Winthrop University: Award Winners
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Award Winners

2021-2022 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:

Emma Crouch
Logan Pender
Zena Albarghsh
Bryanna Rhoney
Armon Robinson

 

Fund Education Abroad Scholarship (FEA): The mission of the Fund for Education Abroad (FEA) is to provide scholarships and ongoing support to students who are underrepresented among the U.S. study abroad population. FEA makes life-changing, international experiences accessible to all by supporting students of color, community college, and first-generation college students before, during, and after they participate in education abroad programs.

Winthrop University Winner: Logan Pender

 

The Future Nobel Laurate Scholarship Program: Fueled by a common belief that in order to change the world you need to experience it, EF College Study and The Forum on Education Abroad have created a first-of-its-kind, high-impact student scholarship program, in collaboration with EF’s educational partner the Nobel Prize Museum. This interdisciplinary program, which combines an online project-based course, an international field study in Sweden, and attendance at the 2022 Nobel Week Dialogue, is dedicated to including students from diverse backgrounds.

Winthrop University Winner: Bautista Vivanco

 

Japan Exchange and Teaching Program: The JET Program is a competitive employment opportunity that allows young professionals to live and work in cities, towns, and villages throughout Japan. Being a JET is an opportunity to work and to represent the United States as cultural ambassadors to Japan. Most participants serve as Assistant Language Teachers (ALTs) and work in public and private schools throughout Japan; some work as Coordinators for International Relations (CIRs) as interpreters/translators.

Winthrop University Winner: Jadden Bergholm

 

National Society of Leadership and Success (NSLS): One of the major challenges for people completing their education is funding. The NSLS Foundation eliminates these challenges by providing scholarships and grants to individuals committed to building a better world. The NSLS Foundation awards over $400,000 each year to NSLS members.

Winthrop University Winner: Lydia Rodriguez

 

Phi Kappa Phi Graduate Fellowship: Established in 1932, the Phi Kappa Phi Fellowship has become the Society’s signature award, providing funding for the first year of graduate or professional study. This year’s program awarded two awards at $35,000 each, the 1897 Fellowship and the Sherrill Carlson Fellowship; six $20,000 Marcus L. Urann Fellowships, named for the Society’s founder; and 54 fellowships of $8,500 each.

Winthrop University Winner: Lily Garcia


    Elie Wiesel Prize in Ethics: Elie Wiesel and his wife, Marion, established The Elie Wiesel Foundation for Humanity soon after he was awarded the 1986 Nobel Prize for Peace. The Foundation's mission, rooted in the memory of the Holocost, is to combat indifference, intolerance, and injustice through international dialogue and youth-focused programs that promote acceptance, understanding, and equality. The Elie Wiesel Prize in Ethics Essay Contest was established in 1989 as an annual competition deisgned 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. Winners receive cash prizes.

    Winthrop University Finalist: Sandra Reyes

    Rangel Graduate Fellowship: The Rangel Graduate Fellowship is a program that aims to attract and prepare outstanding young people for careers in Foreign Service of the U.S. Department of State in which they can help formulate, represent, and implement U.S. foreign policy. The Rangel Program selects outstanding Rangel Fellows annually in a highly competitive nationwide process and supports them through two years of graduate study, internships, mentoring, and professional development activities. This program encourages the application of members of minority groups historically underrepresented in the Foreign Service, women, and those with financial need. Fellows who successfully complete the program and Foreign Service entry requirements will receive appointments as Foreign Service Officers, in accordance with applicable laws and State Department policy.

    Winthrop University Finalist: McKenzie Bennett

    National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship: NSF fellowships support outstanding graduate students in the relevant STEM disciplines who are pursuing research-based master's and doctoral degrees in the sciences, mathematics, physics, biology, social sciences, engineering, and the history and philosophy of science.

    Winthrop University Winner: McKenzie Bennett

    Sigma Tau Delta Senior Scholarship: Sigma Tau Delta offers the Senior Scholarship in honor of Elva Bell McLin, past Southern Regent and Historian for the Society. Students who are currently in their senior year of undergraduate study are eligible to apply for this scholarship. Applications should demonstrate both academic achievement and campus, community, or chapter service; applicants should explain the relevance of their program of study to fostering the discipline of English, including literature, language, writing, and literacy.

    Winthrop University Winner: Alex Pennington

    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 Program: This 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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

 

For previous recipients, please visit the archive.

Last Updated: 11/22/22