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 reseach overseas (more than 30 in the past five years)
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:
• 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.
• Two New College adventurers were selected to spend a semester on the high seas.
• A New College student became the youngest student representative ever to serve on the Florida Board of Governors, the governing body of the State University System of Florida.