Scholarship Awardees & Finalists

National Scholarship Awardees & Finalists
2021–22

We are delighted to announce this year’s national scholarship awards recipients and finalists as they come in. University of Massachusetts Amherst’s undergraduates, graduates, and postgraduate students share how they plan to utilize their awards to fulfill their research, studies, and teaching goals. Congratulations to all recipients and finalists!

Boren National Security Education Scholarship & Graduate Fellowship

Jenifer Atallah, Boren awardee 2022
Jenifer Atallah '24
B.A., Legal Studies, Commonwealth Honors College
Host Country: Jordan

"I will be studying Arabic in Amman, Jordan, for the spring 2023 semester. While there, I will be participating in an intensive Arabic language program while completing research for my Honors Thesis, which focuses on international refugee law and refugee populations in Jordan. My studies with the Boren Award will allow me to develop linguistic and cultural knowledge that is essential to my future career as a lawyer. In addition, Boren will match me with an employment opportunity immediately upon graduating law school, which will greatly help me in pursuing my dream career."

DAAD Scholarships and Grants (German Academic Exchange Service)

Anna Handte-Reinecker '19
B.S., Biology, Commonwealth Honors College
International Study and Research
Host Country: Germany

Anna will use the DAAD Scholarship to fund her M.S. Global Food, Nutrition, and Health, University of Bayreuth, Germany

Eli Rotondo '22
B.S., Computer Science, Commonwealth Honors College
International Study and Research
Host Country: Germany

Eli was awarded a DAAD Study Scholarship to pursue a  M.Sc. in Computer Science,  at Technical University of Munich, Germany.

Fulbright Scholarship

Andrew Abramson, Fulbright Alternate 2022-23
Andrew Abramson '22
B.A., Economics, Political Science; Commonwealth Honors College
Host Country: Netherlands

FULBRIGHT ALTERNATE

 

Carter Hissam '22
B.S. Microbiology, Commonwealth Honors College
Masters Program
Host Country: Australia

Fulbright will fund me to pursue a graduate degree in Genomics and Health to better understand the public and private initiatives which are embedding genomics into routine clinical practice in the Australian Healthcare system. This experience will prepare me well to contribute to genomic expertise in health and policy settings as part of an effort to build a more equitable and inclusive healthcare system in the U.S.

Claire Healy, Fulbright Alternate 2022
Claire Healy '21
B.A., Political Science; Commonwealth Honors College
Host Country: Mexico

FULBRIGHT ALTERNATE

 

Emily Achuck, Fulbright recipient, 2022-23
Emily Achuck '20
B.S., Public Health
English Teaching Assistantship
Host Country: Taiwan

“I am incredibly honored to be awarded with a Fulbright grant to Taiwan. Gaining the opportunity to teach others will not only be undeniably rewarding, but will also foster my own curiosity and growth as a teacher, learner, and individual. This grant will broaden my perspectives on how I view culture and education, which is extremely valuable in a world where populations are diverse and constant learning and understanding is of paramount importance.”

Naeemah Davis, Fulbright recipient 2022-23
Naeemah Davis '20
B.A., Psychology
English Teaching Assistant
Host Country: Mexico

“As an advocate for both mental health and social justice for marginalized groups, I am elated to go to Mexico where I will have the opportunity to expand my knowledge on these issues. My goal is to create spaces to speak openly about mental health and self-care, and also investigate the experiences and history of the Afro-Mexican population who’s stories have long been neglected. My love for the Spanish language has allowed me to make lasting and impactful relationships, and I can’t wait to make new connections and learn more about the diaspora.”

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Ryan Oates '21
M.Ed., Education

FULBRIGHT ALTERNATE

 

Goldwater Scholarship

Ashley Eng, Goldwater recipient 2022-23
Ashley Eng '23
B.S., Microbiology; Commonwealth Honors College

 

 

Wyatt Tran, Goldwater recipient 2022-23
Wyatt Tran '23
B.S., Microbiology, Biochemistry & Molecular Biology; Commonwealth Honors College

 

 

Zeynep Alptekin, Goldwater recipient 2022-23
Zeynep Alptekin '23
B.S., Chemical Engineering

 

 

Truman Scholarship

Nia Hyppolite, Truman national finalist 2022
Niajah Hyppolite '23
B.A., Sociology, Political Science; Commonwealth Honors College

TRUMAN NATIONAL FINALIST

 

Gilman Scholarship

Anas Sbai '24
B.A. Psychology
Host Country: Jordan
Erika Zayas '23
Host Country: Spain
Jack Krause '24
B.A. Finance
Host Country: Italy
Jenifer Atallah '24
B.A. Legal Studies, Commonwealth Honors College
Host Country: Spain
Laidine Barbosa '23
B.A. English
Host Country: Spain
Selene Bonafini '24
Journalism
Host Country: Cyprus

UMass Presidential Scholarships

Abigail Callahan '22

Robert S. Karam Scholarship
academic year 2021-22

Athena Xifaras '24

James J. Karam Scholarship
academic year 2021-22

Catherine Callahan '24

Robert S. Karam Scholarship
academic year 2021-22

Chloe Morgado '24

James J. Karam Scholarship
academic year 2021-22

Eli Rotondo '22

William M. Bulger Presidential Scholarship
academic year 2021-22

Emanuele Abi-Younes '22

James J. Karam Scholarship
academic year 2021-22

Kyle Neves '23

James J. Karam Scholarship
academic year 2021-22

Kyle Neves '23

Robert S. Karam Scholarship
academic year 2021-22

Molly Autery '22

Putnam UMass Scholars Program
academic year 2021-22

Niajah Hyppolite '23

Grace K. Fey Scholarship
academic year 2021-22

Nour Assaf '23

Robert S. Karam Scholarship
academic year 2021-22

Samuele Abi-Younes '23

James J. Karam Scholarship
academic year 2021-22

Tatiana Kairouz '22

Robert S. Karam Scholarship
academic year 2021-22