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We're proud to recognize Lehigh students, alumni and faculty who have received competitive scholarships and fellowships.

2021-2022

Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship 

This grant program from the U.S. Department of State enables students of limited financial means to study or intern abroad.

  • Georgia Becker ’24, Spain
  • Amber Bierly ’25, France
  • Samantha Cardenas ’23, Netherlands
  • Alexa Couto ’25, United Kingdom
  • Alejandro Del Valle Valdez ’23, Switzerland
  • Grace Enriquez ’22, Switzerland
  • Bryce Erdman ’18, Germany
  • Ishan Gauro ’24, Spain
  • Delaney Gemmel ’24, Spain
  • Erik Glasthal ’19, Ireland
  • Rachelle Huh ’23, South Korea
  • Sumin Lim ’23, South Korea
  • Jennifer Liu ’23, Belgium
  • Daisy Lopez ’24, Spain
  • Zena Meighan ’24, Japan
  • Rehan Naeem ’23, Spain
  • Amelie Pankov ’24, France
  • Annie Seong ’24, Germany
  • Michael Stevanovich ’23, Colombia
  • Sabrina Trabish ’23, Netherlands
  • Cindy Tran ’24, South Korea
  • Jingwen Wei ’23, Japan
  • John Whitall ’24, Argentina
  • Joshua Yang ’22, South Korea
  • Ada Zheng ’25, Japan
  • Tiffany Zhu ’24, Italy
Boren Awards

This initiative of the Defense Language and National Security Education Office provides funding for U.S. students to study less commonly taught languages in world regions critical to U.S. interests.

  • Hiwot Demelash ’22, Ethiopia
  • Dan Rudiak ’23, Morocco*
  • Emma Santini ’22, Indonesia
Critical Language Scholarship

This program is part of the U.S. government’s efforts to increase the number of Americans who study languages essential to America’s engagement with the world.

  • Nicholas Masri ’23, Chinese
DAAD RISE Germany

Sponsored by the German Academic Exchange Service, or DAAD, RISE Germany offers summer research internships in Germany for undergraduate students from North America, Great Britain and Ireland.

  • Nina Cialone ’24 
  • Muhammed Delen ’24
  • Giavanna Gast ’24*
  • Lauryn Holgado ’24
  • Josie Koelsch ’23
FAIT Fellowship

Funded by the U.S. Department of State, the Foreign Affairs IT (FAIT) Fellowship helps individuals pursue a career in the Foreign Service by providing funding for an IT-related degree and additional education and professional development.

  • Andy Wu ’20
Fulbright U.S. Student Program

The Fulbright U.S. Student Program enables graduating college seniors, graduate students and young professionals to pursue graduate study, conduct research or teach English abroad, with the goal of improving intercultural relations and cultural diplomacy between the United States and other countries.

  • Nora Abbott ’22
  • Salma Elboute ’22, United Arab Emirates, Research 
  • John Kershner (Ph.D. candidate), Germany, Research
National Science Foundation Research Experiences for Undergraduates (NSF-REU)

The Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program supports active research participation by undergraduate students in the areas of research funded by the National Science Foundation.

  • Giavanna Gast ’24*, University of Maine
  • Cameron MacMahon ’22, Michigan State University
  • Eva Wolfe ’23, University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Will Yaeger ’24, Bigelow Lab for Ocean Sciences, Maine
Project GO

“Project Global Officer” is an initiative sponsored by the Defense Language and National Security Education Office that provides full scholarships for ROTC cadets to study critical languages.

  • Maura Campbell ’24*, Morocco (Arabic)
  • Sacha Joseph ’25, Jordan (Arabic)
  • Daniel Rudiak '23, Morocco or Oman
Ruhr Fellowship

Ruhr Fellows participate in an intercultural and language immersion program in the Ruhr Valley region of Germany, followed by an internship.

  • Maura Campbell ’24*
  • Xinyi Cui ’18, G’22

* Students who received multiple awards in 2021-2022.

