabled more than 390,000 dedicated and accomplished students, scholars, artists, teachers, and professionals of all backgrounds to study, teach and conduct research, exchange ideas, and find solutions to shared international concerns. The Fulbright Program is funded through an annual appropriation made by the U.S. Congress to the

U.S. Department of State. Participating governments and host institutions, corporations, and foundations around the world also provide direct and indirect support to the Program, which operates in more than 160 countries worldwide.

For more information about the Fulbright Program, visit http://eca.state.gov/fulbright.

May 11
Eminence Fellows Program Names Class of 2024

The Eminence Fellows Program at The Ohio State University has named 21 students to its Class of 2024. This will be the 9th class of Eminence Fellows.

The Eminence Program brings exceptional students to The Ohio State University who embrace the collaborative spirit of "giving back" and have demonstrated academic achievement, intellectual curiosity, and character. This year's class was selected from a pool of over 700 applications which represented 15 states. The Eminence scholarship is a full cost of attendance award with access to an enrichment grant to support out of class experiences.

Eminence Fellows have received many national scholarships including The Rhodes, Marshall, Goldwater, Fulbright, and Knight-Hennessy awards. They are campus and community leaders that strive to make a positive impact in the world. For more information, visit https://honors-scholars.osu.edu/honors/eminence

Congratulations to the newest Fellows!

NameCityStateProposed Major
Angelina AtiehLouisville
KYBiomedical Science
Lauren CainHolloman Air Force BaseNMHistory of Art
Seyan CocoClevelandOHBiomedical Science
Peter CooperPerrysburgOHExploring
Alex GrosmanClevelandOHInternational Business
Margot HareMoreheadKYLinguistics
Andrea HefferanMasonOHBusiness Marketing
Abigail LongstrethRootstownOHEnvironmental Science
Jessica MitschCincinnatiOHNeuroscience
Elizabeth MorganCrestwoodKYMicrobiology
Devi Dheekshita NelakurtiLewis CenterOHBiomedical Science
Drew PolitoLakewoodOHPhilosophy, Politics, Economics
Kai RichmondSylvaniaOHPsychology
Maria Sanchez-BoedoFranklinTNPsychology
Gus ScariaBroadview HeightsOHNeuroscience
Natalie SebuniaEriePAZoology
Jaideep SethNorth CantonOHBiochemistry
Zoe Shay-TannasRoslindaleMAIndustrial Design
Priyanka ShresthaBeachwoodOHBiochemistry
Maya SivakumaranCincinnatiOHAeronautical Engineering
Robert SunderhaftChagrin FallsOHData Analytics

 


May 06
Trace Eberhardt Named 2020 Udall Scholar

Trace Eberhardt Udall SP20.jpgOhio State University undergraduate student Trace Eberhardt has been named a 2020 Udall Scholar. The Udall Scholarship recognizes outstanding sophomores and juniors pursuing careers related to the environment as well as Native American students pursuing careers in tribal policy or Native healthcare. Universities may nominate four students applying for the environmental award, and four students applying to the tribal policy or Native healthcare award.

Trace Eberhardt is a junior civil engineering major at who is invested in sustainable engineering principles and updating buildings for energy and water efficiency. He has been a member of Students for Recycling since his freshman year and has taken a lead role in the group's annual Dump & Run sustainability event for the last two years. Trace has also worked with Student Life Energy Management to perform water audits on campus dorms. Trace is working to become a leader in water-efficient building design and retrofitting and aims to be a professional engineer specializing in energy-efficient projects.

This year, 429 students applied for the Udall scholarship, and fifty-five students from 48 colleges and universities have been selected as 2020 Udall Scholars. A 16-member independent review committee selected this year's group of Udall Scholars on the basis of commitment to careers in the environment, Native health care, or Tribal public policy; leadership potential; record of public service; and academic achievement. The review committee also awarded 55 Honorable Mentions.

Each scholarship provides up to $7,000 for the Scholar's junior or senior year and membership in a robust alumni network. The 2020 Udall Scholars will assemble August 4-9 in Tucson, Arizona, to meet one another and program alumni; learn more about the Udall legacy of public service; and interact with community leaders in environmental fields, Tribal health care, and governance.

Since the first awards in 1996, the Udall Foundation has awarded 1,733 scholarships totaling $8,860,000.

Trace is Ohio State's 15th Udall Scholar. Students interested in applying for the Udall Scholarship, or other national awards, should contact fellowships@osu.edu.

May 05
Four Ohio State Students Named 2020 Critical Language Scholars

Four Ohio State undergraduates have been named 2020 Critical Language Scholars. The U.S. Department of State sponsors the Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) program, which offers fully-funded intensive summer language institutes overseas for fifteen less commonly-taught languages. The CLS is part of a wider government initiative to expand the number of Americans studying and mastering foreign languages that are critical to national security and economic prosperity. Students of diverse disciplines and majors are encouraged to apply, and participants are expected to continue their language study beyond the scholarship period in order to apply their critical language skills in their future professional careers. Although the 2020 summer program has been cancelled due to the COVID-19 global pandemic, the following students were among those recognized by the CLS program:

  • Henry Hinton, Russian
  • Abbie Levine, Arabic
  • Audrey Montgomery, Hindi

All enrolled Ohio State students are eligible to apply for the CLS, including both undergraduate and graduate students. Undergraduates interested in applying for a Critical Language Scholarship should contact the Undergraduate Fellowship Office at fellowships@osu.edu.

