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Loyola students awarded prestigious fellowships and scholarships

| By Nick Alexopulos

Undergraduate students at Loyola University Maryland across all current class years have recently won prestigious fellowships and scholarships from national organizations and Loyola-sponsored programs. The awardees are:

Christian Lewis, ’14

Christian won a Fulbright research grant to study how the ocean-produced gases dimethyl sulfide and isoprene affect atmospheric chemistry. He is Loyola University Maryland’s sixth student Fulbright scholar since 2009. A standalone story about Christian and his Fulbright is available here.

James Christopher, ’15, & Kelly Burchard, ’17
William Jefferson Clinton Scholarship

James and Kelly each won a William Jefferson Clinton Scholarship at the American University in Dubai. In partnership with the Clinton Presidential Foundation, the program provides American students an opportunity to expand their educational and cultural horizons by studying in the Arab world. Loyola students Nahal Sedegh, ’14, Vanessa Gailus, ’14, and Jonathan Berman, ’13, were all winners in previous years. 

Alexandra Billups, ’17, & Paeten Roseli, ’17
Ministry of Education Huayu Enrichment Scholarship

Alexandra and Paeten each won a Ministry of Education Huayu Enrichment Scholarship to study Mandarin Chinese in Taiwan this summer. The award is sponsored by the Taipei Economic and Cultural Representative’s Office in Washington, D.C.

Brandy Gotti, ’16, Mustafa Wahid, ’15, Carlos Amador, ’16, & Cassandra Cairns, ’16
Jennings Family International Summer Research Scholarship for Undergraduates

These four students each won a Jennings scholarship, which assists Loyola students whose socioeconomic circumstances and/or academic major requirements make it difficult to study abroad. The scholarships are made possible by a $25,000 gift to Loyola from Katherine and Larry E. Jennings, Jr., parents of a current Loyola student.

Angelica Puzio, ’15, Natalie Tsottles, ’16, Megan Kern, ’15, & Samantha Fazekas, ’15
National Fellowships Office Summer Research Grants

Each student was awarded a $1,000 grant to fund research or a creative activity in the field of his or her choice.

Lindsey Rennie, ’15, Jean Gillingham, ’16, & Teressa Capobianco, ’16
The President’s Writing Contest

These students each received $500 as an award for their outstanding essays in Loyola President Brian F. Linnane, S.J.,’s annual competition for sophomores and juniors. 

All of the students learned of the award opportunities and received guidance from Loyola’s national fellowships office and its director, Arthur Sutherland, Ph.D., associate professor of theology.

Additional Awards

Alanna McIntyre, '15
Beta Gamma Sigma Scholarship

Alanna, an accounting major, was named Loyola's Beta Gamma Sigma scholar for the 2014-15 academic year. She will receive $1,000 toward her tuition.

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