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National Scholarships and Fellowships

Student Honors and Awards

 

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Sara Journey (2016), UC San Francisco
Sara Torres-Robles (2015), Kyoto University
Maria Gutierrez (2010), UC Berkeley

Matt San Pedro, (2008), UCSD


(2016) Aminata Ba, Senegal
(2014) Ross Hanshaw, Jordan

(2007) Christopher Hayes, Japan

(1997) Thuy Ngo, China 


http://www.csus.edu/calst/executive_fellowship_program.html

Diana Crofts Pelayo, Executive Fellow, (2012-2013)

Grant Mack, Executive Fellow, (2011-2012)

Critical Language Scholarship Program

 

2015 Citlaly Cheema Arabic Ibri, Oman

 

2015 Ross Hanshaw Arabic Amman, Jordan

 

2014 Bryan Perry Arabic Nizwa, Oman

 

2013 Karen Kluchonic Arabic Meknes, Morocco

 

2013 Tam Phan Arabic Tangier, Morocco

 

2013 Jefferson Gamoning Korean Wonju, South Korea

 

2012 Alexandra Brown Arabic Tunis, Tunisia

 

2010 Robert O'Berg Arabic Cairo, Egypt

 

2006 Alex Melton Arabic Tunis, Tunisia


Devin Wakefield (2009)


Caroline Davis (2009)


Grizelda, Kersteen (2011), Germany


http://us.fulbrightonline.org/component/filter/?view=filter

Full recipient abstracts are available at http://oip.sdsu.edu/oip/ful_recipients.aspx


2016-2017

Daniel Gerardi, English Teaching Assistantship, Indonesia (2016)

Zachariah Martinez, English Teaching Assistantship, Bulgaria (2016)

Bogdan Matuszynski, English Teaching Assistantship, Spain (2016)

Raheal Mengisteab, English Teaching Assistantship, Czech Republic (2016)


Monica Murtaugh, English Teaching Assistantship, Turkey (2016)


Jacqueline Ramos, Social Work, Mexico (2016)

Marna Shorack, International Security and Conflict Resolution, Honduras (2016) 

Madison Sindorf, English Teaching Assistantship, Jordan (2016)


Emmeline Wilson, English Teaching Assistantship, Germany (2016) 

2015-2016
Benjamin Aceves, Public Health, Mexico (2015)

Sarah Alvy, Business Administration, India (2015)

Keanna Cash, English Teaching Assistantship, Turkey (2015)

Jannet Cueva, English Teaching Assistantship, Spain (2015)


Elaine Flores, English Teaching Assistantship, Thailand (2015)


Dillon Scalzo, English Teaching Assistantship, Uruguay (2015)

Katie Sievers, Ecology, Philippines (2015) 

Katherine Vilchez, English Teaching Assistantship, Brazil (2015)

2014-2015 
Veronica Arteaga, Environmental Public Health, Mexico (2014)


Jesse Elias, English Teaching Assistantship, Turkey (2014) 


La'Shanae Johnson, English Teaching Assistantship, India (2014)


Admantzi Torres, English Teaching Assistantship, Brazil (2014) 


Heriberto Vasquez, English Teaching Assistantship, Colombia (2014) 


2013-2014

Elizabeth Gail, Kennedy, Geography, El Salvador (2013)


Naomi Saenz Ramierz, Anthropology, Mexico (2013)


Jessica Antonel, Public Health, Benin (2013)


Sarah Nawal Bedrouni, English Teaching Assistantship, Morocco (2013)


Claudia Karina Santana, English Teaching Assistantship, Colombia (2013)


Nicholas Eliot Noel, English Teaching Assistantship, Russia (2013)


Abril, Jimenez, English Teaching Assistantship, Brazil (2013)


Ryan Matthew, Driscoll, Ecology, Germany (2013)


Lee, DeCourcy Reeve, Ecology, Denmark (2013)


Lauren, Chaney Farrington, English Teaching Assistantship, Germany (2013)


