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Kennedy Crowder and Chinaza Ruth Okonkwo
December 13, 2021
University of Pennsylvania seniors Kennedy Crowder and Chinaza Ruth Okonkwo have been named 2022 Marshall Scholars. Established by the British government, the Marshall Scholarship funds up to three years of study for a graduate degree in any field at an institution in the United Kingdom. Crowder and Okonkwo are among the 41 Marshall Scholars for 2022 representing 33 institutions in the United States, chosen from 1,000 applicants. The prestigious scholarship, meant to strengthen U.S.-U.K. relations, is offered to as many as 50 Americans each year.
From left, 2019 graduate Shuxi (Shirley) Liu, senior Daniel Ruiz de la Concha, and 2019 graduate Heather Tang.
December 6, 2021
A University of Pennsylvania senior and two 2019 graduates have received Schwarzman Scholarships, which fund a one-year master’s degree in global affairs at Tsinghua University in Beijing.
Penn senior Max Wragan is one of 12 in the nation chosen to receive a George J. Mitchell Scholarship for postgraduate study in Ireland in 2022-2023.
November 21, 2021
University of Pennsylvania senior Max Wragan has been selected as one of 12 in the nation to receive a George J. Mitchell Scholarship for graduate studies in Ireland. Sponsored by the U.S.-Ireland Alliance, the scholarship covers tuition and accommodations, as well as stipends for living expenses and travel, for one academic year of postgraduate study in any discipline offered by institutions of higher learning in Ireland and Northern Ireland.
Two Penn seniors have been awarded 2022 Rhodes Scholarships for graduate study at the University of Oxford, Raveen Kariyawasam (left), from Colombo, Sri Lanka, and Nicholas Thomas-Lewis, from Kimball, Nebraska.
November 21, 2021
Two University of Pennsylvania seniors have been awarded Rhodes Scholarships for graduate study at the University of Oxford. Penn’s 2022 Rhodes Scholars are Raveen Kariyawasam, from Colombo, Sri Lanka, and Nicholas Thomas-Lewis, from Kimball, Nebraska. Kariyawasam is a double major in bioengineering with concentrations in computational medicine and medical devices in the School of Engineering and Applied Science and in the Wharton School with concentrations in finance and entrepreneurship and innovation. Thomas-Lewis is a double major in cognitive science with a concentration in cognitive neuroscience, as well as health and societies with a concentration in public health, and a minor in neuroscience, in the College of Arts and Sciences.
Haley Morin and Debbie Rabinovich
October 25, 2021
Haley Morin and Debbie Rabinovich, who both graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in 2019, have been chosen for the inaugural class of 20 Samvid Scholars. They were selected from more than 700 applicants for their academic and leadership achievements and demonstrated drive to make positive changes in society.
Penn School of Arts & Sciences senior Adam Konkol (left) and December graduate Abigail Timmel have each been awarded a Churchill Scholarship for one year of graduate research study at the University of Cambridge in England.
August 27, 2021
University of Pennsylvania '21 Adam Konkol and December '20 graduate Abigail Timmel have each been awarded a Churchill Scholarship for a year of graduate research study at the University of Cambridge in England.
May 18, 2021
The Center for Undergraduate Research and Fellowships (CURF) wishes to heartily congratulate Penn students and alums who have been offered Fulbright grants for the 2021-2022 academic year. The awards are announced on a rolling basis, determined by the host country.
2021 Udall Scholars Marina Dauer, Benjamin May, and Jonathan Szeto.
May 10, 2021
University of Pennsylvania juniors Marina Dauer, Benjamin May, and Jonathan Szeto, all in the College of Arts and Sciences, have been named 2021 Udall Scholars by the Udall Foundation. They are among 55 sophomores and juniors selected from 416 candidates nominated by 187 colleges and universities nationwide. Each is to be awarded as much as $7,000 and is recognized for leadership, public service, and commitment to issues related to Native American nations or to the environment.
May 7, 2021
CURF would like to celebrate the recipients of the Rose, Yardley and Bodek Senior Prizes. These awards recognize graduating seniors who have completed remarkable works of scholarship under the supervision of a Penn faculty member. Congratulations to you all!
