Students Win Global Grants, Fellowships, Scholarships

Posted: May 15, 2007 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

The honors for Mason students keep rolling in. With the end of the academic year at hand, various programs are releasing the names of students who have won competitive awards to further their studies, especially in global and international areas.

Three students were awarded Fulbright grants for the upcoming academic year.

  • Catarina Au, a graduate student in the School of Public Policy, will be researching policies concerning genetically modified crops in China.
  • Ryan Hubbard, BA ’06, a graduate student in philosophy, will study in Germany with a leading philosopher at the University of Frankfurt.
  • Ada Valaitis, a graduate student in literature in translation, will be working on a poetry translation project in Lithuania.

Three graduate students and one undergraduate were awarded National Security Education Program David Boren fellowships or scholarships to study critical needs languages, in addition to undertaking research in their disciplines during the upcoming academic year.

  • Vanessa N. Brown, a graduate student in conflict analysis and resolution, will study Arabic in Morocco.
  • Lindsay Irvine, a graduate student in economics, will study Arabic in Yemen.
  • Michael Morris, a government major, will study Turkish in Turkey.
  • Salome Tewelde, a graduate student in conflict analysis and resolution, will study Arabic in Syria.

Two students were awarded Council of American Overseas Research Centers /U.S. State Department-Funded Critical Needs Language Summer Scholarships.

  • Alexander Bucaj, a Russian studies major, will study Russian in Russia this summer.
  • Azita Ranjbar, a graduate student in public policy, will study Persian in Tajikistan.

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