Erica Nicole Johnson, English Teaching Assistantship, Brazil (2013)


2012-2013

Kimberley Elizabeth, Miller, Ecology, Finland (2012)


Jessica Marie, Floyd, English Teaching Assistantship, Turkey (2012)


Susan, Phay, English Teaching Assistantship, Laos (2012)


Aren, Skalman, Sculpture, India (2012)


2011-2012

Jefferson, Gamoning, Public Administration, Korea; South (2011)


Isabel, Altarejos, English Teaching Assistantship, Morocco (2011)


Jennifer, Cheung, Information Sciences & Systems, Denmark (2011)


Arik Brown, English Teaching Assistantship, Spain (2011)


Disly, Juarez Munoz, Environmental Studies, Brazil (2011)


Zia, Salim, Geography, Bahrain (2011)


Eric, McDermott, Psychology, India (2011)


Monika, Zobel, Literature, Austria (2011)


Dana, Morton, Ecology, New Zealand (2011)


2010-2011

Jeffrey, Peterson, Anthropology, Indonesia (2010)


Jolie, Colby, English Teaching Assistantship, Indonesia (2010)


Natalie, Selinski, Mathematics, Germany (2010)


Amy, Ebersole, English Teaching Assistantship, Czech Republic (2010)


Dexter Hough-Snee, Literature, Peru (2010)


Cassandra, Conboy, English Teaching Assistantship, Turkey (2010)


Linda, Richardson, Dance, Spain (2010)


Carlos Moya-Linares, English Teaching Assistantship, Macau (2010)

 
2009-2010

Gabriel Chait, Research Fulbright, Peru (2009-2010)


Alexander J. Eastman, English Teaching Assistantship, Colombia (2009)


Martin Woodside, Literature, Romania (2009)


Leah Bremer, Geography, Ecuador (2009)


Kyndra P. Turner, English Teaching Assistantship, Hong Kong (2009)


Tonya L. Warren, Philosophy, Taiwan (2009)


2008-2009

Iliana A. Angulo-Arreola, Public Health, Brazil (2008)

Brian Camblin, English Teaching Assistantship, Brazil (2008) 

Andres A. Deza, Biology, Chile (2008)

Erica J. Hashiba, English Teaching Assistantship, Macau (2008)


Eli Magana, Political Science, Korea; South (2008)


Martin A., Lacayo-Emery, Geography, Switzerland (2008)

 
2007-2008

Yassar H. Arain, Psychology, Egypt (2007)

 

Kristal R. Bivona, English Teaching Assistantship, Argentina (2007) 

 

Carey J. Galst, Biology, Brazil (2007)

 

2006-2007

Paul Alexander, Islamic Languages and Literature, Syria (2006)


Jon S. Bowermaster, English Teaching Assistantship, Slovak Republic (2006)

 
Shannon Maraghy, English Teaching Assistantship, France (2006)
 
 
Brit A. Toven, Education, Norway (2006)
 
2005-2006

Drew S. Fagan, English Teaching Assistantship, Slovak Republic (2005)


Kristin H. Mueller, Public Health, Mexico (2005)


Dale W. Russell, Communications, Netherlands (2005)


Aaron J., Pratts, English Teaching Assistantship, Malaysia (2005)

 
Greg Sevik, English Teaching Assistantship, Germany (2005)

John J., McClusky, Social Work, Lithuania (1994)


Jessica Antonel, Graduate School of Public Health, Benin, Africa.


Ryan Driscoll, Class of 2012, M.S., Ecology. Hamburg, Germany


Elizabeth Kennedy, a Ph.D. candidate, geography. El Salvador.


Naomi Ramirez, Class of 2013, M.A., Latin American Studies. Baja, California.


