Fellowships Awarded

More than 100 Columbia College students and alumni were awarded fellowships in 2013–2014. These included 10 Fulbright Grant winners, 15 National Science Foundation recipients and one Goldwater Scholarship recipient. Students received fellowships to work and study at Columbia and around the world. Only Columbia College recipients are listed.

Columbia Undergraduate Fellowships

Class of 1939 Summer Research Fellowship

Established in 1990 by the Class of 1939 in honor of the 50th anniversary of its graduation, this fellowship is [hto students pursuing independent research or work in ongoing laboratory projects during the summer. The fellowship grants students the opportunity to pursue their intellectual goals, gain valuable research experience and cultivate stronger relationships with faculty members.

  • Brendan J. Donley ’15
  • Luke J. Foster ’15
  • David B. Froomkin ’15
  • Grant M. Gutierrez ’15
  • Joseph V. Lee ’15
  • Elora H. Lopez ’15
  • Quitze Valenzuela-Stookey ’15
  • Estefania Y. Chavez ’16
  • Yekaterina Kovalyova ’16
  • Nicolas Sambor ’16

Columbia University Presidential Global Fellowship

The Presidential Global Fellowship program, funded by a grant from President Lee C. Bollinger, offers select first-years the opportunity to enrich their education with an international component during the summer between their first and second years.

  • Evan T. Clinton ’17
  • Mennallah Elsayed ’17
  • Wina Huang ’17
  • Elena M. Klein ’17
  • Katherine R. McMahon ’17
  • Margaret E. Self ’17
  • Amanda Song ’17
  • Jessica Swanson ’17
  • Monique J. Williams ’17

Edwin Robbins Academic Research and Public Service Fellowship

Established in 1991 by Edwin Robbins ’53, LAW’55, P: LAW’88, this fellowship is designed to encourage Columbia College students to pursue careers in teaching, academic research or public service. A summer stipend is provided to four students who wish to engage in historical or political science research, or to participate in an internship with a governmental office, agency or other public service organization.

  • Jordan B. Freisleben ’15
  • Noah D. Morgenstein ’15
  • Julian B. Noisecat ’15
  • James V. Rodrigues ’15

The Herbert Deresiewicz Summer Research Fellowship

Established in 2011 by Robert Leslie Deresiewicz ’79, P: ’13, ’16, this fellowship provides the opportunity for a Columbia College student to engage in full-time laboratory research on the Morningside Heights campus in biological sciences, biomedical engineering, chemistry or chemical engineering.

  • Annie J. Lin ’15

Kenneth Cole Community Engagement Fellows

The Kenneth Cole Community Engagement Program incorporates a unique combination of academic coursework and co-curricular programming. Students selected for the program hone competencies in the core areas of vision, community partnering, community understanding, leadership, information sharing, initiative, conceptual mapping, and listening and understanding.

  • Beulah I. Agbabiaka ’15
  • Joo Hyun (Kate) Lee ’15
  • Tanika S. Lynch ’15
  • Heather B. Akumiah ’16
  • Lucero C. Jorge ’16
  • Eleanor Kirk ’16
  • Benjamin J. Kornick ’16
  • Sharon Liao ’16
  • Bill Nguyen ’16
  • Fabiola Urdaneta ’16

Phyllis Stevens Sharp Fellowship in American Politics

Established in 2005 by Donald E. Sharp GSAS’59, P: ’79, GSAS’82 and John Stevens Sharp ’79, GSAS’82 in honor of Phyllis Stevens Sharp P: ’79, GSAS’82, this fellowship is awarded to political science students to support research in American politics or policymaking or otherwise uncompensated internships in a government office, agency or other organization serving the public.

  • Gregory G. Graff ’15
  • Morgan E. Romey ’15

Richard and Brooke Kamin Rapaport Summer Music Performance Fellowship

Established in 1993 by Brooke Kamin Rapaport and Richard A. Rapaport ’69, this music fellowship is awarded to Columbia College students who are particularly gifted in musical performance, composition or conducting.

  • Corinna D. Boylan ’15
  • Nathan Chan ’15
  • Elias I. Dagher ’15
  • Julia E. Danitz ’15
  • Hannah R. Gorman ’15
  • Vicente Hansen ’15
  • Javier Llaca ’15
  • Madeleine Tucker ’15
  • Fifi Zhang ’15
  • Yujin R. Ariza ’16
  • Fernanda N. Douglas ’16
  • Annalise M. Perricone ’16
  • Paul A. Bloom ’17
  • Samantha Bottom-Tanzer ’17
  • Hannah M. Murphy ’17
  • Yong A. Murray ’17
  • Kaitlin H. Pet ’17

Richard Lewis Kohn Travelling Fellowship

Established in 1959 in memory of Richard Lewis Kohn ’60, this fellowship is awarded annually to a well-qualified student to supplement work with study during junior year in Great Britain.

