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Bridging the digital divide: Jane Drinkwater, 2024 Truman Scholar

By Rebecca Tarbet May 30, 2024 02:02 PM
Jane Drinkwater is an example of Brigham Young University’s aim to prepare students for “lifelong learning and service.”

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Meet the seven BYU students chosen as semi-finalists for Fulbright scholarships

By Rebecca Tarbet May 02, 2024 11:30 AM
From Tajikistan to Ecuador, Brigham Young University students have been making connections with individuals across the globe through Fulbright grants. The Fulbright U.S. Student Program awards funds to complete a graduate degree, conduct an independent research project, or teach English abroad. Through this scholarship, BYU students have a unique opportunity to “go forth and serve” aligning with the Fulbright mission to connect people and connect nations.

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Go Forth to Serve: BYU’s 2023 Fulbright Scholarship Recipients

November 30, 2023 01:45 PM
The chance to travel to a foreign country can be life-changing. This year, two recent Brigham Young University graduates were selected for such an opportunity by the Fulbright U.S. Student Program. Each embarked on a 10-month international excursion to expand their academic horizons and strengthen ties between the U.S. and other nations. Ben Stone, a bioinformatics graduate, is the recipient of a Fulbright Study/Research Award and is living in Estonia. John McHenry, who graduated in Middle East studies/Arabic, was chosen for a Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship and is living in Tajikistan.

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Building Better Businesses in Latin America: Juan Camargo, Schwarzman Scholarship Finalist

November 30, 2023 12:56 PM
Juan Camargo, a Brigham Young University alum, is on a mission to build better businesses. From Bucaramanga, Colombia, Camargo was born to entrepreneur parents and has dedicated his career to improving business by supporting small-business entrepreneurs in Latin America. For his efforts, Camargo was recognized as a finalist for the Schwarzman Scholarship, a prestigious award for a fully-funded one-year master’s in global affairs at Beijing’s Tsinghua University.

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Meet the 2023 BYU Fulbright Semi-Finalists

September 14, 2023 03:17 PM
Ten Brigham Young University students and alumni were chosen as semi-finalists for the 2023-2024 Fulbright U.S. Student Program, sponsored by the U.S. State Department and the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board. This prestigious scholarship offers recipients funding for a year of graduate study, research, or English teaching in one of over 140 countries, with the goal of promoting international goodwill.

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Caitlin Silva Selected as a 2023 Knight-Hennessy Finalist

July 20, 2023 01:32 PM
Caitlin Silva, an April 2023 graduate of Brigham Young University, was selected as a finalist for the Knight-Hennessy Scholarship at Stanford University. Each year, the Knight-Hennessy Scholarship grants funding for a select, multidisciplinary group of graduate students with the aim of preparing them to be visionary, collaborative, and courageous leaders who give attention to the world’s complicated challenges.

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Carnegie Endowment for International Peace Selects Brigham Young University Student for One-Year Fellowship

June 14, 2023 03:05 PM
After considering hundreds of candidates, the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace in Washington, D.C. chose Andrew Bonney as one of 14 members for the 2023 James C. Gaither Junior Fellows Program. Bonney is a recent graduate in Middle East studies/Arabic at Brigham Young University. Beginning in September, he will spend a year working in Washington, D.C. as a salaried research assistant to the Carnegie Endowment’s senior scholars.

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How Positive Collaboration Drives Learning and Service: Adam Johnson, Brigham Young University Student, Selected as 2023 Truman Scholar

April 28, 2023 02:55 PM
Adam Johnson’s passion to help make the world a better place started even before he came to Brigham Young University. In fact, his passion to make a positive impact was just one of the many reasons Johnson was selected as a 2023 Truman Scholar. Johnson, an Honors Program student, was informed of this achievement by President Worthen and President-Elect Reese on April 10, 2023. This accomplishment of becoming a 2023 Truman Scholar marks the third consecutive year a Truman Scholar was selected from BYU.

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The Journey of Becoming — You Hit Submit! Winter 2023

April 05, 2023 11:01 AM
After months of applying, writing essays, strategizing, and interviewing, students are recognized for their dedication at Brigham Young University’s “You Hit Submit” event. At “You Hit Submit,” faculty and staff join students in celebrating their applications to prestigious, national scholarships that may take them across the world. Though all share strong dedication, these students come from various majors, some of which include geospatial intelligence, applied English linguistics, public health promotion, political science, and Middle East studies.

