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April 30, 2018
Click through to watch our video interview with Gina Liu, one of Penn's eight Thouron Award winners for 2018. She talks about what she's learned about herself during the fellowship process--including the surprising reason the penguin is her spirit animal!
April 30, 2018
On Hey Day 2018, the President and the Provost took time out of their schedules to join some of the over 100 Penn recipients of major Fellowships this year for a photo.
April 20, 2018
In this video, get to know Christopher D'Urso, one of Penn's two 2018 Rhodes Scholars, and hear his tips on the fellowship application process.
April 17, 2018
Wendy de la Rosa (WH '11) has been named to this year's class of Fellows of the Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans.
April 13, 2018
Two juniors from the University of Pennsylvania, Anea Moore and Stephen Damianos, have been awarded Harry S. Truman Scholarships, a merit-based award of as much as $30,000 that supports college students who plan to pursue careers in government or public service and who wish to attend graduate or professional school in order to help prepare them for careers in public service. They are among 59 Truman Scholars selected this year from among 756 candidates nominated by 311 colleges and universities.
April 9, 2018
Penn graduate Nate Stauffer (SAS '16) reflects on his year teaching English, eating crickets, and connecting with locals as a Fulbright ETA in Malaysia.
April 3, 2018
Penn students and alumni are starting to be offered Fulbright grants for the 2018-19 academic year. This is an updating story!
April 3, 2018
Two juniors, Angus Beane and Marcello Chang, have been selected as Goldwater Scholars by the Barry Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Foundation, which provides scholarships to undergraduate students interested in pursuing research careers in the natural sciences, math, or engineering.
March 19, 2018
Bioarchaeologist (and Penn undergrad) Jordi Rivera Prince blogs for us about her Fulbright project in Peru getting to know the locals--both ancient and modern.
2018 Thouron Awardees
March 13, 2018
Six University of Pennsylvania seniors and two alumni have received 2018 Thouron Awards to pursue graduate studies in the United Kingdom. Each scholarship recipient is eligible for tuition and stipends for as long as two years while earning a graduate degree.
Olivia Route on mountain
March 13, 2018
Olivia Route, a 2015 graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, has been selected a 2018 Luce Scholar. During her year-long Luce fellowship, Route plans to pursue youth and refugee work.
March 9, 2018
Bill Beck, PhD candidate in Classics and recipient of the US-UK Fulbright All-Disciplines Postgraduate Award for 2015-2016, reflects on what makes a good Fulbright project and the value of translating ancient Greek.
Fulbright Top Producer badge
February 19, 2018
The University of Pennsylvania is proud to be included again on the list of U.S. colleges and universities that produced the most 2017-2018 Fulbright U.S. Students recently announced by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. The Fulbright Program is the U.S. government’s flagship international educational exchange program. Top-producing institutions are highlighted annually in The Chronicle of Higher Education.
February 14, 2018
Sonita Moss, a former CURF Fellow, checks in with us from Paris where she is currently living as a Fulbrighter.
Kevin Chen, Photo credit: Eric Sucar
February 13, 2018
University of Pennsylvania senior Kevin Chen of Fremont, Calif., has been selected for a Churchill Scholarship from the Winston Churchill Foundation, which will allow him to study abroad for a year at the University of Cambridge in the United Kingdom.
January 29, 2018
This annual event features exciting panels every day of a full week where faculty members answer questions about the variety of ways research is conducted in their field, how undergraduates can get involved, the day-to-day tasks of student researchers, what experience and skills can be gained, and how research can impact future career options. Students have the opportunity to learn about research funding options, what they can do to make themselves more competitive for major fellowships, and how CURF can help. The week culminates in a Research Symposium which highlights the work that student researchers have been doing all year--generally over 200 undergraduates from around campus participate. The Symposium will be held on Thursday, February 1st from 5:30-7:00pm in Houston Hall's Bodek Lounge.
December 4, 2017
A senior from the University of Pennsylvania, Eric Tse of Beijing, has been awarded a Schwarzman Scholarship, which will fund one year of graduate study leading to a master’s degree in global affairs at China’s Tsinghua University.
December 1, 2017
Farah Otero-Amad (COL '18) has been named to the 2018 class of Charles B. Rangel Graduate Fellows, which supports winners through two years of graduate school as well as entry into the Foreign Service corps.
D'Urso and Zikri Jafaar
November 19, 2017
Two University of Pennsylvania seniors have been awarded Rhodes Scholarships for graduate study at the University of Oxford. Christopher D’Urso, of Colts Neck, N.J., has been awarded an American Rhodes and Adnan Zikri Jaafar, of Malaysia, has been awarded a Malaysian Rhodes.
November 7, 2017
Christopher Magoon is a current Fulbright Scholar in China and a rising 4th year medical student at the Perelman School of Medicine. He graduated from Yale with a degree in History in 2011 and was a 2011-12 Luce Scholar in Yunnan, China, where he worked for a rural schools NGO.
October 12, 2017
If the old adage holds true to “choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life,” University of Pennsylvania senior Claudia Kassner will enjoy a long and happy career studying ancient languages and history. She spent last summer in Greece at the archaeological site of Delphi, a major religious destination in the ancient Greek world, examining the manumission epigraphy, inscriptions that document the act of slave owners freeing their slaves.
October 4, 2017
Isabel Gendler, a rising Penn senior and history major, interned at the Kislak Center for Speical Collections, Rare Books, and Manuscripts over the summer.
October 2, 2017
Elizabeth Thom studied Comparative Social Policy at the University of Oxford as a Thouron Award recipient. Prior to her fellowship, Elizabeth was a Senior Project Coordinator and Research Assistant at the Brookings Institution in Washington, D.C. She graduated from Penn in 2014 where she majored in Political Science and Hispanic Studies.
September 25, 2017
Rebecca Heilweil, a senior and University Scholar at the University of Pennsylvania, spent this summer solidifying her future while looking into her past. In June and July, while working in her hometown of New York City as a contributor for Forbes Magazine’s Technology section, Heilweil, a dual major in history and political science in the School of Arts & Sciences, was also able to begin research into her Irish and Jewish roots. Read more at Penn News!
September 11, 2017
This summer, Christeen Samuel, a University Scholar and a sophomore from New York City, spent 10 weeks in western Germany using technology to observe how the brain changes when a person makes an impulsive, aggressive choice, such as road rage.

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