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2019-2020 Award Winners

Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program: The Gilman Program awards 3,600 scholarships of up to $5,000 per academic year for U.S. citizen undergraduate students to pursue academic studies abroad. Such international study is intended to prepare U.S. students to assume significant roles in an increasingly global economy and interdependent world.

Winthrop University Winners: Rachel Whittaker

National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship: This program recognizes and supports a diverse group of outstanding graduate students in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics disciplines who are pursuing research-based master's and doctoral degrees. NSF Fellows are expected to become knowledge experts who can contribute significantly to research, teaching, and innovations in science and engineering.
Winthrop University Winner: Olivia Greathouse

Fulbright Killam US-Canada Exchange ProgramThis fellowships program allows undergraduate students from Canada and the United States to participate in a program of binational residential exchange. Killam Fellows spend either one semester or a full academic year as an exchange student in the host country.

Winthrop University Winner: Sophie Walker

Alpha Kappa Alpha Graduate Educational Advancement Foundation Scholarship: This scholarship provides funds to advance education in fulfillment of its mission: “To promote life-long learning.” This is accomplished by securing charitable funds to award scholarships and grants. The Foundation is a source of support to graduate students, post freshman students and non-profit organizations serving diverse beneficiaries. Foundation scholarships and grants are awarded without regard to gender, race, creed, age, sexual orientation, ethnicity or disability. The only means to obtain an application is through the website.

Winthrop University Winner: Kayla Tucker

 

2018-2019 Award Winners

Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program: The Gilman Program awards 3,600 scholarships of up to $5,000 per academic year for U.S. citizen undergraduate students to pursue academic studies abroad. Such international study is intended to prepare U.S. students to assume significant roles in an increasingly global economy and interdependent world.

Winthrop University Winners: Norah Mendoza

National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship: This program recognizes and supports a diverse group of outstanding graduate students in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics disciplines who are pursuing research-based master's and doctoral degrees. NSF Fellows are expected to become knowledge experts who can contribute significantly to research, teaching, and innovations in science and engineering.
Winthrop University Winner: Joey Jennings

Sunbelt Rentals Scholarship: In partnership with the Big South Conference, Sunbelt Rentals established the Sunbelt Rentals Scholarship as a means of recognizing the work done in the classroom, campus, and community by students within the Big South Conference.
Winthrop University Winner: Ana Barkley

Phi Kappa Phi Graduate Fellowship: Every year, the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi awards fifty-seven Fellowships of $5,000 each and three of $15,000 each to members entering the first year of graduate or professional study. Each Phi Kappa Phi chapter may select one candidate from among its local applicants to compete for the Society-wide awards. Winthrop University Winner: Anne Cushman

Hispanic Scholarship Fund: Designed to assist students of Hispanic heritage to obtain a college degree, Hispanic Scholarships are available, on a competitive basis, to high school seniors, undergraduate students (all years), community collge students transferring to four year universities, and graduate students. Awards are based on merit and emphasize STEM majors and amounts range from $500 to $5,000 based on need.
Winthrop University Winner: Emerald Cabanilla-Vigil

 

2017-2018 Award Winners

Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program: The Gilman Program awards 2,300 scholarships of up to $5,000 per academic year for U.S. citizen undergraduate students to pursue academic studies abroad. Such international study is intended to prepare U.S. students to assume significant roles in an increasingly global economy and interdependent world. Winthrop University Winners: Zuri Anderson, Sierra Davis, Le'ianna Gladden, Veronica Worthington

Elie Wiesel Prize in Ethics: The Elie Wiesel Essay Contest was established in 1989 as an annual competition designed to challenge college students to analyze the urgent ethical issues confronting them in today's complex world. Students are encouraged to write thought-provoking personal essays that raise questions, single out issues, and are rational arguments for ethical action. There is a $5,000 first prize, $2,500 second prize, $1,500 third prize, and two $500 honorable mentions for personal essays on ethics. Winthrop University Honorable Mention Winner: Ana Barkley

National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship: This program recognizes and supports a diverse group of outstanding graduate students in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics disciplines who are pursuing research-based master's and doctoral degrees. NSF Fellows are expected to become knowledge experts who can contribute significantly to research, teaching, and innovations in science and engineering. Winthrop University Winner: LaRaven Temoney

Sunbelt Rentals Scholarship: In partnership with the Big South Conference, Sunbelt Rentals established the Sunbelt Rentals Scholarship as a means of recognizing the work done in the classroom, campus, and community by students within the Big South Conference. Winthrop University Winner: Twyla Howard

Teaching Assistant Program in France: TAPIF offers the opportunity to work in France for 7 months, teaching English to French students of all ages. Each year, over 1,100 American citizens and permanent residents teach in public schools across all regions of metropolitan France and in overseas departments of France, including Guiana, Guadeloupe, Martinique and Réunion. Winthrop University Winner: Sydney Haboush

