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Should Endangered Turtles Have Legal Rights? - Hollings Scholar and URI Alum Callie Veelenturf is highlighted in this article about the Leatherback Project, a group which she founded to protect endangered turtles. URI undergraduate awarded prestigious Obama-Chesky Voyager Scholarship - Jasmin Valdivieso Sanches is among 100 students to earn the national honor, and the second from URI. 2022-2023 Academic Year Awards Summary - AY 2022-2023 Annual Report - The Office of National Fellowships and Academic Opportunities Annual Report for the 2022-2023 Academic Year. Three URI students and one recent graduate awarded research fellowships from National Science Foundation - Two seniors graduating from the University of Rhode Island this spring, a 2020 graduate, and a current graduate student, have been awarded prestigious fellowships through the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowships Program. 21 URI community members named Demers Fellows to study foreign languages overseas - Twenty-one members of the University of Rhode Island community – 19 students, a faculty member and a staff member – have been named 2023 Beatrice S. Demers Foreign Language Fellows by the Rhode Island Foundation. Seven URI students will travel abroad thanks to prestigious foreign language scholarship programs - Seven URI students will be traveling abroad this summer thanks to two highly selective federal government scholarship programs that support foreign language and cultural study as a way to promote greater understanding between nations. Four URI students, alumni selected for prestigious Fulbright Scholarships - our University of Rhode Island students and alumni have been selected to receive Fulbright U.S. Student Program awards from the U.S. Department of State and the Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board. Recipients are provided the opportunity to conduct research, study, and teach English overseas. URI sophomore in marine biology, aquaculture and fisheries science awarded Hollings Scholarship from NOAA - Owen Fleischer is the 42nd URI student selected for the nationally competitive honor in the program’s 18 years. URI junior Lina Al Taan Al Hariri wins Truman Scholarship for R.I. - Cranston resident fled Syria when she was 11, now dedicated to public service career in defense of displaced populations. Three URI students receive prestigious Goldwater Scholarships - This year’s awardees bring URI’s total number of Goldwater Scholars to 27. URI Communication Studies student named among first cohort of Obama-Chesky Voyager Scholarship recipients - And it provides recipients a life-changing awards package: including up to $50,000 in financial aid for their junior and senior years to help alleviate the burden of college debt; $10,000 to create their own travel/work experience the summer before their senior year; and a network of fellow scholars and mentors to support them. AY 2021-2022 Annual Report - Celebrating our successes! They hit submit! - This year seven seniors, three recent alumni and three current graduate students successfully completed the campus process for submitting a Fulbright US Student Program application. The process itself is rigorous and provides an opportunity to refine their personal narrative and professional aspirations, which will translate into stronger graduate school and grant applications in the future. […] Three Rams Selected for Fulbright US Student Awards - Two University of Rhode Island graduate students and a 2020 alumna have been awarded Fulbright grants to teach and conduct research abroad. URI students, faculty member win grants to study foreign languages abroad - A record 28 University of Rhode Island students and one faculty member have been named Beatrice S. Demers Foreign Language Fellows, collectively receiving more than $330,000 in grants to pursue foreign language immersion. Eight URI sophomores awarded prestigious Hollings Scholarships from NOAA - 41 URI students have won the nationally competitive award in program’s 17 years Seven URI students win Boren Scholarships to study languages abroad - URI’s seven awardees place the University sixth in the nation for the number of 2022 Boren recipients. Since the awards were established in 1991, URI has had 38 Boren recipients, 34 of whom were selected in the past 12 years, along with 9 alternates. URI named twenty-year top producer of Gilman Scholars - Program has helped make study abroad accessible for students regardless of financial background Two URI students win Freeman-ASIA scholarships for study in Taiwan - Both are enrolled in URI’s Chinese Language Flagship Program, which combines the study of Chinese with another major and offers advanced discipline-specific Chinese skills, cross-cultural understanding, and real-world work experience in China. The two students will travel to Taipei for eight months beginning in October to study at the National Yang Ming University and complete […] Seven URI students selected for prestigious Gilman Scholarship for international study - The scholarship program is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs and supports study or internships abroad. Two URI leaders selected as Career Prep Fellows by national nonprofit Management Leadership for Tomorrow - As Career Prep Fellows, Warith Balogun and Markeem Rodrigues, both URI Honors Program students and graduates of Providence’s E3 (E-Cubed) Academy, will receive 18 months of one-on-one coaching, mentorship, and in-person workshops as well as access to a growing network of program alumni and allies across more than 120 partner organizations representing all sectors. A Culture of Inclusion - A URI doctoral student, Jones has been awarded a prestigious Fulbright grant to conduct research in Finland on global approaches to LGBTQ+ inclusion in teacher preparation programs Going Places – a summary of our 2021 major award winners - Alumnus awarded Fulbright to study energy engineering in Taiwan - He will pursue a master’s degree in energy engineering at the National Cheng Kung University in Tainan City, Taiwan. Jack Eustis awarded Department of Defense Project GO Scholarship - Project GO is designed to equip future military officers with valuable language and intercultural skills through intensive study