Scripps Students and Alums Receive Prestigious Academic Awards

Awards and Honors 2023 graphic

This spring, five students and two alums were named Fulbright awardees, and an additional 10 students and alums received prestigious fellowships, scholarships, and awards to pursue teaching and research across the globe.

Fulbright US Student Program

The Fulbright US Student Program provides grants for individually designed study/research projects or for English teaching assistant programs. Scripps remains a top producing Fulbright institution for the 2022–23 academic year.

  • Anezka Boyle ’20: Finland
  • Nicole Choy, Postbac ’23: Taiwan
  • Chanah Haigh ’23: Czech Republic
  • Ruby Hoffman ’22: Germany
  • Clare Martin ’23: Spain
  • Katalina Peterson ’23: Spain
  • Faatimah Solomon, Postbac ’23: Morocco

Napier Fellows

The Napier Initiative is a partnership between Pilgrim Place and the five undergraduate Claremont Colleges to encourage leadership for social change.

  • Sable Fest ’22: Investigating the Relationship with Diet and Sarcoidosis Risk
  • Kerry Wong ’23: Bangkok Water Quality: Community Engagement and Bioremediation

Thomas J. Watson Fellowship

The Thomas J. Watson Fellowship is a one-year grant for independent exploration outside of the United States.

  • Mouminatou Thiaw ’23: Creative Contemporary African Arts
  • Margaret Kraus ’23: Multispecies Kinship and Urban Animals

Harry S Truman Scholarship

The Truman Scholarship Foundation recognizes college juniors with exceptional leadership potential who are committed to careers in government, nonprofit, or advocacy sectors. The foundation provides a senior-year stipend and funding for graduate study.

  • Rina Nagashima ’24

Critical Language Scholarship Spark

The Critical Language Scholarship Spark initiative is a virtual language program funded by the Department of State. It provides American students with the opportunity to study Arabic, Chinese, and Russian at the beginning level.

  • Amelie Grahm ’25

Phi Beta Kappa Key into Public Service Scholar

The Phi Beta Kappa Society provides Key into Public Service Scholars with a $5,000 undergraduate scholarship and hosts a summer conference in Washington, DC. The conference provides attendees with training, mentoring, and reflection on pathways into local, state, federal government, and public service careers.

  • Rina Nagashima ’24

Projects for Peace

The Projects for Peace Award funds student-designed and -implemented grassroots “projects for peace” anywhere in the world.

  • Kerry Wong ’23: Cultivating Community Science and Clean Water in Bangkok, Thailand

Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowships

The Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowships program provides funding to undergraduate students undergoing training in modern foreign languages and related area studies.

  • Kesi Jackson ’22

National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship

The National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship seeks to broaden participation in science and engineering of underrepresented groups. The five-year fellowship provides three years of financial support, including an annual $37,000 stipend.

  • Madison Seto ’21: Chemistry
  • Sarah Balderson ’18: Bioengineering