Student Scholarships and Awards

From the onset, New College students have excelled academically and been rewarded for it. When Time magazine ran a full-page article on the “New College All-Americans” of 1967, they spotlighted two Danforth awards, two National Science Foundation awards, five Woodrow Wilson Foundation Fellowships and two Fulbright grants – and this was out of a class of only 43 students! Thus began the start of a tradition of scholarship recognition.

Since New College became independent in 2001, the awards and grants have accelerated and include:

• Fulbright grants to study and research overseas (more than 56 in the past ten years)
• English Teaching Assistantships abroad
• Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarships from the State Department to study abroad
• Barry M. Goldwater Scholarships awarded to undergraduates majoring in math, science and engineering
• Morris K. Udall Scholarships awarded to undergraduates selected on the basis of commitment to careers in the environment, health care or tribal policy, coupled with leadership potential and academic achievement
• Andrew Melon Fellowships in Humanistic Studies
• Critical Language Scholarships from the State Department's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs
• Truman Scholarship from the Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation
• Gates-Cambridge Scholarship for study at Cambridge University in England
• NOAA Ernest F. Hollings Scholarship given to academically talented college sophomores whose studies involve oceanic and atmospheric science, research, technology or education
• British Marshall Scholarship
• Florida Gubernatorial Fellow
• NASA Undergraduate Student Research Internship
• Carnegie Junior Fellow
• Kremlin Fellow

Plus ... numerous highly prized National Science Foundation REU (research experience program for undergraduates) grants for summer research and study, scores of prestigious summer internships and many NSF Graduate Research Fellowships.

And here are some really cool recent awards:

• Seven students received federal NSF, U.S. Office of Naval Research and U.S. Army Research Laboratory funding to conduct research at New College under grants held by Associate Professors Steve Shipman (Physical Chemistry), Amy Clore (Biology) and Mariana Sendova (Physics).

• A student received a Council on Undergraduate Research "Posters on the Hill" award to present research on dolphin echolocation in Washington, D.C.

• Two students won the Annual Student Grant Competition sponsored by the Time Sifters Archaeology Society for exemplary research work in archaeology and anthropology.

• A sociology student was named a Newman Civic Fellow for her personal commitment to improving the Sarasota-Bradenton community through work on clothing and food drives, volunteering with food pantries and advocacy on homelessness issues.

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