Honors Students Awarded Prestigious Scholarships

This Fall 2019 semester, several University Honors Students received both nationally and internationally prestigious scholarships. The University Honors Program would like to express its heartfelt congratulations and pride in recognition of its students’ exceptional accomplishments!

Minhal Ahmed (COE ’19) is Northeastern University’s first Mitchell Scholar. He will be pursuing his Masters in Applied Psychology at University College Cork. Minhal will be studying under Professor John Cryan, author of Microbial Endocrinology: The Microbiota-Gut-Brain Axis in Health and Disease. His passion for research originated in his early experiences in Professor Abigail Koppes’ Advanced Biomaterials for NeuroEngineering Laboratory (ABNEL). Minhal is also a 2018 Goldwater Scholar.




Erin Bourque (CSSH’19) has received the Pickering Foreign Affairs Graduate Fellowship, an award that funds two years of postgraduate study towards an anticipated career in the U.S. State Department’s Foreign Service. Erin’s interests involve Russia and East Europe, having most recently completed an international co-op at the U.S. Embassy at Vilnius, Lithuania. She is also the recipient of a Critical Language Scholarship to Russia, as well as a Boren Scholarship for study in Kazakhstan.




Claire Celestin (COS’19) has earned the Marshall Scholarship, an award that funds two years of postgraduate study in children’s and women’s health at Kings’ College London. Claire’s research interests concentrate on maternal mortality in developed countries, specifically the United States. She has been an active undergraduate researcher, earning the Paul and Grace Ward Martinez Award for her work on implicit bias within the context of sexual orientation.