Category: NSO Student Features

Fulbright Recipient Spotlight: Fajir Amin, Education, United Arab Emirates

Fajir Amin, from Richmond, Virginia, received her Master of Education in elementary education degree from VCU in 2012, ten years after attending the Al Iman School for Girls in Jerusalem, Palestine in 2002. With the support of her Fulbright award, she will study the effects of looping on the aptitude and attitude of students towards […]

VCU Student Caroline Butler Receives Boren Award

VCU Student Receives Boren Award May 2016 VCU student Caroline Butler, from Virginia Beach, Virginia, has received a Boren Scholarship through the African Flagship Languages Initiative (AFLI). The AFLI offers Boren Scholarship applicants the opportunity to study African languages and cultures by participating in domestic and overseas language programs. With the support of the Boren […]

Boren Scholarship Recipient Spotlight: Gabrielle Beckford

VCU Student Receives Boren Award April 2016 VCU student Gabrielle “Gabby” Beckford, a junior mathematics major from Stafford, Virginia, received a Boren Scholarship to study Modern Standard Arabic (MSA) for one academic year at American University in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. During her time abroad she will study MSA in the hopes of attaining a […]

VCU Student Awarded Critical Language Scholarship

March 22, 2016 A Virginia Commonwealth University student has received a Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) to study the Hindi language in Jaipur, India. Coleman “Cole” Williams, from Virginia Beach, Virginia, is a senior majoring in Religious Studies in the School of World Studies. Williams is also a member of the Religious Studies Society at VCU. […]

VCU Student Awarded Critical Language Scholarship

March 22, 2016 A Virginia Commonwealth University student has received a Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) to study Arabic in Madaba, Jordan. Lama Elsadig Elsharif, from Dumfries, Virginia is a senior majoring in Political Science with a concentration in International Relations in the College of Humanities and Sciences. She is also pursuing two minors: Arabic & […]

VCU Honors student awarded Carnegie Endowment for International Peace Junior Fellowship

  March 22, 2016  Samuel Wojcicki, a member of VCUs’ Honors College and senior in Chemical Engineering and Chemistry, has been awarded a Carnegie Endowment for International Peace Junior Fellowship for 2016-2017. Wojcicki is the first VCU student to be awarded a Carnegie Junior Fellowship. Wojcicki, a Presidential Scholar from Powhatan, Virginia, will graduate in […]

A Day in the Life of a Fulbright Scholar: Lindsey Fitzgerald

As the NSO begins recruiting candidates for next year’s Fulbright Award cycle, we will be highlighting thefive VCU students currently studying and working across the globe with the support of their Fulbright grant. These will feature a sample “Day in the Life”, to celebrate the endless opportunities a Fulbright grant can provide! This week, we’re showcasing Lindsey FitzGerald, […]

A Day in the Life of a Fulbright Scholar: Wade Angeli

As the NSO begins recruiting candidates for next year’s Fulbright Award cycle, we will be highlighting thefive VCU students currently studying and working across the globe with the support of their Fulbright grant. These will feature a sample “Day in the Life”, to celebrate the endless opportunities a Fulbright grant can provide! This week, we’re showcasing Wade Angeli, from […]

A Day in the Life of a Fulbright Scholar: Jennifer Lawhorne

As the NSO begins recruiting candidates for next year’s Fulbright Award cycle, we will be highlighting thefive VCU students currently studying and working across the globe with the support of their Fulbright grant. These will feature a sample “Day in the Life”, to celebrate the endless opportunities a Fulbright grant can provide! This week, we’re showcasing Jen Lawhorne (VCU […]

Congratulations to Virginia Commonwealth University’s Outstanding 2016 Goldwater Scholarship Nominees!

The National Scholarship Office is proud to announce VCU’s 4 2016 Goldwater Scholarship Nominees: Manotri Chaubal is a sophomore Biology and Chemistry double major. Chaubal’s proposal addresses current osteoporosis medications, which, according to Chaubal’s proposal “are limited in that they pose a high risk of symptoms.” To address this issue, her research focuses on understanding […]