Lee D. Reeve, M.S., Ecology. Denmark’s Aarhus University


Sarah Bedrouni (Morocco)


Lauren Farrington (Germany)


Abril Jimenez (Brazil)


Nicholas Noel (Russia)


Claudia Santana (Colombia)


Quetzalli Serrano-Campos (Macau)


Summer 2016 

Theodore Bruni, Ecuador

Shania Bennett, Costa Rica

Spring 2016

Bruce Anaya, Canada

Maria Miller, Portugal

Ashley Kahenkashani, Singapore

Biranna Sinclair, Germany

Ligia Quijada, France

Karen Molina, Hong Kong  

Shannon Banks, Costa Rica  

Jessica Tang, Japan  

Paola Soto, Brazil

Noor Shahin, United Arab Emirates  

Fall 2015/ Academic Year 2015-2016

Javier De Leon, Spain

Jose Gutierrez, South Korea  

Savannah Hawk, United Kingdom

Joshua Luna, Japan

Daisha Minor, South Korea  

Randy Phomsavanh, China  

Elizabeth Thomas, South Korea  

Sara Torres-Robles, China

Rosaura Wardsworth, Spain  

Kevin Lieu, Taiwan  

Brianna Staples, Thailand  

Summer 2015

Veronica Aranda, France  

Jennifer Axford, Spain  

Anya Avgerenos, Russia  

Danyla Copino, France

Idil Dalmar, Turkey  

Janine Davis, China  

Angela Leyva, Spain   

Spring 2015

Haley Chasteene, Turkey

Alina Bilal, United Kingdom

Jessica Huynh, United Kingdom

Ulices Mora-Valdovinos, Argentina

Malake Wehbe, Turkey

Douglas Chun, South Korea

Rose Calderon, Hong Kong

Trina Thierry-Munoz, Nicaragua

Jocelyn Loredo, Spain

Deusseimon Zhadd Arcinue, Singapore

Derek Forde, Hong Kong

Christopher Widdop, Thailand

Fall 2014/Academic Year 2014 - 2015

Cacho, Sherbett, Japan Cameron, Heather, Japan

Chechuga, Heather, Russia

Dang, Canna, China

Estrada, Isel, Japan

Gonzalez, Javier, Japan

Kelley, Shayne, Japan

Leonard, Aria, France

Pickering, Charles, Japan

Vargas-Perez, Giovanni, Chile

Yamada, Koichi, Japan 

Wendy Frisby (2014), China

Kelvin To (2014), Jordan

Gelli Ann Dayrit (2014), Spain

Temple Robinson (2014), Finland


Feriha Ahmed (2013), Brazil

Osama Alkhawaja (2013), Hong Kong

Elvira Hobusch (2013), Germany

Victoria Murrieta (2013), Turkey

Maru Cham (2013), France

John Hernandez (2013), Italy

Joseph Lopez (2013), Italy

Sinai Cota (2013), Italy

Julian Henderson (2013), India

Mayra Hernandez (2013), Spain

Markese Jordan (2013), United Arab Emirates

Kelsey Kruthaup (2013), Spain

Mike Nguyen (2013), Hong Kong

Jose Orozco (2013), Argentina

Erika Valenzuela (2013), Spain

Emily Wolverton (2013), Morocco

Gabriela Arias (2012), Germany

George Chappell (2012), Sweden

Philip Deatherage (2012), France

Lilybeth Gutierrez Yee (2012), India

Jessica Hazlett (2012), Brazil

Diana Luu (2012), Japan

Sydney Miller (2012), Netherlands

Mikayla Ortega (2012), Fiji

Nolan Stringfield (2012), Hungary

Marco Vera (2012), China

Loi Luu (2012), Hong Kong

Brittany Simon (2012), United Kingdom

Oscar Viramontes (2012), Spain

Katherine Campbell (2012), Hong Kong

Norma Delgado (2012), Spain

Jane Samaniego (2012), Italy

Kelsey Welch (2012), Chile

Bianca Alvarado (2011), Uruguay

Eric Blank (2011), Nicaragua

Estefania Castaneda (2011), Japan

Daniel Gaona (2011), Korea, South

Deborah Miller (2011), Spain

Enrique Munoz (2011), Japan

Candice Schroeder (2011), United Kingdom

Thomas Tiop (2011), China

Jennifer Keliher (2011), Costa Rica

Anderson Bryant (2011), Brazil

Nicole Corpuz (2011), Spain

Jordan Bowditch (2010), France

Carissa Gonzales (2010), Germany

Rodrigo Gutierrez (2010), Japan