2020-2021

  • Ari Ehrenfeucht '23, Defense Language and National Security Education Scholarship, Estonia, and the Critical Language Scholarship, Russian
  • Busara Hall '23, Gilman Scholarship, China and the Critical Language Scholarship, Mandarin
  • Philip Kaufinger '22, NSF-REU, Coe College
  • Josephine Koelsch '23, NSF-REU, North Carolina State University
  • Sophia Martino '24, NSF-REU, Temple's Pervasive Computing 
  • Nick Masri '23, Critical Language Scholarship, Mandarin
  • William Peracchio '21, Schwarzman Scholar, Tsinghua University, Beijing China
  • Dan Rudiak '23, Defense Language and National Security Education Scholarship, and the Critical Language Scholarship, Morocco
  • Zhanar Tostubayeva, G'22, Edmund S. Muskie Internship
  • Samuel Ward '22, NSF-REU, University of Nebraska
  • Alicia Zamudio '22, Gilman Scholarship, Denmark

2019-2020

  • Gabriela Alves '22, Gilman Scholarship, Spain
  • Kendra Beazer, Fulbright Scholarship, United States
  • Benjamin Brindle, NSF-REU, Worcester Polytechnic Institute for Industrial Mathematics and Statistics
  • Lynn Brownell '21, Gilman Scholarship, Ireland
  • Victoria Campbell '20, Gilman Scholarship, South Africa, Denmark, Argentina
  • Tracy Davis '20, Fulbright Roving Scholar, Norway
  • Ya Donkor '23, Gilman Scholarship, Japan
  • Steven Escobar-Mendez '22, Gilman Scholarship, Chile, Nepal, Jordan
  • Sharon Getsis '21, Gilman Scholarship, Czech Republic
  • Allison Graham '22, Gilman Scholarship, Australia
  • Jack Heller '21, DAAD Rise  AND  RUHR Fellowship, Germany
  • Alexandra MacVicar '21, Gilman Scholarship, Turks & Caicos Islands
  • Samantha Margolis '21, Critical Language Scholarship, Arabic
  • Kayla McMillan '22, NSF-REU, Duke University
  • Mericel Mirabal '22, Gilman Scholarship, Spain
  • Grace Miller '21, Gilman Scholarship, Austria
  • Jessica Mun '21, Gilman Scholarship, Spain
  • Dr. Herman Nied, Professor, Mechanical Engineering, Fulbright, Austria
  • Christie Ortega '23, Gilman Scholarship, Germany
  • Taylor Pistone '21, Gilman Scholarship, United Kingdom
  • Dr. Arup Sengupta, Professor Civil & Environmental Engineering, Senior Fulbright-Nehru Research Award, India
  • Dr. Jill Sperandio, Professor Emeritus, Ambassador's Distinguished Scholars Program to Ethiopia
  • Mikayla Spott '21, Gilman Scholarship, Denmark
  • Kenneth Straw '22, Gilman Scholarship, Czech Republic
  • Jingwen Wei '23, Gilman Scholarship, Japan
  • Eric Wolf '20, RUHR Fellowship, Germany

 

2018-2019

  • Julaisei Caguana-Salazar '20, Gilman Scholarship, United Kingdom
  • Jessica Condolo Hubsch '19, Fulbright ETA, Portugal
  • Timothy Davis '16, Fulbright, Germany
  • Cherease Douglas '22, Gilman Scholarship, South Africa
  • Alexandra Gainey '22, Gilman Scholarship, China
  • Sunny Huang '16, Fulbright ETA, Taiwan
  • Stephanie Huynh '20, Gilman Scholarship, Thailand
  • Michelle Kent '19, NSF-GRF, Colorado School of Mines
  • Deanna Kocher '18, Fulbright, Canada
  • Jia Mei Li '21, Gilman Scholarship, China
  • Owen Loughlin '18, Fulbright ETA, Greenland
  • Ana Madrigal '20, Gilman Scholarship, Spain
  • Mareesa Miles '18, Fulbright ETA, Ecuador
  • David Morency '18, Schwarzman Scholar, Tsinghua University, Beijing China
  • Meghan Murphy '22, Gilman Scholarship, Austria
  • Caroline Suddath '21, Gilman Scholarship, Ireland
  • Professor Lloyd Steffen, Fulbright Specialist, Brazil
  • Eric Wolf '20, Goldwater
  • Andy Wu '20, Gilman Scholarship, Hong Kong

