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September 11, 2017
Carla Winter (SEAS '16) is a medical student at Harvard Medical School. Before starting medical school, Carla studied in Ireland on the Mitchell Scholarship from 2016-2017. In Ireland, Carla pursued an MSc in Regenerative Medicine and completed a thesis on developing an in vitro model of inflammation following spinal cord injury.
August 28, 2017
Julia Bache, a junior at the University of Pennsylvania (and a University Scholar), is working on a long-term research project that’s focused on the financial sustainability of historic house museums.
July 26, 2017
Sonita Moss is a doctoral candidate in the sociology department. Her dissertation research focuses on the contemporary experience of Black Americans living in Paris, France. She is a 2017-2018 Fulbright U.S. Research Grant Finalist.
June 28, 2017
Alexander Hoppe gives us his rundown of the importance of the Fulbright. Alexander is a PhD student in the sociology department at Penn. His dissertation studies the apparel global value chain between India and the U.S. to understand how fashion is designed, produced, and negotiated through international collaboration and conflict.
June 9, 2017
Isabella Cuan is a current junior in the College, studying BBB and Art History. Before attending medical school, she hopes to return to the UK to pursue graduate studies in the medical humanities. She is Editor-in-Chief of Penn's fashion and art publication, The WALK Magazine, a writing tutor, and a volunteer at the United Community Clinic.
May 30, 2017
Becky Sokolow (C '15) is currently living and studying in Scotland on a Thouron Award. She is studying for an MSc in International Relations at the University of Edinburgh. Before beginning her fellowship, she worked with College Possible, an AmeriCorps program, at George Washington High School in Northeast Philadelphia
May 1, 2017
Debi Ogunrinde is a 2016 Rhodes Scholar and studies anthropology and public policy at Oxford. She debates for the Oxford Union and debated avidly for Penn Parliamentary Debate as a student there. She graduated from the Huntsman Program and studied abroad in Lyon.
April 19, 2017
University of Pennsylvania alumna Roxana Moussavian, class of 2011, and Ivan A. Kuznetsov, an MD/PhD student at the Perelman School of Medicine and the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, have been awarded the Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowship for New Americans. The Soros Fellowship is a graduate school fellowship for outstanding immigrants and children of immigrants in the United States. Selected from 1,775 applicants, each of the recipients was chosen for their potential to make significant contributions to US society, culture, or their academic field and will receive up to $90,000 in funding for the graduate program of their choice.
April 19, 2017
University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education student Anna Drabek has won a David L. Boren Fellowship, awarded annually to graduate students to support specializations in country/region-specific study, language proficiency, and research that is critical to U.S. national security. The scholarship will provide a maximum of $24,000 to fund overseas study.
April 19, 2017
Gina Elia, a PhD Candidate in modern Chinese literature, gives us her thoughts on the experience of deep language immersion while living in Taiwan on a Fulbright research grant.
April 12, 2017
University of Pennsylvania student Sarah Cornelius, a junior in the School of Arts & Sciences, has been awarded a Harry S. Truman Scholarship. This merit-based award supports college students who plan to pursue careers in government or public service or who wish to attend graduate or professional school to help prepare for their careers and are United States citizens or U.S. nationals. Cornelius is among 60 students awarded Truman Scholarships this year and is the 23rd Truman Scholar from Penn since 1981.
April 4, 2017
Penn students and alumni are starting to be offered Fulbright grants for the 2017-18 academic year. This list will be updated as we hear back from host countries over the next several months.
April 3, 2017
University of Pennsylvania students Michael Tran Duong, class of 2019, and Tiberiu Mihaila, class of 2019, have been awarded the Goldwater Scholarship. Additionally, Congzhou Sha, class of 2018, has received an honorable mention from the Goldwater committee.
March 29, 2017
Jordan Doman (C’17), of Monroeville, PA, has been selected as one of only twelve recipients of the prestigious Hertz Fellowship by the Fannie and John Hertz Foundation. The 12 newest Hertz Fellows were chosen from more than 700 applicants interested in pursuing graduate work in applied physical and biological sciences, mathematics and engineering.
March 28, 2017
University of Pennsylvania alumnus Drew Hasson, of Dallas, TX, has been named a Yenching Scholar at the Yenching Academy of Peking University. At the Yenching Academy, Hasson will pursue an economics and management concentration to investigate how the rapid proliferation of digital devices across China has stabilized the workforce at the fringe of society. He will join others in the third cohort of the Yenching Scholarship program during the 2017-2018 academic year enrolled in an English language Master of China Studies program.
March 22, 2017
Peter Barrett Bryan (SAS '16) gives us a window into his experiences as a Thouron Scholar.
March 21, 2017
The Fulbright Program, which operates in over 160 countries worldwide, is the flagship international educational exchange program sponsored by the U.S. government and is designed to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries. For the past several years running, the University of Pennsylvania has been a top-ten producer of Fulbright Students among U.S. colleges and universities. Last year, 22 Fulbright U.S. Student Awards were awarded to Penn students and alumni to conduct independent research, pursue graduate study, or teach English abroad. Fulbright recipients for grant year 2017-2018 will be announced on a rolling basis this spring.
March 13, 2017
Rhodes Scholar Jenna Hebert gives us a window into her life at the University of Oxford.
February 24, 2017
Emily Hoeven gives us a snapshot of her time at Pembroke College, University of Cambridge as a Thouron Summer Prize Fellow.
February 23, 2017
Five University of Pennsylvania seniors and one alumna have received 2017 Thouron Awards to pursue graduate studies in the United Kingdom. Congratulations to Anna Carapellotti, Cole Hurwitz, Joseph Kiernan, Suzy Landon, Kate Samuelson, and Tshay Williams!
February 7, 2017
Jamie Kent (WH '14) gives some thoughts and advice on what a Fulbright Grant means to your life and career.
January 27, 2017
University of Pennsylvania senior Lucy Chai of Acton, Mass., has received a Churchill Scholarship from the Winston Churchill Foundation. She is among 15 recipients of the honor, awarded annually to American students to fund a year of master’s study in science, mathematics and engineering at the University of Cambridge’s Churchill College.
January 24, 2017
UScholar Alexis Block (MEAM Robotics MSE 2017) has been admitted to the PhD Program in Intelligent Robotics that is supported by The Max Planck Institute and ETH Zurich.
January 20, 2017
The CURF UAB is excited to announce the lineup for the University of Pennsylvania’s 2017 Research and Fellowships Week! If you are curious about getting started in research, applying for research funding, or how participating in research can feed into a successful application for a major fellowship, check out our faculty panels and information sessions. To hear more about the research of current undergraduates and talk to them directly about their experiences, stop by the undergraduate research symposium!
December 16, 2016
Nearly two years out from the first awarding of the University of Pennsylvania President’s Engagement Prizes, communities in the United States and around the world are beginning to reap the benefits. Penn President Amy Gutmann created the prize — and last year added the President’s Innovation Prize — to encourage and recognize Penn seniors who commit to using their education to better the world. Deadlines are fast approaching--apply soon!

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