National Scholars

Fellowship Year 2020-2021

Alexander von Humboldt Foundation German Chancellor Fellow:

  • Arianna Hernandez (Comparative Human Development, 2019)

Astronaut Scholars:

  • Lily Liu (Mathematics, Statistics, 2021)
  • Samantha Marglous (Chemistry, Biological Chemistry, 2021)

Beinecke Scholar:

  • Adriana Gonzales (Anthropology, Comparative Race and Ethnic Studies, 2021)

Boren Scholars:

  • Peter Bound (History, 2021), French, Senegal
  • Araxie Cass (Creative Writing, 2021), Armenian, Armenia
  • Mary Imperiale (East Asian Languages and Civilizations, 2020), Mandarin, Taiwan
  • Sedef Ishaque (Political Science, 2020), Urdu, India
  • Sophia Kierstead (Political Science, 2020), Urdu, India
  • Geoff LaMear (Political Science, 2020), Arabic, Jordan
  • Andres Leland (Anthropology, 2020), Arabic, Morocco
  • Laura Parker (Environmental and Urban Studies, 2020), Mandarin, China
  • Roman Ruiz (Public Policy Studies, 2020), Mandarin, Taiwan
  • Reema Saleh (Public Policy Studies, 2020), Arabic, Jordan

        Named Alternate:

  • Shelby Senger (Global Studies, 2020), Russian, Latvia

Carnegie Endowment James C. Gaither Fellow: 

  • Katrina Keegan (Russian and East European Studies, English Literature, 2020), Declined

Critical Language Scholars:

  • Trent Carson (Common Year, 2021), Swahili, Scholar
  • Andres Leland (Anthropology, 2020), Arabic, Scholar 
  • Armando Pizano (Economics, 2022), Portuguese, Scholar                                         
  • Elaine Zhang (Common Year, 2022), Russian, Scholar

       Named Alternates:

  • John Buterbaugh (Political Science, 2022), Arabic
  • Julia Gerdin (History, 2021), Chinese 
  • Estrella Hernandez (Common Year, 2023), Chinese
  • Peter Salgado (Common Year, 2023), Russian
  • Anastasia Wood (Common Year, 2022), Russian

DAAD RISE Scholars: 

  • Daniel Yong (Biological Sciences, 2021), Universität zu Lübeck
  • Michelle Nguyen (Biological Chemistry, 2022), Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena
  • Felipe Martins (Physics, Mathematics, 2021), Technische Universität Berlin
  • Viraj Manwadkar (Astrophysics, 2022), Technische Universität Dresden
  • Lisa Lin (Physics, 2021), Forschungszentrum Jülich

DAAD Study Scholar

  • Benjamin Andrew (Philosophy, 2019), MA in Logic and the Philosophy of Science, LMU-Munich, Declined

Davis Projects for Peace Scholar: 

  • Anvita Ramachandran (Economics, Statistics, 2021), Project title: “e-KALVI: An Equal Footing Through Computer Education”, India

Emerson National Hunger Fellows: 

  • Lexie Holden (Political Science, Germanic Studies, 2020)
  • Katherine Blankinship (Linguistics, 2019)
  • Sara Maillacheruvu (English, South Asian Languages and Civilizations, 2018)

Fulbright Grantees: 

  • Lena Breda (History, 2020), Italy, Study/Research
  • Michelle Chong (Physics, History, 2020), Indonesia, English Teaching Assistantship
  • Conor Bulkeley-Crane (Fundamentals, 2020), Austria, Combined Award
  • Adelaide Duckett (Political Science, 2020), Estonia, English Teaching Assistantship
  • Isabel Garon (Neuroscience, 2020), Austria, Study/Research
  • Jake Greenspan (Fundamentals, 2019) Greece, English Teaching Assistantship
  • Chloe Hyman (History, 2020), Kosovo, English Teaching Assistantship
  • Woorin Jang (Computer Science, 2020), South Korea, English Teaching Assistantship
  • Katelyn Kasperian (Russian and East European Studies, History, 2019), Bulgaria, English Teaching Assistantship
  • Andres Leland (Anthropology, 2020), Morocco, Study/Research
  • Leena Lim (Chemistry, Biological Chemistry, 2020), South Korea, Study/Research
  • Yifan Mao (Neuroscience, Biological Sciences, 2020), Nigeria, Study/Research
  • Lauren Pankin (Romance Languages and Literatures, 2020), France, Fulbright Ecole Normale Superieure Paris-Saclay Study Award
  • Jessica Psahoulias (Neuroscience, 2020), Belgium, Study/Research
  • Elizabeth Smith (Law, Letters, & Society, AB 2019), South Korea, Study/Research
  • Natalie Tedards (Comparative Human Development, 2020), Italy, English Teaching Assistantship
  • Ann Chandler Tune (Latin American and Caribbean Studies, Psychology, 2020), Mexico, English Teaching Assistantship
  • Esther Wang (Biological Sciences, 2020), Taiwan, English Teaching Assistantship
  • Benjamin Weinstein (History, Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations, 2020), Morocco, English Teaching Assistantship
  • P.J. Wilkens (Mathematics, Molecular Engineering, 2020), Uzbekistan, English Teaching Assistantship