  • Maris B. Hubbard ’16

Richmond B. Williams Travelling Fellowship

Established in 1988 through a bequest from the estate of Richmond B. Williams ’25, JRN’25, this fellowship is awarded annually to Columbia College juniors majoring in English for summer research requiring travel.

  • Catherine Chen ’15
  • Brendan J. Donley ’15
  • Luke J. Foster ’15
  • Joseph V. Lee ’15
  • Michael L. Menna ’15

The Sands Family Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship

Established in 2013 by Maxine and Stephen H. Sands P: ’14, this fellowship supports students chosen to participate in a special research opportunity in a program of cooperation between Columbia College and the Columbia University Medical Center.

  • Anna M. Scipioni ’14
  • Anjali P. Doshi ’16
  • Shea S. Jendrusina ’16
  • Sarah R. Kellner ’16
  • Vedika Kumar ’16
  • Kevin Liu ’16

Sanford S. Parker Summer Research Fellowship

Established in 1980 in memory of Sanford S. Parker ’37, this fellowship is awarded to rising Columbia College seniors majoring in economics and preparing to undertake independent research.

  • Meir A. Brooks ’15
  • Laura P. Fritsch ’15
  • Noah D. Morgenstein ’15
  • Miryung Yang ’15
  • Nicolas Sambor ’16

Solomon and Seymour Fisher Civil Liberties Fellowship

Established in 1989 by Solomon Fisher ’36, LAW’38, P: ’62, GSAS’68 and Seymour Fisher ’45, this fellowship is awarded annually to a Columbia College student to work during the summer in the Legal Department of the American Civil Liberties Union National Office in New York City.

  • Sejal Singh ’15
  • Sahng-Ah Yoo ’15

Columbia College Post-Graduate Fellowships

Euretta J. Kellett Fellowship

Established in 1932 through a bequest from the estate of Euretta Jane Schlegel, this fellowship provides two consecutive years of study at Oxford University or Cambridge University for two Columbia College seniors who have shown exceptional proficiency in the study of liberal arts.

  • Anabel G. Bacon ’14
  • Bernardo D. Sarmiento Hinojosa ’14

Harry J. Carman Fellowship

Established in 1949 in honor of Dean Harry J. Carman GSAS 1919, this fellowship is awarded annually for advanced study to a Columbia College senior who exhibits intellectual promise.

  • Juan J. Grana ’14

Henry Evans Travelling Fellowship

Established in 1928 by Mrs. Henry Evans in memory of her husband, Henry Evans 1881, this prize is awarded annually to seniors who are planning to undertake a creative research project that requires travel.

  • Hwei R. Ong ’14
  • Marial Quezada ’14

Holthusen-Schindler Scholarship

Established in 2001 through a bequest from the estate of Lenore Holthusen GS’51 in memory of her husband, Henry Holthusen 1915, LAW 1917, this scholarship provides financial support to current seniors and alumni with financial need who are continuing their education at the Law School.

  • Claire M. Blakey ’09
  • Ashley C. Lherisson ’12
  • Gena R. Miller ’09

Jarvis and Constance Doctorow Fellowship

Established in 2005 by Jarvis and Constance Doctorow, this fellowship is awarded annually to a senior for study at St. Edmund Hall, Oxford University.

  • Yilin Chen ’14

External Undergraduate Fellowships

Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship

Established by Congress in 1986 to honor Sen. Barry Goldwater, who served his country for 56 years as a soldier and statesman, including 30 years of service in the U.S. Senate, the Barry Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Program awards scholarships to college students who intend to pursue careers in science, mathematics and engineering.

  • Samuel Zeng ’15
  • Honorable Mention: Kun Leng ’15

Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship

The Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program offers grants for U.S. undergraduates to pursue academic studies abroad with the goal of helping them prepare to assume significant roles in an increasingly global economy and interdependent world.

  • Demarttice B. Tunstall ’15
  • Annette E. Finnegan ’17

Critical Language Scholarship

Sponsored by the U.S. Department of State Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, the Critical Language Scholarship Program offers fully-funded intensive summer language institutes for U.S. university students in 13 critical foreign languages.

  • David P. Van Winkle ’14
  • Alyssa Menz ’15
  • Chloe H. Walton ’16

Josephine De Karman Fellowship

Established in 1954 by Dr. Theodore Von Karman, an aeronautics expert and teacher and the first director of the Guggenheim Aeronautical Laboratory at the California Institute of Technology, in memory of his sister, Josephine, who passed away in 1951, this fellowship is awarded to students with exceptional recommendations and grades plus a compelling record of research or scholarship. The purpose of this fellowship program is to recognize and assist students whose scholastic achievements reflect Professor Von Karman’s high standards.

  • Nilay Kumar ’15

Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship

The Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship Program provides valuable research training, faculty mentorship and financial support for undergraduates who wish to pursue a Ph.D. and a career in the professoriate, and whose intellectual and social commitments embody those of the late Dr. Benjamin Mays.

