The Fellowships Program based in the Lazarus Center for Career Development supports students who apply for a wide range of fellowships and competitive awards. This year, about 60 students and alumnae have applied for 27 separate awards, several still waiting for the outcomes of their applications.
Six current students were nominated for graduate fellowships, including Beinecke, Marshall, and Truman. Five juniors were nominated for the Goldwater Scholarship and Udall Scholarships. Six sophomore STEM Posse students applied and four were finalists for the Jeff Ubben Posse Award, a completion designed to encourage academically excellent students to articulate their leadership skills and ambitions. Both of Smith’s nominees for the Carnegie Junior Fellowship, a highly competitive opportunity to work with top researchers on international policy, were interviewed as finalists. Two seniors reached the finalist stage in the Lead for America Fellowship competition. Congratulations to each student who took the important step of applying for a competitive award, with a special shout out to the individuals who reached the finalist stage of their competitions.
Awardees to date:
- All four of Smith College’s nominees for the Goldwater Scholarship received this prestigious award: Olivia Cooper ’20, double major in Astronomy and Physics; Mackenzie Litz ’20, double major in Biological Sciences and Physics; Juliette Saux ’20, Geosciences major; and Eve Xu ’20, double major in Chemistry and Physics.
- Khulood Fahim ’19, double major in Government and Comparative Literature, was awarded a James C. Gaither Junior Fellowship in the Middle East Program at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace for 2019-2020.
- Madeline Fraser ’19, double major in History and German Studies, was awarded a USTA Austria teaching fellowship (declined to accept a Fulbright research fellowship in Germany).
- Larissa Holland ’20, Environmental Sciences & Policy major, was awarded the highly competitive and prestigious Udall Scholarship, which recognizes students who – like Larissa – plan careers related to the environment, or careers in Native American tribal public policy or health care.
- Leigh Johnston ’18, Sociology major currently a Fulbright ETA in Taiwan, was awarded a NYU Shanghai Writing and Speaking Fellowship for 2019-20.
- Ha Phuong Le ’19, Engineering, was awarded a DAAD Study Scholarship to complete a masters program in Germany 2019-2021 (declined to accept a place in a US master’s program).
- Hafsa Mire ’19, Biochemistry major and AEMES Scholar, and Emely Tejada Jaquez ’20, Biochemistry major and STEM Posse Scholar, have been awarded HHMI EXROP Capstone Fellowships. Hafsa and Emely will do research next summer at MIT and Rice University respectively.
- Maria Moscoso ’15, Economics major, was awarded a 2019 Thomas R. Pickering Foreign Affairs Fellowship.
- Three recent Smith graduates were offered NSF Graduate Research Fellowship awards: Maddy Meadows-McDonnell ’18, a Biology and Environmental Sciences & Policy double major; Jane Weinstock ’16. a Geosciences and Biology double major; and Ziqiu Zhang ’18, a Geosciences major.
- Seven graduating seniors and recent alumnae have been offered TAPIF (Teaching Assistant Program in France) Program awards: Madigan Drummond ’18; Lia Minonne ’19; Karla Peña ’19; Anna Quintanilla ’19; Brynn Sibley ’19; Sophie Smith ’18 (declined to take up a Fulbright ETA); Ray Van Huizen ’19 (declined).
- And check out the 2018-19 Fulbright Fellowships good news!
Congratulations to all awardees. Thank you to each and every member of the Smith College community who supported all of our applicants and awardees!