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Featured SBU Awardees

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

  • Rashaun Allen
    Fulbright Creative & Performing Arts Award to Barbados 2017 What Rashaun is Doing Now Serving as a Visiting Professor in Bard College's Language & Thinking Program
  • Ioana Soaita
    Barry Goldwater Scholarship 2016 What Ioana is Doing Now Pursuing her PhD in Biomedical Engineering at the University of Pennsylvania.
  • Jessica Opatich
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    Fulbright Open Study/Research Ghana 2017 Jessica's Project The development of public radio in Ghana and its impact on the community. Jessica is particularly interested in the role of women as she is a former National Public Radio (NPR) correspondent for their Long Island Bureau.
  • Michael D'Agati
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    Barry Goldwater Scholarship 2016 What Michael is Doing Now Michael recently received an Honorable Mention for the National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) and is pursuing his PhD in Electrical Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania.
  • Ross Medico
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    Fulbright English Teaching Assistant Award to Taiwan 2016 What Ross is Doing Now Obtaining his Master’s from the Johns Hopkins School for Advanced International Studies (SAIS). Ross recently returned from Seoul, South Korea where he interned at the U.S. Embassy.
  • Jessica Willdigg
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    Fulbright Open Study/Research Award to 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
    Payne International Development Fellowship Program 2018 What Michelle is Doing Now A former Gilman Scholarship recipient to Madagascar, Michelle continues her commitment to women’s health advocacy in the developing world as an MS in Public Health student at Harvard University
  • Lydia Senatus
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    Rangel International Affairs Program Graduate Fellowship 2018 What's Next for Lydia Pursuing her Master’s from Johns Hopkins School for Advanced International Studies (SAIS). Lydia previously received the Gilman Scholarship to study in Wuhan, China with Visiting Professor of Political Science, Ambassador Harsh Bhasin.
  • Kennedy Ezumah
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    Critical Language Scholarship 2017 Kennedy's Project Kennedy is an alumnus of SBU's Civil Engineering department. CLS enabled him to study Hindi in Jaipur, India so he can better prepare for a future career in developing countries.
  • Lea Kenigsberg
    NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) 2017 What Lea is Doing Now A previous Goldwater Scholar, Lea is now pursuing her PhD in Mathematics at Columbia University.




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