David Martin, a rising sophomore from Selinsgrove, Pa., has been selected from a group of finalists for the incoming class of the Kemper Scholars Program. “It is an honor to be representing Ursinus in such a wonderful program,” says Martin, who is a double major in Mathematics and Business & Economics. Read More
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
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.
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
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
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
2010 Ursinus graduate Aakash K. Shah, of Cliffside Park, N.J. is Ursinus’s first Rhodes Scholar, it was announced by the Rhodes Trust. Shah is now in his first year at Harvard Medical School. Shah graduated in May with distinguished honors research in sociology and honors research in biology and neuroscience. He received bachelor’s degrees in Biology, Neuroscience and Inequality Studies, with minors in Chemistry and Sociology. Read More
Joshua Solomon 2008 is a graduate student at The University of Chicago’s East Asian Literatures and Civilizations Program. After graduation from Ursinus, Solomon was awarded a Fulbright Fellowship to study the history of a Japanese instrument called a Tsugaru-jamisen. He describes it as, “a kind of three-stringed Japanese banjo. Read More