 

2016-2017 Award Winners

Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program: The Gilman scholarship awards 2,300 scholarships of up to $5,000 per academic year for U.S. citizen undergraduate students to pursue academic studies abroad. Such international study is intended to prepare U.S. students to assume significant roles in an increasingly global economy and interdependent world. Winthrop University Winners: Sara Abouissa, Nabil Clemons-El, Jammie Huynh, Cheyenne Walsh, Beth West

Fulbright Award for Study/Research or Teaching English Abroad: One of the most widely recognized academic honors, the Fulbright awards provide support for graduate students and young professionals to study and teach abroad. Awards include full grants for an academic year of study or research, travel grants, and teaching assistantships. Winthrop University Winner of Teaching Assistantship: Anne Cushman

Sigma Tau Delta Senior Scholarship: Students who are currently in their senior year of undergraduate study are eligible to apply for this scholarship of up to $4,000. Applicants must demonstrate both academic achievement and campus, community, or chapter service and explain the relevance of their programs of study to fostering the discipline of English, including literature, language, writing, and literacy. Winthrop University Winner of $1,000 Regent Scholarship: Addie Crawford

Teaching Assistant Program in France: TAPIF offers the opportunity to work in France for seven months, teaching English to French students of all ages. Each year, over 1,100 American citizens and permanent residents teach in public schools across all regions of metropolitan France and in the overseas departments of France, including Guiana, Guadeloupe, Martinique and Réunion. Winthrop University Winner: Jennifer Moxley

 

2015-2016 Award Winners

Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program: The Gilman scholarship awards 2,300 scholarships of up to $5,000 per academic year for U.S. citizen undergraduate students of limited financial means to pursue academic studies abroad. Such international study is intended to prepare U.S. students to assume significant roles in an increasingly global economy and interdependent world. Winthrop University Winners: Julia Poppell and Jordan Reilly.

Boren/National Security Education Program (NSEP): The National Security Education Program (NSEP) provides a unique funding opportunity for U.S. students to study world regions critical to U.S. interests (including Africa, Asia, Central & Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America & the Caribbean, and the Middle East). NSEP provides scholarships to U.S. undergraduate students for study abroad in world areas critical to U.S. National Security. Recipients incur an obligation to work either for an office or agency of the Federal Government involved in national security affairs or in higher education. NSEP is merit based. The maximum NSEP Boren Scholarship award is $8,000 for a summer, $10,000 for a semester, and $20,000 for an academic year. Winthrop University Winner: Adaeze Aninweze.

Chi Omega Mary Love Collins Memorial Scholarship: Celebrating a former National Chi Omega President's pursuit of education, this scholarship assists members who are enrolled in a full time graduate degree program for the upcoming academic year. Both seniors in college and alumnae members are encouraged to apply. Winthrop University Winner: Lauren Goodwin.

Fulbright Award for Study/Research or Teaching English Abroad: One of the most widely recognized academic honors, the Fulbright awards provide support for graduate students and young professionals to study abroad. Awards include full grants for an academic year of study or research, travel grants, and teaching assistantships in English. Winthrop University Winner: Rachel Burns.

National GEM Consortium Fellowship: GEM offers M.S. and Ph.D. students outstanding opportunities and access to dozens of the top Engineering and Science firms and universities in the nation. The GEM Fellowship was designed to focus on promoting opportunities for individuals to enter industry at the graduate level in areas such as research and development, product development, and other high-level technical careers. GEM also offers exposure to a number of opportunities in academe. Winthrop University Winner: Olivia Manley.

National Science Foundation Fellowships: The purpose of the National Science Foundation's Graduate Research Fellowship Program is to ensure the vitality of the human resource base of science and engineering in the United States and to reinforce its diversity. The program recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students in the relevant science, technology, engineering, and mathematics disciplines who are pursuing research-based master's and doctoral degrees, including engineering and computer and information science. NSF Fellows are expected to become knowledge experts who can contribute significantly to research, teaching, and innovations in science and engineering. Winthrop University Winner: Emily Hockett; Winthrop University Honorable Mention: Emili Moan.

Phi Kappa Phi Graduate Fellowship: Every year, the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi awards fifty-seven Fellowships of $5,000 each and three of $15,000 each to members entering the first year of graduate or professional study. Each Phi Kappa Phi chapter may select one candidate from among its local applicants to compete for the Society-wide awards. Winthrop University Winner: JW Barrera.

Sigma Tau Delta Study Abroad Scholarship: Sigma Tau Delta awards these scholarships to active undergraduate members for the purposes of studying for an academic term or year in a certified, undergraduate program outside the country in which the nominating chapter is located. Applicants should demonstrate academic scholarship and chapter service; they should also explain the relevance of their study abroad programs and activities to fostering the discipline of English, including literature, language, writing, and literacy. Winthrop University Winner: Addie Crawford.

 

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Last Updated: 8/20/20