       Named Alternates:

  • Maya de Jonge (History, 2020), Named Alternate, Ecuador, English Teaching Assistantship
  • Juliette Hainline (Computer Science, 2020), Named Alternate, Senegal, Study/Research
  • Charlotte Hovland (Geophysical Sciences, Biological Sciences, 2020), Named Alternate, UK/Kent, Study/Research
  • Katrina Keegan (Russian and East European Studies, English Literature, 2020), Named Alternate, Kyrgyzstan, Study/Research
  • Morley Musick (Fundamentals, 2020), Named Alternate, Italy, English Teaching Assistantship
  • Yvette-Teresa Pribitkin (Public Policy Studies, 2020), Named Alternate, Spain, English Teaching Assistantship
  • Claire Ulmer (Political Science, 2020), Named Alternate, France, English Teaching Assistantship
  • Jacob Weiss (Public Policy Studies, 2020), Named Alternate, Sengal, English Teaching Assistantship
  • Calvin Wilder (Political Science, 2020), Named Alternate, Jordan, English Teaching Assistantship
  • Joshua Zakharov (Public Policy Studies, 2020), Named Alternate, Uzbekistan, English Teaching Assistantship

Gilman Scholars:

  • Alex Bisnath (Physics, 2022), France
  • Philomena Burger (Biological Sciences, 2021), Greece 
  • Janet Gao (Economics, 2021), Morocco
  • Laura Gutierrez (Biological Sciences, 2020), France
  • David Mendieta (Public Policy Studies, 2021), Italy
  • Aaliyah Muhammad (Anthropology, 2021), Senegal
  • Samantha Plante (Global Studies, 2021), Mexico

       Named Alternates:

  • Alexandra Fiorentino-Swinton (Sociology, 2022), United Kingdom
  • Eren Fitzgerald (History, 2022), Austria
  • Andrew Mandelstam (Economics, 2021), France

Goldwater Scholars:

  • Spencer Dembner (Mathematics, 2021)
  • Vennela Mannava (Chemistry, 2021)
  • Thomas Propson (Physics, 2021)

Humanity in Action Fellows:

  • Beth Awano (Sociology, 2021)
  • Stacie Reimann (Law, Letters, and Society, 2017)

Lincoln Academy Student Laureate

  • Shriram Chennakesavalu (Biological Chemistry, Computer Science, 2020)

National Institutes of Health Oxford-Cambridge Fellow: 

  • Emily Beltran (Biological Science, 2017)

National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellows: 

  • Sophie Arnold (Economics, 2018)
  • Sylvia Anne Cheever (Anthropology, 2018)
  • Albert Chen (Physics, Mathematics, 2020)
  • Michelle Chong (Physics, History, 2020)
  • Jeronimo Martinez Garcia Cors (Physics, 2019)
  • Lindsey Currier (Mathematics, Economics, 2018)
  • Samantha Dean (Statistics, 2018)
  • Marlin Damar Figgins (Mathematics, AUT19)
  • Raymond Han (Mathamtics, Economics, 2018)
  • Neeti Jain (Biological Sciences, 2016)
  • Justin Philip Lubin (Mathematics, Computer Science, 2020)
  • Sidney Mau (Physics, 2020)
  • Linsey Marie Nowack (HIPPS, Chemistry, 2019)
  • Katherine Reis (Psychology, Neuroscience, 2019)
  • Nivedina Sarma (Chemistry, 2020)
  • Claire Valva (Mathematics, Geophysical Sciences, 2020)
  • Maritha Wang (Chemistry, 2020)
  • An additional 11 College/UChicago alum received the NSF GRFP as graduate students at other institutions

       Honorable Mentions: 

  • Ruby An (Mathematics, Biological Sciences, 2017)
  • Rachel Brown (Biological Sciences, Chemistry, 2020)
  • Jasmine Kalia (Physics, 2020)
  • Benjamin Lyo (Physics, 2018)
  • Leron Perez (Molecular Engineering, 2020)
  • Shalma Wegsman (Mathematics, Physics, 2020)
  • Stephanie Williams (Neuroscience, 2018)
  • An additional 10 College/UChicago alum were named as NSF Honorable Mentions as graduate students at other institutions

Payne Fellow: 

  • Zach Wehrli (Political Science, 2018)

Schwarzman Scholar:

Think Swiss Scholar 

  • Ananya Karanam (Physics, 2022)

Truman Scholars:

  • Kristen Busch (Economics, 2021)
  • Rodrigo Estrada (Political Science, Economics, 2021)

US Teaching Assistantship in Austria Grantee:

  • Conor Bulkeley-Crane (Fundamentals, 2020)

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