Senior Patrick Beyrer (left) and 2020 graduate Brook Jiang have been selected as 2021 Yenching Scholars, awarded full funding to pursue an interdisciplinary master’s degree in China studies at the Yenching Academy of Peking University in Beijing.
May 1, 2021
University of Pennsylvania senior Patrick Beyrer and 2020 graduate Brook Jiang have been selected as 2021 Yenching Scholars, with full funding to pursue an interdisciplinary master’s degree in China studies at the Yenching Academy of Peking University, in Beijing.
Senior Tathagat Bhatia
April 16, 2021
University of Pennsylvania senior Tathagat Bhatia has been awarded a Gates Cambridge Scholarship to pursue a master’s degree in history and philosophy of science at the University of Cambridge in England.
Sakshi Sehgal
April 15, 2021
University of Pennsylvania senior Sakshi Sehgal has received a Harry S. Truman Scholarship, a merit-based award for graduate or professional school to prepare for a career in public service. Sehgal, from Atlanta, is among 62 Truman Scholars selected this year from 845 candidates nominated by 328 colleges and universities. She is the 30th Truman Scholar from Penn since the first awards in 1977.
Junior Chinaza Ruth Okonkwo has been awarded a 2021 Beinecke Scholarship to pursue a graduate education in the arts, humanities, and social sciences.
April 9, 2021
Junior Chinaza Ruth Okonkwo has been awarded a 2021 Beinecke Scholarship to pursue a graduate education in the arts, humanities, and social sciences. A philosophy and history major, Okonkwo is one of only 16 Beinecke Scholars chosen this year from throughout the United States.
three students
March 29, 2021
Three University of Pennsylvania undergraduates in the School of Arts & Sciences have received 2021 Goldwater Scholarships, awarded to sophomores or juniors planning research careers in mathematics, the natural sciences, or engineering. Penn’s 2021 Goldwater Scholars are sophomore Emma Keeler from Rochester, Massachusetts; junior Michele Meline from Philadelphia; and junior Max Wragan from Washington, D.C.
Senior Samuel Orloff has been named a James C. Gaither Junior Fellow, one of 12 in the country chosen for a one-year internship at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace in Washington, D.C.
March 25, 2021
University of Pennsylvania senior Samuel Orloff has been named a James C. Gaither Junior Fellow, one of an estimated 12 in the country chosen for a one-year fellowship at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace in Washington, D.C.
Four University of Pennsylvania seniors and a 2019 graduate have received a Thouron Award to pursue graduate studies in the United Kingdom.
March 1, 2021
Four University of Pennsylvania seniors and a 2019 graduate have received a Thouron Award to pursue graduate studies in the United Kingdom.
February 8, 2021
Henry Hoffman, COL '20, Biology
Joyce Kim, C'15, Penn's 32nd Gates Cambridge Scholar
February 8, 2021
As Penn’s 32nd Gates Scholar since the program started in 2001, Kim will pursue a Ph.D. in sociology of education at the University of Cambridge.
Penn senior Annah Chollet (left) and May graduate Yareqzy (Yary) Munoz have been named 2021 Marshall Scholars.
December 7, 2020
University of Pennsylvania senior Annah Chollet and May graduate Yareqzy (Yary) Munoz have been named Marshall Scholars. Established by the British government, the Marshall Scholarship funds up to three years of study for a graduate degree in any field at an institution in the United Kingdom. Chollet and Munoz are among the 46 Marshall Scholars for 2021 representing 35 institutions in the United States, chosen from a record 1,180 applicants. The prestigious scholarship, meant to strengthen U.S.-U.K. relations, is offered to as many as 50 Americans each year.
Penn seniors (clockwise from top left) Cristina Pogorevici, Paulina Ruta, Yixi (Cecilia) Wang and 2019 graduate Annie Sun were chosen to receive the Schwarzman Scholarship.
December 7, 2020
University of Pennsylvania seniors Cristina Pogorevici, Paulina Ruta, and Yixi (Cecilia) Wang and 2019 graduate Annie Sun have received the Schwarzman Scholarship, which funds a one-year master’s degree in global affairs at Tsinghua University in Beijing.
November 12, 2020
Jay Jadick, COL '14, English & Cinema Studies

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