Recent Award Winners
Fulbright Teaching Assistantship: Andy Roberts
2013 Education and Allied Sciences graduate Andy Roberts will be venturing to the Khon Kaen Province in Thailand to complete his nine-month Fulbright Teaching Assistantship. Roberts will leave the United States at the end of September, attend an orientation for all Fulbright Scholars in this region of the world, and officially begin his Assistantship in October.
Fulbright Full Grant: Milena Pisani
2013 Honors Graduate and Civil Engineering major Milena Pisani won a Fulbright Full Grant to Honduras. She returned to Honduras to continue work that began in 2012 through the University of Dayton engineering department's ETHOS program (Engineers in Technical Humanitarian Opportunities of Service Learning). Pisani's work is on a prototype rain collection system to supply water to a vegetable garden and construct similar systems in two additional villages.
Austrian Ministry of Education Teaching Assistantship: Luke Bowman
Luke Bowman was awarded an Austrian Ministry of Education’s Teaching Assistantship by the Austrian-American Educational Commission, teaching English and American culture in 2013-14. Bowman was both a UD undergrad and graduate student, graduating with a master's degree in English in May 2013.
To visit Bowman's blog go to: http://wanderlustaustria.com
Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellowship: Allison Eder
Allison Eder, 2013 Honors graduate, has been awarded the Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellowship. As a Woodrow Wilson Fellow, Eder will attend Ohio State University for a Masters degree in education then teach at a high-need school in Ohio for three years.
Gilman Scholarship: Alyssa Bovell
Current senior and Honors student Alyssa Bovell was awarded the Gilman Scholarship. With this award Bovell traveled to Malawi during the summer of 2013 to participate in the Malawi Research Practicum in Rights and Development sponsored by the Political Science Department. This program is run through the University of Dayton, the University of Livingstonia in Malawi and the NGO Determined to Develop.
Boren Scholarship: Emily Jirles
2013 Berry Scholar Graduate Emily Jirles was awarded a David L. Boren Scholarship for the 2011-12 academic year. Jirles is only the second University of Dayton student to receive this prestigious national award, one which provides up to $20,000 to U.S. undergraduate students to study abroad in areas of the world that are critical to U.S. interests and underrepresented in study abroad, including Africa, Asia, Central and Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East.
Jirles attended the Beijing Center at the University of International Business and Economics in Beijing, China and pursued a program of study that offered Intensive Chinese language classes as well course work in Asian history, politics and culture. Emily also traveled beyond Beijing to the provinces of Sichuan, Tibet, Yunnan, and others. Just 138 Boren Scholarships were awarded nationally in 2011-12, a number drawn from only 83 colleges and universities across the country.
Udall Scholarship: AJ Ferguson
AJ Ferguson, 2012 Berry Scholar major in Mechanical Engineering, was awarded a 2011 Udall Foundation Scholarship during his junior year. A 14-member independent review committee selected this year's group of 80 Scholars on the basis of three factors: a commitment to careers in the environment, health care or tribal public policy; leadership potential; and academic achievement. Each scholarship provides up to $5,000 for the Scholar's junior or senior year. Ferguson is the first University of Dayton student to be selected for the award.
Rotary Scholarship: Zachary Sideras
2011 Honors graduate Zachary Sideras was the district nominee for the 2011-2012 Ambassadorial Scholarship through The Rotary Club of Dayton. Sideras majored in International Studies and History. As a Rotary Scholar, he continued his education in a Master's program in a Middle Eastern-related field at St. Andrews, Scotland. The Ambassadorial Scholarship provides up to $26,000 for one academic year of study abroad.