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Celebrating the Process of Hitting Submit

November 17, 2022 05:55 PM
A group of 25 Brigham Young University students have just hit “submit” in a big way. On October 14, these students met to celebrate their submitted applications to national and global scholarships. The Office of National Scholarships and Prestigious Fellowships and the Kennedy Center together organized a dinner to recognize applicants to the Fulbright U.S. Student Program, the Rhodes Scholarship, the Knight-Hennessy Scholars, and the Marshall Scholarship.

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Awards season 2022: BYU students reap scholarships, first-place finishes

By Tyler Stahle July 06, 2022 02:07 PM
BYU students continue to make an impact in various fields of study – and they’ve got the hardware, awards and scholarships to prove it.

BYU Master’s Student Isabella Errigo Awarded the 2022 Fulbright Research Grant

June 30, 2022 01:58 PM
When Isabella Errigo learned she was awarded a prestigious 2022 Fulbright Research Grant, she felt stunned. For several days, Errigo double-checked the award letter to make sure she read it correctly. The news has begun to sink in, and she is excited to travel to Ecuador to build on her master’s research about the impact of land use on aquatic systems. Errigo is a 2020 Honors Program graduate and is finishing her master’s degree in environmental science and sustainability from the Department of Plant and Wildlife Sciences at Brigham Young University.

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Brigham Young University’s Emily Quan Named 2022 Truman Scholar

May 20, 2022 12:29 PM
Emily Quan, Brigham Young University Honors Program and computer engineering student, was recently named a 2022 Truman Scholar. In April, President Kevin J Worthen informed Quan she was chosen from among 705 nominees representing 275 colleges and universities. Only 58 recipients nationwide were chosen. Her achievement marks the second consecutive year a BYU student received a Truman Scholarship. 

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Emily Quan Selected as the 2022 Truman Scholarship Finalist

April 06, 2022 12:16 PM
Emily Quan, a Brigham Young University Honors Program student and computer engineering major, has been selected as a 2022 Truman Scholarship Finalist. The Truman Scholarship awards $30,000 to each of approximately 50 juniors throughout the country who demonstrate superior academic ability, exceptional leadership, and a strong record of service. This scholarship is the premier graduate fellowship in the United States for those pursuing careers as public service leaders.

As a Truman Scholarship Finalist, Emily recently interviewed with a panel from the Truman Foundation and will find out if she is a recipient in the coming weeks.

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Meet the 2022 BYU Fulbright Semi-Finalists

March 31, 2022 04:04 PM
Six Brigham Young University students and alumni are semi-finalists for the 2022-23 Fulbright U.S. Student Program. Sponsored by the U.S. Department of State and the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board, the Fulbright Program offers funding to graduates for a year of graduate study, research, or English teaching in over 140 countries with the goal to promote international goodwill.

Meet five out of the six BYU Fulbright semi-finalists.

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Fulbright Day 2022

March 17, 2022 02:44 PM
Come learn about the Fulbright U.S. Student Program on BYU Fulbright Day! A representative from the national Fulbright Foundation will be on campus to discuss the program and answer questions. The Fulbright program offers over 2,200 fully-funded awards each year in 140+ countries around the world for graduate study, research, or to teach English for a year.

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You Hit Submit! Fall 2021

November 23, 2021 03:22 PM
With fall semester comes the deadline for some of the world’s most competitive scholarships. On October 13, 2021, Brigham Young University's Office of Prestigious Scholarships and the Kennedy Center hosted a dinner to recognize the accomplishments of BYU students and alumni who hit submit on their applications to these scholarships.

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Brigham Young University’s Rachel Miner Named 2021 Truman Scholar

April 15, 2021 03:17 PM
Brigham Young University junior and Honors student, Rachel Miner, has been named a 2021 Truman Scholar. She is one of 62 new Truman Scholars this year chosen from a record 845 nominations from more than 320 colleges and universities.

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Junior at Brigham Young University Selected as 2021 Truman Finalist

March 29, 2021 02:12 PM
Brigham Young University junior Rachel Miner has recently been selected as a 2021 Truman Scholarship Finalist. The Truman Scholarship is the premier graduate fellowship in the United States for those pursuing careers as public service leaders.

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Three BYU Students named Fulbright U.S. Student Program semi-finalists

February 13, 2021 02:41 PM
PROVO, Utah—February 12, 2021—Three Brigham Young University students and alumni are semi-finalists for the 2021-2022 Fulbright U.S. Student Program. Sponsored by the U.S. Department of State and the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board, the Fulbright Program offers recent graduates and graduate students opportunities for research, study and English teaching in over 140 countries. The goal of the scholarship is to promote international goodwill. The semi-finalists are listed below with their name, host country, grant type and project description.

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