abroad programs. Senior awarded Fulbright fellowship to teach English, U.S. culture in Brazil - A first-generation college student who came to URI through the Talent Development Program, she made the most of her time in Kingston. Senior Jay Rumas awarded Fulbright to Slovak Republic - In his four years at the University of Rhode Island, Jay Rumas has shown an enthusiasm for politics and public service. URI advisor, advisee awarded Fulbright Fellowships to conduct research abroad - The two will continue their research at opposite sides of the world, Mendenhall in Iceland and Baron Lopez in South Korea. Three URI students win Boren Scholarships, Fellowship - The National Security Education Program, a federal initiative to expand the pool of American citizens with foreign language and international skills, sponsors the awards. URI doctoral student Meg Jones awarded prestigious Fulbright grant - Jones will travel to Finland to research LQBTQ+ inclusive practices in teacher preparation programs . Four URI sophomores awarded Hollings Scholarship from NOAA - Since 2005, URI students have won 33 Hollings Scholarships, at least one every year since 2009 and one of the highest totals of any institution in New England. URI graduate student awarded prestigious fellowship from National Science Foundation - The award will fund three years of her graduate studies and provide a $34,000 annual stipend. MAF professor and grad student both receive Fulbright awards - The pair, who have worked together on projects related to marine plastic debris, applied to Fulbright separately to pursue independent research projects. Two URI students named Goldwater Scholars - The Goldwater is the most prestigious national scholarship for undergraduate students studying the natural sciences, mathematics, or engineering. Grad student Miles Schelling awarded grant to help village in India improve drinking water - Thanks to a Christianson Grant from the InterExchange Foundation, Schelling is headed to India after completing his URI degree in August. Five URI students awarded prestigious NSF graduate research fellowships - The National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship funds three years of their graduate education plus an annual $34,000 stipend. URI students selected for prestigious summer programs in international affairs, public policy - Cierra Wornum was selected to participate in the Public Policy and International Affairs Junior Summer Institute. Timothy Berard has been named a Rangel Scholar. Two URI freshmen awarded prestigious scholarships for summer language studies abroad - Cate McLaughlin was awarded the Critical Language Scholarship and Jack Eustis was selected for the Project GO (Global Officer) Scholarship. URI students win Boren scholarship, fellowship to study languages overseas - The National Security Education Program, a federal initiative to expand the pool of American citizens with foreign language and international skills, sponsors the awards. URI sophomore awarded prestigious Hollings Scholarship from NOAA - Award provides $19,000 toward tuition, plus paid internship Five URI students awarded prestigious Fulbright grants - The Fulbright U.S. Student Program is designed to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries by providing high-achieving students with the opportunity to research, study or teach abroad. Aria Mia Loberti Selected for Fulbright Award to United Kingdom - Loberti will pursue a one-year MRes in Rhetoric at Royal Holloway, University of London. Tabatha Lewis Selected for Fulbright Research Grant to Indonesia - Tabatha will study well water contamination related to improper septic system installation and management, and will also explore the social stigmas around sanitation systems and their impacts on human health. Cierra Wornum Awarded Fellowship to Attend PPIA Junior Summer Institute - The Public Policy and International Affairs JSI provides fully funded learning opportunities to undergraduates interested in government, and international affairs. Jack Eustis Selected for Project Global Officer Program - The International Studies and Diplomacy triple major is eligible for the Project Global Officer Scholarship. Ndaya Malambi Named Finalist for Prestigious Fulbright Program - The award will fund a one-year Master's program at Ghent University in Ghent, Belgium. Tim Berard Selected for Rangel Summer Enrichment Program - He was also awarded a US Department of State Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship for study abroad. Cate McLaughlin Wins Critical Language Scholarship - This highly competitive scholarship provides an eight-week intensive language study program. Two URI graduates are finalists for prestigious Rhodes Scholarship - Two recent University of Rhode Island graduates are competing in the final stages of selection for two renowned international scholarships for postgraduate study.
Patrick Thompson Receives Critical Language Scholarship - The International Engineering Program student received the award to study in Taiwan. South Kingstown resident, activist named Truman Scholar - Andrew Boardman awarded $30,000 to pursue internship, graduate school. Scholarship lets R.I. Dreamer return to college - East Providence man, 21, named recipient by Golden Doors, which aids undocumented students. Sixteen URI students win grants to study foreign languages across the globe - Foreign Language Fellows and have been awarded generous grants to pursue foreign language studies across the globe. URI sophomore awarded prestigious Hollings Scholarship from NOAA - University of Rhode Island sophomore Elizabeth Saraf has been awarded the Ernest F. Hollings Scholarship from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the most prestigious scholarship awarded to undergraduates studying the marine sciences. URI International Engineering Program alumna earns Fulbright Award - Cherish Prickett, who graduated summa cum laude from the University of Rhode Island in 2018 with bachelor’s degrees in industrial and systems engineering and German, was recently awarded a prestigious Fulbright award. Six URI students win Boren scholarships - Six URI students – four undergraduates and two graduate students – have won Boren Awards to study foreign languages abroad – four in China and one each in Jordan and Taiwan.