  • Ashley M. Casiello ’16
  • Lorenzo A. Gibson ’16
  • Isabel Iturrios-Fourzan ’16
  • Elan H. Pochedley ’16

Public Policy and International Affairs Fellowship

The Public Policy and International Affairs Fellowship is awarded to rising seniors from diverse backgrounds who intend to pursue a master’s in public policy, public administration and/or international affairs. It provides for tuition and a stipend for participation in the Junior Summer Institute, plus tuition for the recipient’s graduate school.

  • Érida A. Tosini-Corea ’15

Robert L. Bartley Fellowship

Established in 2006 in memory of Robert L. Bartley, editor of the Editorial Page of The Wall Street Journal, this fellowship is awarded to as many as five young thinkers and writers whose views are broadly consistent with Bartley’s philosophy and who aspire to careers in journalism.

  • Jessica A. Eaton ’14

Turkish Coalition of America Study Abroad in Turkey Scholarship

The Turkish Coalition of America offers Study Abroad in Turkey Scholarships to American undergraduate and graduate students who have been accepted into study abroad programs at universities in Turkey, the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus or Bosnia and Herzegovina.

  • Halima-Rakiya W. Gikandi ’16

External Post-Graduate Fellowships

Carnegie Endowment for International Peace Junior Fellowship

The endowment offers 10–12 one-year fellowships to uniquely qualified seniors who then work as research assistants to the endowment’s senior associates.

  • Catherine E. Bentivoglio ’13

City Hall Fellowship

The City Hall Fellows program is designed for seniors or recent graduates who are expected to possess the following characteristics: academic achievement, written and oral communication skills, leadership potential and ability, dedication to public service and an entrepreneurial spirit appropriate for participating in a growing program. Recipients work for one year in a partner city, where they are placed in a single city office working directly for a senior-level city official as a full-time staffer.

  • David Papas ’11

Ella Lyman Cabot Trust Grant

The Ella Lyman Cabot Trust awards grants to seniors with charitable, religious, artistic, educational and scientific projects that promote the good of others.

  • Shamm H. Petros ’14

Fulbright U.S. Student Program Grant

Sponsored by the U.S. Department of State Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, the Fulbright Program provides funding for students, scholars, teachers and professionals to undertake graduate study, advanced research, university teaching and teaching in elementary and secondary schools.

  • Jerome J. Ellis ’11
  • Pavitra Mehta ’11
  • Kelicia Hollis ’12
  • Jennifer Schiff ’12
  • Matthew J. Arciniega ’14
  • Emiliano D. Delgado ’14
  • Jacob F. Goldwasser ’14
  • Sahrula Kubie ’14
  • Samuel B. Walker ’14

Gates-Cambridge Scholarship

The Gates-Cambridge Scholarship is awarded to seniors who have achieved academic excellence, are a good fit with Cambridge University, have leadership potential and are committed to working for the greater good. The program aims to build a global network of future leaders committed to improving the lives of others.

  • Amirah N. Sequeira ’12
  • Evelyn J. Jagoda ’14

George J. Mitchell Scholarship

The Mitchell Scholarship aims to introduce future American leaders to Ireland while recognizing and fostering their intellectual achievement, leadership and commitment to community and public service. Up to 12 Mitchell Scholars are chosen annually for one year of postgraduate study in any discipline offered by institutions of higher learning in Ireland and Northern Ireland.

  • Lillian Jin ’13

Humanity in Action Fellowship

The Humanity in Action Fellowship brings together international groups of college students and recent graduates during the summer in several European cities to explore national histories of discrimination and resistance, as well as examples of issues affecting minority groups today.

  • Abbee B. Cox ’14

National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship

The oldest graduate fellowship of its kind, the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students in science, technology, engineering and mathematics disciplines who are pursuing research-based master’s and doctoral degrees at accredited U.S. institutions.

  • Jami N. Jackson ’07
  • Geoffrey R. Aung ’08
  • Sara A. Lempart ’10
  • Emily J. Hernandez Goldstein ’11
  • Ilya Belopolski ’12
  • Jordan A. Hollarsmith ’12
  • Emlyn J. Resetarits ’12
  • Katherine Zee ’12
  • Julia Oktawiec ’13
  • Bryan A. Terrazas ’13
  • Maggie Tse ’13
  • Sebastian M. Vivancos ’13
  • Kira B. Whitehouse ’13
  • Jennet E. Dickinson ’14
  • Seokjoon Oh ’14

Oxford Pershing Square Graduate Scholarship

The Pershing Square Foundation awards up to five graduate scholarships per year to individuals committed to tackling social issues. The scholarship supports the full funding of tuition, college fees and living expenses associated with the M.B.A. year of Oxford University’s 1+1 MBA Programme.

  • Susan C. Altman ’04

Venture for America Fellowship

Established in 2012, the Venture for America Fellowship provides for two years of paid work experience with start-up or early stage companies in emerging cities across the United States.

  • Kevin Suy ’14
  • Spencer A. Wolfe ’14
  • Benjamin Z. Xue ’14