Laila Ujayli has been busy the past few years. She graduated summa cum laude from The Ohio State University in 2018, with majors in English and international relations along with minors in screenwriting and business; earned two master’s degrees from Oxford University as a Rhodes Scholar; and started her first year at Harvard Law School. Now, she’ll be adding the Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowship for New Americans to her list of accolades and achievements.
Four students from The Ohio State University have been recognized by the Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Program.
Juniors Lia Gomez-Perez, Anthony Moussa, Rakesh Murugesan and Mackenzie Scott were all named 2022 Goldwater Scholars, the prestigious national award for undergraduate researchers in science, math and engineering. Goldwater Scholars receive an award to cover the cost of tuition, fees, books, and room and board up to a maximum of $7,500.
The Ohio State University is among only five institutions in the country to be named a top producer for both Fulbright U.S. scholar and U.S. student programs, according to the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Education and Cultural Affairs.
Ohio State is tied for fifth nationally with six Fulbright scholar awards and is tied for 14th with 10 Fulbright student awards for the 2021-22 academic year.
Ohio State, University District Organization partner to add full-time social worker to off-campus area
The Ohio State University is working with community partners to bring on a full-time social worker dedicated to helping housing-vulnerable people in the off-campus area. The hiring is one of several university initiatives designed to support the neighborhoods and residents surrounding Ohio State’s campus.
Ten students from The Ohio State University received Fulbright U.S. Student Program awards for the 2021-2022 academic year from the U.S. Department of State and the Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board.
Fulbright participants will study, conduct research and teach abroad for the 2021-2022 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.
The Ohio State University alumnus Alexander St. Leger ‘21, international studies major and Spanish minor, has been awarded a U.S. Student Fulbright Grant to teach English in Moldova during the 2021-2022 academic year. While performing his teaching duties, St. Leger will organize American entertainment nights.
Kerstin Norris, senior double major in international studies and Korean with a minor in Spanish, has been awarded a U.S. Student Fulbright Grant to teach English in South Korea during the 2021-2022 academic year. An International Affairs Scholar, Kerstin will implement film screenings to connect with her host community.
The Honors and Scholars Eminence Fellows Program at The Ohio State University has named 23 students to the Class of 2025. This will be the 10th class of Eminence Fellows.
Owen Morrish, senior honors double major in migration studies and Romance studies with a minor in psychology, has been awarded a U.S. Student Fulbright Grant to pursue a Master’s in Migration Studies at the University of Birmingham in the United Kingdom during the 2021-2022 academic year.