2017-2018

  • Nia Baker '19, Gilman Scholarship, Ghana
  • Ryan Groves '20, Gilman Scholarship, Czech Republic
  • Matt Kuehnle '19, Gilman Scholarship, China
  • Long Ping Shao '19, Gilman Scholarship, China
  • Gili Remen '19, Gilman Scholarship, Spain
  • Karen Huang '19, Gilman Scholarship, Italy
  • Sage Chasen '20, Gilman Scholarship, Germany
  • Diana Rivas Garcia '19, Gilman Scholarship, Critical Need Language, China
  • Kimberly Meija '19, Gilman Scholarship, Spain
  • Paige Hapeman '19, Gilman Scholarship, Multi-country
  • Klaudia Jazwinska '18, Marshall Scholarship, UK
  • Professor Steven Sametz, Fulbright Specialist, China
  • Professor Israel Wachs, Fulbright Faculty Research, Israel

2016-2017

  • Evan Gaj '17, Fulbright Research, Poland
  • Toni Isreal '17, Boren Scholarship, Jordan
  • Courtney Au-Yeung, NSF-GRFP (Materials Research - Ceramics)
  • Lorraine Carnes, NSF-GRFP (Geosciences - Geomorphology)
  • Angela Lawrence, NSF-GRFP (Mechanical Engineering)
  • Professor Jill Sperandio, Fulbright Faculty Research, Azerbaijan
  • Professor Dinissa Duvanova, Fulbright Faculty Research, Kazakhstan

2015-2016

  • Talia Dunyak '16, Fulbright Combined Grant, Austria

2014-2015

  • Celia Fung '15, Fulbright Research, Swaziland
  • Kylie Gray '15, Fulbright ETA, Uruguay
  • Jennifer Markham '16, NSF REU, Colorado State University, Chemical Engineering
  • Carlie Skellington '15, Fulbright ETA, Indonesia
  • Jonathan Witt '15, Buick Achievers Scholarship

2013-2014

  • Victoria Herrmann '12, awarded a U.S. Student Fulbright award in Canada
  • Matthew Kilgore '15, awarded a Barry Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Program award
  • Edward Jacob Puzycki '14, awarded Fulbright ETA, Physics

2012-2013

  • Michael German '15 (PhD), awarded a U.S. Student Fulbright award in India
  • Victoria Herrmann '12, awarded a Carnegie Endowment Junior Fellows position
  • Victoria Herrmann '12, awarded Gates Cambridge, International Relations
  • Thomas Janis, awarded a U.S. Student Fulbright award in Turkey
  • Claire Sullivan '09, awarded a U.S. Student Fulbright award as an English Teaching Assistant in Vietnam

2011-2012

  • Lisa Cheung '09, awarded a Fulbright scholarship to teach in Spain

2009-2010

  • Kelly Ashton '09, awarded a Fulbright grant to teach in South Korea
  • Amanda Dilger '10, awarded a Goldwater Scholarship for research in biology
  • Toni Marraccini '09, awarded a Rotary International Ambassadorial Scholarship for graduate studies in South Africa
  • Pamela McGaha, MBA '94, awarded a Fulbright grant for research in Australia
  • Ashley Pritchard '09, awarded a Rotary International Ambassadorial Scholarship for studies abroad at Chulalongkorn University, Thailand

2008-2009

  • Andrew Mastbaum '09, awarded a Goldwater Scholarship for research in Physics
  • Jared Maxson '09, awarded a Goldwater Scholarship for research in Physics
  • Deborah Ou-Yang '08, awarded a Fulbright grant to teach in South Korea
  • Anne Rodriguez '09, awarded Leopold Schepp Foundation Scholarship
  • Thethan Soe '08, awarded Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Graduate Scholarship for graduate studies in architecture at the University of Pennsylvania
  • Chelsea Stone '07, awarded a Fulbright grant to teach in Spain

2007-2008

  • Rebecca Guzman '07, awarded a Fulbright grant to teach in Indonesia
  • Whitney Ryan '09, awarded a Saint Andrew's Society Scholarship in Scotland at the University of Aberdeen