Scholars Nominated for Distinguished Fellowships

The Rhodes, Marshall, and Mitchell Scholarships—which fund study in the United Kingdom and Ireland—and the Knight-Hennessy and Schwarzman Scholarships–which fund study at Stanford and within China’s Tsinghua University respectively–are among the most prestigious postgraduate awards in the world. This year 11 University Scholars and alumni were selected to represent Northeastern in these award competitions, embodying the best of […]

Three Scholars Earn Fulbrights

Three University Scholars earned Fulbright U.S. Student Awards to conduct independent research, pursue graduate study, or teach English abroad. They are part of the record number of Northeastern students — 1o in total — who earned the award this year. The Fulbright U.S. Student Program is America’s premier cultural exchange fellowship. Active in over 140 […]

Next Stop, Dresden: Nguyen Earns DAAD Scholarship for Graduate Study

Congtin Justin Nguyen COE’19 changed his major several times throughout his first year at Northeastern, and even when he made the switch to bioengineering, he wasn’t sure whether it would be the right fit for him. To find out, he decided to get involved in research. That decision proved fateful, not only confirming Nguyen’s interest […]

Moran, Northeastern Alumnus, Becomes University’s First Knight-Hennessy Scholar

University Scholar Benjamin Moran COS’18, a marine biologist dedicated to using his prodigious talents to preserve the oceans at a moment of unprecedented ecological and political crisis, has been named a Knight-Hennessy Scholar at Stanford University. Knight-Hennessy Scholars are selected on the basis of their capacity to drive change while addressing major global challenges, and […]

Minhal Ahmed COE'19

Minhal Ahmed COE ’19 Wins University’s First Mitchell Scholarship

Minhal Ahmed E’19, a bioengineering major with an ambition to break down the walls between the mind and the body and between the physical and social determinants of health, has been named a George Mitchell Scholar, becoming the first Northeastern University student to earn this prestigious award for postgraduate study in Ireland. Ahmed’s story is […]

Erin Bourque CSSH ’19 Earns Pickering Fellowship

University Scholar Erin Bourque SSH’19, an expert on the language, culture, and politics of Russia and the post-Soviet states, has earned the highly selective Thomas R. Pickering Foreign Affairs Fellowship, which funds two years of postgraduate study, provides mentoring and internships, and facilitates entry into the Foreign Service of the US Department of State as […]

Four University Scholars Earn Goldwater Scholarship

Four Northeastern University undergraduates, all of them University Scholars, have earned the 2018 Barry Goldwater Scholarship, the United States’ premier award for outstanding young researchers in STEM fields. The Goldwater Scholarship is a highly competitive, merit-based award for students majoring in mathematics, the natural sciences, and engineering who are interested in pursuing careers in research. […]

Scholar Caroline Fried Earns the Fulbright Fellowship

Caroline Fried focused much of her academic work at Northeastern on better understanding the Asia Pacific region—most specifically, Taiwan—and its cultural and political complexities. She points to her co-op last year at the Asia Society Policy Institute in Washington, D.C., as playing a critical role in her shaping a career path. Fried spent six months […]

Meet the Graduates: Travis Delano

Travis DeLano, S’17, is a University Scholar with a near-perfect GPA. He was recognized twice at the Academic Honors Convocation—first for receiving the Harold D. Hodgkinson Award, one of the university’s highest honors for graduating seniors, and then for winning a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship. Here, he reflects on his past five years […]

Aneri Pattani Earns James Reston Fellowship

University Scholar and Northeastern journalism major Aneri Pattani has worked in newsrooms across the country, amassing an impressive reporting portfolio. She has covered breaking news for The Boston Globe, written health and technology enterprise pieces at CNBC, and unearthed compelling stories at The Texas Tribune, including coverage on the aftermath of a Supreme Court decision […]