Ashley Berry (2010), Uruguay

Magdalena Ramirez (2010), Argentina

Grecia Saavedra (2010), Spain

Eduardo Santacruz (2010), Spain

Veronica Alvarado (2009), Japan

Alyce Fraher (2009), Italy

Cristina Juarez (2009), Chile

Michael Navarro (2009), Japan

Evarn Ware (2009), China

Grizelda Kersteen (2008), Germany

Yolanda Inchauregui (2008), Japan

Victoria Walker (2008), Japan

Jennice Lodi (2008), Japan

Jennifer Clark (2008), Japan

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Alterra Sanchez, Honorable Mention (2014)


Alicia Zamudio, Nominee (2014)

Alicia Zamudio, Honorable Mention (2013)

Linda Holler, Chemistry, Nominee (2013)

Nadia Ott, Mathematics, Nominee (2013)

Devin Wakefield, Honorable Mention (2009)


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Tara Fetherolf, Honorable Mention, SDSU, Astronomy and Astrophysics


Linda Honaker, Honorable Mention, SDSU, Structural Biology


Francisco Candido (2014-2017), PhD Student, Cornell University, Aerospace Engineering

Alexandra Mendoza (2014-2017), PhD Student, UCLA, Chemistry

Alyssa Jimenez (2013-2016), PhD Student, UT Southwestern, Microbiology


Sonia Maciejewski (2013-2016), PhD Student, UC Irvine, Microbiology/Molecular Genetics


Greg Solis (2013-2016), PhD Student, Scripps Research Institute


Abdifatah Ali (2012-2015), PhD Student, University of Michigan, Industrial Organizational Psychology


Ismael Reveles (2012-2015), PhD Student, Arizona State University, Engineering


Karina Kangas (2012-2015), PhD Student, University of Michigan, Chemistry


April Weissmiller (2008-2011), PhD Candidate, UCSD


http://www.panettainstitute.org/programs/study-with-us/congressional-intern-training/

Courtney (Jayce) Nguyen (2016)


Nassim Moallem (2015)

Otto Lange (2014)

Alexis Kelley (2013) 

Courtney Bennett (2012)

Shannon Clark (2011)

Katie Martin (2010)

Jennifer Ansberry (2009)

Breanna Piper (2008) 

Jeff Leiritz (2007)

Teressa Martel (2006)


Alterra Sanchez, Endorsed (2014)


Desmond Hassing, Endorsed (2014)


Shannon Clark (2012)

Current Student Award Recipients


Trevor Auldridge

 Trevor Auldridge started undergraduate research in January of 2014. During the ensuing semester, he researched the sociopolitical development of the Sciences and Humanities in U.S. Higher Education. He went on to present this investigation at the 2014 American Association for the Advancement of Science, Pacific Division Meeting, and won both a first place award and the President's Award in the student paper competition. Resulting from his accomplishments at that conference, and from his other activities at SDSU, he was chosen as one of twenty-five American Educational Research Association (AERA) Undergraduate Fellows for 2015. As an AERA Undergraduate Fellow, he participated in a three-day research workshop at  the 2015 AERA Annual Meeting. During the workshop, senior researchers, doctoral and post-doctoral students, and the AERA professional staff explained several methodological approaches in educational research, the graduate school experience, and different career avenues in educational research. Recently, Trevor was selected as one of seventy Sally Casanova Scholars in the California State University System. As part of the award, he will visit several universities in California and the East Coast, and will participated in a research internship in Northern California.



