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Featured Profiles

Preparing to apply for a nationally competitive award? Get inspired by browsing these profiles of recent SBU recipients!


  • Rashaun Allen
    Fulbright Open Study/Research (Creative & Performing Arts) 2017 Rashuan's Project A memoir about my journey to discover my great-grandmother, a Barbadian girl a generation or so removed from slavery.
  • Ioana Soaita
    Barry Goldwater Scholarship 2016 What Ioana is Doing Now Pursuing her PhD in BME at the University of Pennyslvania
  • Jessica Opatich
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    Fulbright Open Study/Research Ghana 2017 Jessica's Project The development of radio in Ghana and its impact on women
  • Michael D'Agati
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    Barry Goldwater Scholarship 2016 What Michael is Doing Now Leveraging his Goldwater success to apply for other nationally competitive award
  • Ross Medico
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    Fulbright English Teaching Abroad Taiwan 2016 What Ross is Doing Now Obtaining his Master’s from the Johns Hopkins School for Advanced International Studies.
  • Jessica Willdigg
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    Fulbright Open Study/Research Denmark 2017 Jessica's Project Studying bacterial resistance to antibiotics with an internationally-recognized leader on this subject, Dr. Ken Gerdes from the University of Copenhagen.
  • Michelle Olakkengil
    Gilman International Scholarship 2017 Michelle's Project Women’s health advocacy in the developing world.
  • Lydia Senatus
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    Rangel International Affairs Program Graduate Fellowship 2018 What's Next for Lydia Pursuing her Master’s in International Relations at Harvard, Columbia, or Georgetown and then serving in the U.S. Foreign Service at an overseas embassy.
  • Kennedy Ezumah
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    Critical Language Scholarship 2017 Kennedy's Project Intensive Hindi language study in Jaipur, India.
  • Lea Kenigsberg
    NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) 2017 What Lea is Doing Now Pursuing her PhD in Math at Columbia University

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