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Award winners 2008

New Fulbright Scholars   

Four Loyola Undergraduates Earn Prestigious Fulbright Award for 2008-2009

The Fellowship Office congratulates four Loyola students who were awarded with Fulbright Full Research Grants, a prestigious honor that offers each student one academic year of international research experience in the area of their choice.  Each student worked on the application during the summer of 2007, submitted it before September 2007 campus application deadline, and was notified of the honor in the late spring or summer of 2008, to conduct research during the 2008-2009 academic year.

Information on our newest Fulbright Scholars, and their proposed research projects. is summarized below.

Stephanie Baldwin graduated in 2008 with a B.A. in Political Science and Global and International Studies.   Her research examines the methods and successes of The Support Group for the Education of Rural Girls, a Moroccan non-governmental organization that works to ensure that young girls throughout Morocco have access to an education. She will intern with the organization, conduct field interviews, and attend classes at Mohammed V University.  Stephanie was also awarded a Critical Language Enhancement Award, to intensively study Arabic prior to the start of her project.
 
Katherine Good graduated in 2007 with a B.S. in Anthropology and B.A. in Global and International Studies.  She earned a special mtvU Fulbright, and will produce podcasts that anthropologically explore the Mexican youth renaissance of performing various pre-rock music styles.  Recording at the School of Mexican Music in Mexico City and the danzón and son jarocho scenes of Veracruz, her podcasts will serve Mexico as documents of a new cultural trend. Live performances and interviews will be featured, to both entertain and educate Mexican and American audiences.
 
Matthew Murphy graduated with a B.A. in Spanish in 2007.  He will work with the Moroccan medical and academic communities, focusing on the area of primary health care and preventative medicine, and more specifically, on the prevention of the spread of HIV/AIDS.  He will focus on the public health approach that the government has initiated (The National Strategic Plan), and the factors and goals that influenced the creation of the different measures implemented to combat the spread of the disease.
 
Lana Nassar graduated in 2008 with a B.A. in Global and International Studies and Political Science.  Lana will study Christians in Jordan in relation to their social, political, and economic opportunities in the country. She will investigate their relationship with the Muslim majority, with the goal of furthering discussions of inter-religious harmony in the region.  Lana was also awarded a Critical Language Enhancement Award, to intensively study Arabic prior to the start of her project.


Two Loyola Undergraduates Earn Gilman Scholarships for Fall 2009    

The Fellowship Office congratulates two Loyola students who were awarded Gilman International Scholarships to study abroad for the Fall 2009 semester.  Information on our newest Gilman Scholars is summarized below.

Change Kwesele is majoring in Global and International Studies and will be conducting her studies at the University of Cape Town, South Africa.  Change also was awarded a 2009 Fellowship Incentive Grant to help her prepare her application.

Chelsea Lund is majoring in International Business and Economics and will be conducting her studies at Loyola’s Beijing Center in China.

Bon voyage, Change and Chelsea, and congratulations again on a job well done!

Are you interested in becoming the next Gilman Scholar from Loyola?  If so, please consult the Gilman International Scholarship website, the Office of International Program website, and this Fellowship Office site and for more information.  If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us and the Fellowship Office will be happy to assist you.


Loyola Undergraduate Earns 2009 YP4 Fellowship   

The Fellowship Office congratulates Sadia Nawab who was awarded a 2009 Young People For (YP4) Fellowship.

YP4 offers a year-long fellowship in leadership development that identifies, engages and empowers the newest generation of progressive leaders to create lasting change in their communities or on campus.  Sadia joined about 300 other college students from around the nation to begin her fellowship with a five-day National Summit meeting in Washington, D.C.  in February, 2009.  At the summit, students met with other young  leaders and learned powerful strategies and tactics for creating sustainable social change.

Sadia’s specific project deals with health care reform within the Juvenile Justice System in Chicago.  Her main goal is to make sure that disadvantaged youth are getting their hygienic supplies regularly and on time, and to establish HIV screenings and Disease Spread workshops at the prison site.  Sadia is an Anthropology major and a strong advocate for proper health care for all youth.