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May 23, 2017

Scripps College Announces Six Fulbright Fellowships in 2017

The Fulbright U.S. Student Program has awarded grants for four Scripps College graduates of the Class of 2017 to participate in English Teaching Assistant (ETA) Programs abroad in the coming year and one research grant in environmental studies. In addition, Scripps alumna Leah Hughes, who graduated in 2015, has been awarded a Fulbright ETA to the Slovak Republic, bringing the Scripps College participation to six fellows for the coming year.

May 22, 2017

The Scripps Experience: Capstone Day, Celebrating the Academic Research and Achievements of the Senior Class

Each May, as seniors edge closer to graduation, the Scripps community takes a day to celebrate their academic achievements. Capstone Day, a Scripps tradition since 2008, brings the 5C community together to learn about outstanding senior thesis projects. Nominated by faculty, senior presenters share original projects in a range of disciplines and media—the culmination of the thinking, writing, and research they’ve been working on towards their degree.

May 19, 2017

Buzzfeed calls Scripps College ‘most beautiful campus in California’

BuzzFeed.com selected Scripps College as the “most beautiful campus in California” in its recent state-by-state article showcasing America’s most beautiful college campuses. Buzzfeed, founded in 2006, is an internet company that is considered one of the world’s leading social and news media sources with an audience of more than 200 million unique visitors each month.

May 16, 2017

Awards and Honors: Mariah Farris ’18, Mellon Fellowship Will Fund Research on Stereotypes in the Legal System

Why is it that most people agree to police searches when their vehicles are pulled over, even when it is within their right to decline? How are judges and lawyers typically portrayed in film and television, in terms of their race and gender? These are some of the questions that Mariah Farris ’18 will explore this summer, working alongside Scripps Associate Professor of Psychology Jennifer Groscup.

May 15, 2017

Media Mention: Blogger Emily Schuman’s Online Store Featured in Teen Vogue Magazine

Fashion blogger Emily Schuman ’05 is well known for sharing with readers and fans her secrets for how to curate a beautiful life through her highly successful Cupcakes and Cashmere website, which showcases stunning photographs and insights from the popular millennial Angelino.

May 15, 2017

Class of 2017: Scripps Celebrates Record Commencement, 90th Anniversary

Scripps College graduated a record number of students during spring commencement ceremonies on May 13, with a total of 254, the largest graduating class in the 90-year history of the College.

May 12, 2017

Scripps College Class of 2017: Snapshots

This week, in anticipation of commencement, we are celebrating the Class of 2017. Here is an at-a-glance look at our graduating seniors—including what they’ve studied, where they’ve been, and what they’ve eaten over the past four years!

May 11, 2017

Awards and Honors: Meril Tomy ’17 Receives Davis Projects for Peace Grant: Project Will Bring Free Mental Health Resources to Patients in Orange County

As a high school student in Orange, California, Meril Tomy ’17 began volunteering at Lestonnac Clinic, a center that works with volunteer health professionals to offer free medical services to uninsured and low-income patients. She became particularly passionate about ensuring patient access to mental and behavioral health services, helping to build programs to de-stigmatize mental illness, and provide patient support and resources. Now, as the recipient of a $10,000 Davis Projects for Peace grant, Tomy will help expand those programs by partnering with regional health organizations to establish additional counseling resources, workshops, classes, and an informational community resource guide for those seeking help.

May 10, 2017

Scripps College Class of 2017: Post-Scripps Plans

At the beginning of May, the Office of Career Planning & Resources polled members of the Class of 2017 about their postgraduate plans. Here are just some of the professional and educational paths they’ll be pursuing post-Scripps. Congratulations to all!  

May 6, 2017

Laspa Center for Leadership: We Act Action and Research Grants 2017 Recipients Announced

The Laspa Center for Leadership at Scripps College has awarded five We Act Action and Research Grants for 2017. Each student recipient will execute a yearlong, self-designed project to “transform knowledge, passion, and ideas into action, demonstrate creative and effective problem-solving, create partnerships in the public or private sector, and produce outcomes that make a positive impact.”