Theodore Bruni

Theodore Bruni transferred to San Diego State University in August of 2014.In summer 2015, he was sponsored for a paid internship with the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities National Internship Program. After being ranked in the top percentile, he was placed with the U.S. Department of the Interior Bureau of Land Management in Carlsbad, New Mexico as a Realty Specialist. This opportunity enabled him to collaborate with an interdisciplinary team comprised of biologists, geographers, geologists, hydrologists, archaeologists, and environmental scientists. By fusing his background in English, he focused on translating the legalities of the National Environmental Policy Act, The Mineral Leasing Act, and the Federal Land Management Policy Act. Theodore was responsible for drafting Environmental Assessments, land grants, and other legal documents for private leases on Federal property in Southeast New Mexico. Upon completion, Theodore was given direct hire status, and will have two years after he graduates to apply to any sector of the U.S. Department of Interior with government employee status. He plans to concurrently work for the DOI while he attends law school in Los Angeles, CA.



Citlaly Cheema

Citlaly Cheema is a current International Business student with an emphasis in Arabic and the Middle East. During Summer 2015, she was granted the Critical Language Scholarship Award to study Arabic in the Middle East. With the scholarship’s goal to help students master critical languages, she was assigned to the institute in Ibri, Oman. For two months, she intensely studied Arabic at the Noor Majan Training Institute with fellow students from all across America. The experience not only emphasized Arabic classes, but also Omani culture, which allowed for the development of many strong relationships between American students and Omani families. The program allowed for a much deeper look into a culture in the Gulf that is rarely seen amidst the conflict of neighboring countries. Due to its location, Oman is frequently referred to as the “Switzerland of the Middle East.” It was a productive and unforgettable summer and she feels incredibly lucky to have been able to immerse herself in a culture many don’t have the opportunity to experience. She is determined to continue studying the Arabic language to reach fluency and is hoping to return to the Middle East after graduation.


Sara Torres-Robles

Sara A. Torres-Robles started her undergraduate research training at SDSU through the Pre-MARC Summer Enrichment Program (SEP) during the summer of 2014. After her completion of the program, she began volunteering in a structural biochemistry laboratory led by Dr. Tom Huxford. Through the Amgen Scholars Program, she is conducting summer research at Kyoto University in the laboratory of plasma membrane and nuclear signaling led by associate professor, Dr. Shige H. Yoshimura, and assistant professor, Dr. Masahiro Kumeta. She is analyzing the folding of HEAT-repeat proteins through urea denaturation and tryptophan fluorescence spectroscopy, in order to understand how the proteins are affected by their surrounding environment. In addition, she is attempting to form conditions that will mimic the intracellular environment in vitro by analyzing the nuclear transport rate of importin-beta through confocal fluorescence microscopy. Her efforts in cross-cultural research will contribute to the expanding scientific knowledge that assists other scientists in producing biomedical advancements. Sara plans to continue her research training during her second semester abroad at Xiamen University, China.


Grant Varnau

Grant Varnau began his undergraduate research training at San Diego State University in the fall of 2014, after attending the Vanderbilt University EDGE Pre-VUevent. Along with other first generation and under represented students, he was exposed to the world of research for the first time in Nashville and knew at that moment he wanted to pursue his PhD. After applying to several REU programs, he was accepted to work at Texas A&M University in the Nuclear Engineering Department on a project in Medical Physics. Before departing to Texas, he was also chosen to be a MARC fellow. His research at Texas A&M University focused on providing a computational model for how localized radio-pharmaceuticals distribute and damage tumors in the human body. This model will hopefully serve as a platform for more precise radiation therapies for skin, muscle, bone and pancreatic tumors. Upon returning to San Diego he will present his research findings at a conference at UCSD and continue research in Optics; working with biological and chemical detection systems. 

 

National Scholarships and Fellowships

Michelle Lopez, Assistant Dean
Division of Undergraduate Studies
San Diego State University
5500 Campanile Drive 
San Diego, CA 92182-1623

nationalscholarships@mail.sdsu.edu 

Phone: (619) 594-2871
Fax: (619) 594-7934