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2021 Fellowship Recipients

2021 Astronaut Scholarship The Astronaut Scholarship Foundation was established in 1984 as the Mercury Seven Foundation by the six surviving members of America’s original Mercury Seven astronauts. This year ASF has awarded 60 scholarships to students from 44 different universities across the nation. Astronaut Scholarships are awarded to students in their junior and senior year of college studying science, technology, engineering, or …

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2020 Fellowship Recipients

2020 Astronaut Scholarship Recipient Zane Durante is a rising senior pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and a Bachelor of Arts in Applied and Computational Mathematics. Eager to dive into artificial intelligence projects at USC, Zane joined the Center for AI in Society, Student Branch (CAIS++) in the fall of his freshman year. His first completed project used machine …

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2019 Fellowship Recipients

2019 Astronaut Scholarship Recipient Zane Durante is a rising junior pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and a Bachelor of Arts in Applied and Computational Mathematics. As a part of this honor, scholars receive up to a $10,000 award; expense paid trip to Washington, D.C. for the “Innovators Gala”; mentoring by an Astronaut Scholar alumni, C-suite executive, or astronaut; …

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2018 Fellowship Recipients

2018 Astronaut Scholarship Recipient Nina Singh is a rising senior pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Engineering and was selected for a 2018/2019 Astronaut Scholarship. She previously won the Astronaut Scholarship for the 2017/2018 academic year. As a part of this honor, scholars receive up to a $10,000 award; expense paid trip to Washington, D.C. for the “Innovators Gala”; mentoring by …

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2017 Fellowship Recipients

2017 Boren Scholarship Recipients Caroline Chen is pursuing a Bachelor of Arts in both International Relations and Political Economy with a minor in Business Finance.  She will spend the 2017-2018 academic year studying Mandarin in China as a Boren Scholar. Edith Conn is pursuing a Bachelor of Arts in both International Relations and East Asian Languages and Cultures. She will spend 2017-2018 …

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2016 Fellowship Recipients

2016 Boren Scholarship Recipients This year, the Institute of International Education, which administers the awards on behalf of NSEP, received 820 applications from undergraduate students for the Boren Scholarship and 165 were awarded. Samantha Archie is pursuing a Bachelor of Arts in International Relations and the Global Economy.  Samantha will study in Tanzania on the Boren Scholarship African Flagship Languages Initiative. Vivian Le is pursuing …

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2015 Fellowship Recipients

2015 Boren Fellowship Recipients (Graduate) Boren Fellowships provide up to $30,000 to U.S. graduate students to add an important international and language component to their graduate education through specialization in area study, language study, or increased language proficiency. Boren Fellowships support study and research in areas of the world that are critical to U.S. interests, including Africa, Asia, Central & …

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2014 Fellowship Recipients

2014 Boren Scholarship Recipients Boren Scholarships are funded by the National Security Education Program, which focuses on geographic areas, languages, and fields of study deemed critical to U.S. national security and the challenges of global society, including sustainable development, environmental degradation, global disease and hunger, population growth and migration, and economic competitiveness. Scholars are selected on the basis of merit …

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2013 Fellowship Recipients

2013 Boren Scholarship Recipients Jason Finkelstein is one of 161 students selected out of 947 students for the 2013 National Security Education Program (NSEP) Boren Scholarship. Through the Boren Scholarship, Jason will be studying Russian at the Irkutsk State Linguistic University in the summer and at St. Petersburg State University in the fall.Jason is a sophomore majoring in International Relations and …

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2012 Fellowship Recipients

2012 Boren Fellowships Recipients Heather Ashby is a fourth year doctoral student in the History. She plans to use the Boren Fellowship to study Russian and conduct research for her dissertation on the impact of Woodrow Wilson and Vladimir Lenin’s ideas of self-determination on people in Asia, Africa, and the Americas. In Moscow, Heather will examine Soviet documents about Third World …

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2011 Fellowship Recipients

2011 Churchill Scholarship Recipients Each year the Winston Churchill Foundation awards fourteen scholarship to American university students, offering them the opportunity to study for one year at the University of Cambridge, with tuition, travel and living expenses paid. Churchill Scholars demonstrate outstanding academic achievement, and the potential to contribute to the advancement of knowledge by pursuing original, creative work in …

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2010 Fellowship Recipients

2010 Carnegie Junior Fellows Program Recipients David Livingston is a USC alumnus with a degree in international relations who will tackle energy, climate change and other environmental issues during his research fellowship in Washington D.C. 2010 Critical Language Scholarship Recipients Amy Herrmann studied Arabic in Tangier, Morocco.Kenneth Provencher studied Japanese in Kyoto, Japan.Michael Scott studied Arabic in Alexandria, Egypt.Ken Sofer studied Arabic in Amman, Jordan. …

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2009 Fellowship Recipients

2009 Boren Scholarship Recipients (Undergraduate) Brandon Miliate – Major: International Relations, Minor: Gender Studies; Country of Study: Mongolia 2009 Boren Fellowship Recipients (Graduate) Roozbeh B. Baker – USC Program: Ph.D. Political Science/International Relations; Countries of Study: Bosnia-Herzegovina and Serbia 2009 Critical Language Scholarship Recipients Terah De Jong studied Urdu in Lucknow, India. Lorena Sanchez studied Turkish in Izmir, Turkey. 2009 Fulbright U.S. Student Program Grant Recipients …

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2008 Fellowship Recipients

2008 Boren Fellowship Recipients (Graduate) Shauna Dillavou – Program: Masters of Planning 2008 Critical Language Scholarship Recipients Eric Christensen studied Russian in Tomsk, Russia. Rebecca Loewenstein studied Chinese in Harbin, China. Zlatina Sandalska studied Russian in Tomsk, Russia. Meher Talib studied Arabic in Tangier, Morocco. Michelle Ward studied Korean in Suwon, South Korea. 2008 Fulbright U.S. Student Program Grant Recipients Ainsley Breault will complete her Bachelor of Arts …

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2007 Fellowship Recipients

2007 Boren Scholarship Recipients Doreen Grosvirt-DramenEconomics/International Relations MajorThe National Security Education Program seeks to enhance U.S. understanding of foreign cultures, strengthen economic competitiveness, and ensure national security by fully funding students to enter a study abroad program outside of Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and Western Europe with intent to learn a new language. Doreen will spend an academic year in …