Recent Award Winners

See some of our recent Fulbright Scholarship winners talk about their experiences here.

Fulbright Grant: Michele McDonald

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Fulbright Grant: Sam Glenn

During the 2014-15 school year Sam Glenn will be teaching English in the Czech Republic. Glenn graduated from UD in 2014 with a master's in English.

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.

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.

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.

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

2014 Honors graduate 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 the 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.