Philosophy Major Given Highest Honor

Ursinus sophomore Alex Niedmann was given the opportunity of a lifetime: the chance to study for a full year at the University of Edinburgh for the 2011-2012 academic term. The Philosophy major and Neuroscience minor was awarded the McFarland Scholarship from The St. Andrew’s Society of Philadelphia. The society awards five scholarships, including only one McFarland scholarship, for students to study at Aberdeen, Edinburgh, St. Andrews, and Glasgow, Universities in Scotland. Read More»


Biology Major Has Won Prestigious Math/Science Award

Ursinus College rising senior Jennifer C. Schrandt is the winner of a scholarship from the Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Foundation. A major in Biology, she is among 275 sophomore and junior scholarship winners for the 2011-2012 academic year.

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UC Named to Presidential Honor Roll for Service

Ursinus students have been recognized for community service. The Corporation for National and Community Service has honored Ursinus College with a place on the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll, for exemplary service to the communities it serves. Read More»


Jessica McIlhenny ’11 Wins Critical Language Scholarship

Jessica Mcllhenny 2011 has won the Critical Language Program Scholarship.  A program of the United States Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, the Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program offers intensive summer language institutes overseas in thirteen critical need foreign languages. Mcllhenny will travel to Washington D.C., for orientation and then to Turkey for two months of language classes. Read More»


English Major on Way to a Ph.D. With Prestigious Fellowship

Melissa Pankake learns from the past, but is excited about the future. An English major with a passion for the Medieval, Melissa, the recent Class of 2011 Valedictorian from Lebanon Pa, is headed to Princeton University with a prestigious graduate fellowship, one of two each year offered by the Council of Independent Colleges. She will pursue a Ph.D. in English with a concentration in medieval literature. Read More»


Merck Awards Shavonn Smith Competitive Scholarship


Shavonn Smith ’12
has been awarded the United Negro College Fund-Merck Undergraduate Science Research Scholarship. This competitive award includes up to $25,000 toward Smith’s senior year at UC. It includes an internship at Merck, with stipends totaling $10,000. Read More»


Two Seniors Receive Fulbright Awards

Ursinus seniors Ashley Green and Martina Dzuna have both received Fulbright awards that will allow them to explore international cultures and further their academic study. The prestigious Fulbright program distributes just 1,600 awards to U.S. students annually.  Read More»


Professor Dale Cameron Wins Prestigious Science Award

Dr. Cameron, who earned his Ph.D., at the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia, is now celebrating a $35,000 grant by the Research Corporation for Science Advancement to support his continued research in yeast prions. The prestigious Cottrell College Science Award,  is designed to fund cutting-edge research for early career scientists who work with undergraduate students.  Read More»


International Relations Major Whitney Mayer ’12 to Live in China

A seasoned traveler, Whitney Mayer 2012 has been to England, France, Wales, Ireland, Netherlands, and Belgium. And this summer the Pittsburgh native will add a new name to the growing list of nations she has the good fortune to explore. Mayer was recently awarded the Critical Language Scholarship through the U.S. State Department to study in China for the summer. She leaves in June. Read More»