Loyola University Chicago

Fellowship Office

Student Academic Services

Award winners 2017

5 NSF, 3 CLS, 3 Gilman, 2 Boren, 2 NIH

NSF-GRFP

Megan Baumann (’08), sociology and history, won an NSF Graduate Research Fellowship to pursue a doctorate in geography at Penn State.

Kaitlyn Lovato’(16), chemistry, 2016 McNair Scholar, won an NSF Graduate Research Fellowship to pursue a doctorate in chemistry at Rice University.

‌Kema Malki (’15), molecular biology, won an NSF Graduate Research Fellowship to pursue a doctorate in microbial biology at the University of South Florida.

Sarah Naiman (’14), environmental science, won an NSF Graduate Research Fellowship to pursue a master of science in environmental communications at Cornell University. 

‌Emma Zajdela (’16),mathematics and theoretical physics, won an NSF Graduate Research Fellowship to pursue a doctorate in decision-making and risk analysis.

CLS

Saeger Godson (’17), an Economics and International Studies major, won a CLS for the summer 2017 to study Mandarin in Suzhou, China.  He previously won a Gilman Scholarship to study in China in the fall 2015.

Vanessa Huerta ('19), an International Business and Political Science double major, ROTC cadet, first-generation student and STARS program mentor, won a Critical Languages Scholarship for the summer 2017, to study Russian.

Addison McTague ('18), a double major in Religious Studies and English and a Ricci Scholar, won a Critical Languages Scholarship for the summer 2017 to study Arabic in Oman.

Gilman Scholarship

Norma Fuentes (’18), criminal justice and psychology, won a Gilman Scholarship to study in South Africa for the Spring 2017.

Adilene Gavina (’18), health systems management, also won a Gilman Scholarship to study in South Africa for the Spring 2017.

Elizabeth Nieto (’18), criminal justice, won a Gilman Scholarship to study in Spain for the Spring 2017.. 

Boren Scholarship

Taryn ('19), a Computer Science and Cybersecurity double major, has won a Boren Scholarship to study Russian in Latvia in the spring 2018.  Tayrn is active in ROTC and is also in the U.S. Army Reserve.

Vanessa Huerta ('19), also won a Boren Scholarship to study Russian, in Kyrgyzstan in fall 2017.

NIH Post-bac IRTA

Anum Afzal ('17), a psychology major, won a Post-baccalaureate Intramural Training Award from the National Institutes of Health.  She will work in an NIH lab for a year or two before going into medical school. 

Emily Zurales (’17), biology, also won a Post-baccalaureate Intramural Training Award from the National Institutes of Health, where she will work in an NIH lab for a year or two before attending graduate school. 

For further information, please view our 2017 Annual Report.