A&S Scholars, 2021–2022

Scholars from the College of Arts & Sciences have earned some of the most prestigious national and international awards in academia and will travel to destinations around the globe as part of their award. Congratulations to all of our winners and their mentors!

2022 Goldwater Scholars (left to right): Christopher Trombley, Afi Tagnedji, and Lori Porter

Goldwater Scholarship

The Goldwater Scholarship recognizes US sophomores and juniors pursuing research careers in math, science and engineering, and is the preeminent undergraduate award of its type in these fields.

Lori Porter
A&S: Physics and Astronomy
Brown Fellows Program

Afi Tagnedji
A&S: Chemistry
MLK Scholar, Porter Scholar

Christopher Trombley
A&S: Mathematics
Speed School: Computer Science and Engineering

Mitchell Scholarship

Only 12 scholars nationwide are chosen each year for the prestigious George J. Mitchell Scholarship Program, named to honor former US Senator George Mitchell’s pivotal contribution to the Northern Ireland peace process. The Mitchell Scholarship is designed to introduce and connect generations of future American leaders to the island of Ireland, while recognizing and fostering intellectual achievement, leadership, and a commitment to community and public service.

Samuel (Sam) Kessler
A&S: Geographic & Environmental Sciences (BS); Liberal Studies, Individualized Major of Public Policy & Industrial Ecology (B.A.)
Grawemeyer Scholar

Rangel Fellowship

The Rangel Program is a US State Department program administered by Howard University that seeks to attract and prepare outstanding young people for careers as diplomats in the Foreign Service of the US Department of State. The Program seeks individuals interested in helping to shape a freer, more secure and prosperous world through formulating, representing, and implementing US foreign policy.

Cornelius Sanford
A&S: Psychology, Pan-African Studies
MLK Scholar
PPIA Jr. Summer Institute (2017)

Pickering Fellowship

The Thomas R. Pickering Foreign Affairs Fellowship Program is a program funded by the US Department of State, administered by Howard University, that attracts and prepares outstanding young people for Foreign Service careers in the US Department of State. The Pickering Fellowship offers a unique opportunity to promote positive change in the world.

Benjamin (Ben) Anderson
A&S: Political Science (BA, 2019)
Brown Fellows Program, Muhammad Ali Scholar, Porter Scholar
PPIA Jr. Summer Institute (2018), CLS (2019), Fulbright (2019)

Fulbright Awards

The Fulbright US Student Program offers research, study and teaching opportunities in over 140 countries to recent graduates and graduate students. Administered in the United States by the Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, the Fulbright program was established in 1946 to promote international goodwill through education and cultural exchange.

Henrietta (Henny) Ransdell: English Teaching Assistantship, Thailand
A&S: English, Sustainability, Anthropology
Trustees Scholar

Lauren Reuss: English Teaching Assistantship, Thailand
A&S: Political Science (2022)
College of Business: Economics (2022)
McConnell Scholar

Jessica (Jesse) Sanders: English Teaching Assistantship, Thailand
A&S: Liberal Studies—Anthropology, Russian Studies, Environmental Studies
Vogt Scholar

Farhiya Shaban: English Teaching Assistantship, Jordan
A&S: Psychology (2022)
Porter Scholar

Emily Spicer: Research, Czech Republic
A&S: Physics and Astronomy (2022)

Boren Scholarship

The Boren Awards provide undergraduate and graduate students in all fields of study with funding for up to one year of immersive study abroad in languages and regions of interest to US national security.

Jacob Foushee: selected to study Turkish in Azerbaijan
A&S: Sustainability, Geography

Aditya Mehta: selected to study Portuguese in Brazil
A&S: Biology (2022)

Lexi Raikes: selected to study French in Senegal
A&S: English, Political Science, French (2022)
Brown Fellows Program
Truman Scholar (2021)

Zharia Yeast: selected to study Korean in South Korea
A&S: Psychology (2022)
Porter Scholar

Rotary Global Grant

Rotary Global Grants support humanitarian work, scholarships, and vocational training projects aimed at building international relationships, promoting peace, and improving lives.

Natasha Mundkur: MSc, International Social and Public Policy, London School of Economics
A&S: Political Science (BA, 2019)
College of Business: Marketing (BA, 2019)
McConnell Scholar
Critical Language Scholarship (2018), Fulbright Award (2019)

English-Speaking Union KY Branch Summer Scholarship

The English-Speaking Union is a non-profit educational service organization. Its summer study abroad scholarships for college juniors and Kentucky teachers are intended to promote the advancement of knowledge in an expanding global community.

Elayne Harrington
A&S: Liberal Studies, Literary Management
Vogt Scholar

Mary Churchill Humphrey Scholarship

The University of Louisville Centenary Memorial Scholarship enables graduates of the College of Arts & Sciences to pursue advanced study in the United Kingdom.

Celia Cusick: MSc, Philosophy and Public Policy, London School of Economics
A&S: Philosophy (2020)
McConnell Scholar, Trustees Scholar

Etscorn Summer Development Awards

Amaiya Crawford
A&S: Studio Fine Arts (2024)
Jones Scholar

Emma Donaghy
A&S: History, Spanish (2024)
Vogt Scholar

Mallory Slucher
A&S: Political Science (2025)
McConnell Scholar

Caleb He (Honorable Mention)
A&S: Political Science (2023)