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May 04
Kat Zic Named 2020 Hollings Scholar

Kathryn Zic - Hollings Scholarship SP20.jpegKat Zic, a sophomore honors student in environmental science, has been named a 2020 Hollings Scholar. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)'s Ernest F. Hollings Undergraduate Scholarship recognizes outstanding sophomores pursuing careers in environmental research and stewardship.  The scholarship provides up to $9,500 towards undergraduate expenses for two years, a 10-week paid internship with a NOAA facility in the summer between their junior and senior year, and the opportunity to present their research at the Science & Education Symposium. The Hollings is designed to recruit and prepare students in oceanic and atmospheric sciences for service careers with NOAA and similar agencies where they will work to improve scientific knowledge and increase public environmental literacy and stewardship. Roughly 100 scholars are selected each year from a range of academic disciplines and geographic locations.

Kat was chosen based on her passion for increasing the ocean literacy of inland children and her research on the circulation of microplastics in the ocean. Kat's career goal is to work for NOAA and use her dedication to environmental education, hands on environmental stewardship, and oceanic research to change the ways people value the environment and to reduce the impact of polluting industries.

Students interested in applying for the Hollings Scholarship, or other national awards, should contact the Undergraduate Fellowship Office at fellowships@osu.edu.

Apr 16
Ryan Mitchell Awarded Fulbright Grant to Turkey

Mitchell_Ryan.pngRyan Mitchell, double major in history of art and English, class of 2017, has been awarded a U.S. Student Fulbright Grant to pursue research in Turkey during the 2020-2021 academic year. Ryan will conduct a comparative study of educational architecture built by non-Muslim communities in Istanbul. Fulbright grants are awarded by the U.S. Department of State and the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board on the basis of an applicant's academic and professional achievement, as well as their record of service and leadership potential in their respective fields. 

Fulbright grants are awarded by the U.S. Department of State and the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board on the basis of academic and professional achievement, as well as awardees' record of service and leadership potential in their respective fields. The Fulbright program offers grants to over 140 countries, and each country notifies recipients on their own timeline. Undergraduates who will earn their bachelor's degree by summer 2021 and graduate students are eligible to apply for the next cycle of U.S. Student Fulbright grants. Applicants with undergraduate status may see https://honors-scholars.osu.edu/fellowship-office/fulbright for more information, or e-mail fellowships@osu.edu.

Apr 16
Ayush Peddireddi Awarded Fulbright Grant to Vietnam

Ayush Peddireddi.jpgAyush Peddireddi, senior Honors double major in biomedical science and English, has been awarded a U.S. Student Fulbright Grant to teach English in Vietnam during the 2020-2021 academic year. Ayush will teach English while engaging with his host community and learning about Vietnamese culture. Fulbright grants are awarded by the U.S. Department of State and the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board on the basis of academic and professional achievement, as well as awardees' record of service and leadership potential in their respective fields. 

The Fulbright program offers grants to over 140 countries, and each country notifies recipients on their own timeline. Undergraduates who will earn their bachelor's degree by summer 2021 and graduate students are eligible to apply for the next cycle of U.S. Student Fulbright grants. Applicants with undergraduate status may see https://honors-scholars.osu.edu/fellowship-office/fulbright for more information, or e-mail fellowships@osu.edu.

Apr 16
Six Ohio State University Students Awarded Fulbright Grants to Germany

Six Ohio State University seniors have been awarded U.S. Student Fulbright Grants to teach English in Germany during the 2020-2021 academic year. Each recipient will teach English to German students while engaging with their host communities.

  • Elena Akers: International Affairs scholar and double major in German and international studies.
  • Kathleen Greer: International Affairs scholar, President of the Undergraduate Student Government and double major in German and history.
  • McKenzie Hartman: International Affairs scholar and double major in international studies and economics with minors in German and Spanish.
  • Young Na: Honors German major with a minor in linguistics.
  • Sarah Stradling: Honors triple major in German, international studies, and history with a minor in philosophy.
  • Megan Wadas: Honors German major with minors in linguistics and media in society.

Fulbright grants are awarded by the U.S. Department of State and the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board on the basis of academic and professional achievement, as well as awardees' record of service and leadership potential in their respective fields. The Fulbright program offers grants to over 140 countries, and each country notifies recipients on their own timeline. Undergraduates who will earn their bachelor's degree by summer 2021 and graduate students are eligible to apply for the next cycle of U.S. Student Fulbright grants. Applicants with undergraduate status may see https://honors-scholars.osu.edu/fellowship-office/fulbright for more information, or e-mail fellowships@osu.edu.

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Apr 07
Vilas Winstein Awarded Budapest Semesters in Mathematics-Rényi Institute U.S. Student Fulbright Grant

Vilas Winstein.jpgVilas Winstein, 2019 Goldwater Scholar and senior honors double major in mathematics and computer information science with a minor in physics, has been awarded the Budapest Semesters in Mathematics-Rényi Institute U.S. Student Fulbright Grant to pursue research in Hungary during the 2020-2021 academic year. Vilas will conduct graph limit theory research while taking courses at the Budapest Semesters in Mathematics. Fulbright grants are awarded by the U.S. Department of State and the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board on the basis of academic and professional achievement, as well as their record of service and leadership potential in their respective fields. 

The Fulbright program offers grants to over 140 countries, and each country notifies recipients on their own timeline. Undergraduates who will earn their bachelor's degree by summer 2021 and graduate students are eligible to apply for the next cycle of U.S. Student Fulbright grants. Applicants with undergraduate status may see https://honors-scholars.osu.edu/fellowship-office/fulbright for more information, or e-mail fellowships@osu.edu.

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