Sixteen Penn students and recent graduates have been awarded Fulbright Scholarships for the 2020-21 academic year to conduct research or teach English in countries around the world. The list includes nine undergraduates and one graduate student in the Class of 2020.
Shadrack Frimpong, Penn graduate and 2015 Presidents Engagement Prize winner, has been awarded a Gates Cambridge Scholarship to pursue a Ph.D. in public health and primary care at the University of Cambridge in England.
English major Misha McDaniel has been awarded a 2020 Beinecke Scholarship to pursue graduate education. McDaniel is one of 18 Beinecke Scholars chosen from throughout the U.S., and the 13th recipient from Penn since the award was first given in 1975.
Four juniors have been selected as 2020 Goldwater Scholars by the Barry Goldwater Scholarship & Excellence in Education Foundation, to pursue research careers in the natural sciences, mathematics, or engineering.
Four seniors and three recent alumni have won a Thouron Award to pursue graduate studies in the United Kingdom. Each scholarship winner receives tuition for as long as two years, as well as travel and living stipends, to earn a graduate degree.
Mandyam will graduate in May with a bachelor’s degree in physics, mathematics, and biophysics, along with a master’s in physics; the scholarship awards him a year of graduate research study in physics at the University of Cambridge.
Erin Hartman, a 2018 graduate of the School of Nursing, and senior psychology major Christina Steele have been named Marshall Scholars. Established by the British government, the Marshall Scholarship funds up to three years of study for a graduate degree in the United Kingdom.
A University of Pennsylvania senior, a master's student, and an alumnus were chosen to receive the Schwarzman Scholarship, which funds a one-year master’s degree in global affairs at Tsinghua University in Beijing.
Nurul Ezzaty Binti Hasbullah and Stephen Damianos have been awarded Rhodes Scholarships for graduate study at the University of Oxford.
Junior Zahra Elhanbaly worked with art history’s Mantha Zarmakoupi on a research project on the island of Paros.