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Seven ‘New Americans’ with Yale ties win Soros Fellowships

April 13, 2021

Seven Yale affiliates selected to receive the Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans, a merit-based graduate school program for immigrants and the children of immigrants.

STEM-focused juniors win Goldwater Scholarships

April 7, 2021

Four Yale College juniors — Daniel Chabeda, Megan He, Ronald Hood, and Sarah Zhao — are among the 410 college students from across the nation to receive Goldwater Scholarships for the 2021-2022 academic year.

Yale among top producers of student Fulbright awards 

February 23, 2021

The number of recipients from Yale continues to rise: for 2020-21, 32 people from Yale were offered Fulbright awards!

Two Yale College alumni selected as Gates Cambridge Scholars

Hallie Gaitsch and Clara Ma, both members of the Yale College Class of 2019, are among 24 U.S. citizens who have been named 2021 Gates Cambridge Scholars.

February 10, 2021

Recent Yale graduate to study at Oxford as a Marshall Scholar

Yale College alumna Keerthana Annamaneni ’20 will begin study next year at Oxford University as one of the 46 winners of the Marshall Scholarship.

December 9, 2020

Five Yalies to study in China as Schwarzman Scholars

Two Yale seniors and three alumni are among 154 students from around the world who will study in China beginning in 2021 as Schwarzman Scholars.

December 8, 2020

Three Yalies win Rhodes Scholarships

Two Yale seniors and a 2020 graduate have been named Rhodes Scholars in the first-ever virtual selection process, necessary due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

November 24, 2020

Nine more students among Yalies to study at Oxford, Cambridge next year

Nine Yale seniors have been awarded fellowships from a variety of organizations for graduate study at Oxford and Cambridge universities.

May 11, 2020

Two more Yale affiliates win Gates Cambridge Fellowships

Three Yale affiliates are among 77 individuals from 30 different countries who make up the Class of 2020 Gates Cambridge Scholars.

April 20, 2020

Yale junior who works for the public good wins Truman Scholarship

Bessie Bauman is one of 62 American students selected as 2020 Truman Scholars.

April 15, 2020

Five Yale-affiliated New Americans win Soros Fellowships for graduate study

Two Yale MD/PhD candidates and three alumni are among the 30 graduate students nationwide awarded Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans. 

April 14, 2020

Three Yale juniors win Goldwater Scholarships

Three Yale juniors are among 396 individuals who have been awarded Goldwater Scholarships this year. 

April 1, 2020

Two seniors, both women, win Churchill Scholarships for work in STEM

Yale seniors Jasmine Stone and Catherine Lee are among the 16 students nationwide who have been awarded Churchill Scholarships.

January 30, 2019

Three Yale affiliates to study in China as Schwarzman Scholars

Yale medical student Juliana Lawrence and recent graduates Clara Ma ’19 and Nicolas Wicaksono ’19 have been selected as Schwarzman Scholars, one of the world’s most prestigious graduate fellowships.

December 4, 2019

Four Yale women win coveted Rhodes Scholarships

Lillian Moore-Eissenberg ’20, Christina Pao ’20, Laura Plata ’19, and Liana Wang ’20 are among 32 Americans chosen as Rhodes Scholars. The highly competitive scholarships provide all expenses for two or three years of study at the University of Oxford in England, and may allow funding in some instances for four years.

November 25, 2019

Rhodes Scholarship awarded to first Yale student from Syria

Marwan Safari Jalani '20 is the first Yale student to be awarded prestigious Rhodes Scholarship for Syria, Jordan, Lebanon and Palestine (SJLP) region. He will be heading to Oxford to pursue an M.Phil. in comparative government following graduation. 

November 13, 2019

Eight Yale seniors awarded fellowships to study at Oxford and Cambridge

Eight graduating Yalies have been awarded fellowships or scholarships to study at Oxford and Cambridge universities. These seniors will be pursuing postgraduate degrees in topics ranging from public health to musicology.

May 14, 2019

Alumnus wins Mortimer Hays-Brandeis Traveling Fellowship

Brian Orozco ’18 has been awarded one of three prestigious Mortimer Hays-Brandeis Traveling Fellowships. The fellowship provides $19,000 to support students in the visual and fine arts — including art history, conservation, studio art, and photography — for travel and living expenses outside the United States.

May 6, 2019

Junior wins Beinecke Scholarship for doctoral work

Benjamin Waldman ’20 of Branford College has been awarded a Beinecke Scholarship to support his pursuit of a Ph.D. in political science or history. He is one of only 18 college juniors nationwide to win this competitive award this year.

May 6, 2019

Two undergraduates will study language abroad with Boren Scholarships

Two Yale sophomores have been awarded Boren Scholarships to pursue language study abroad during the 2019-20 academic year. Jordan Farenhem (MY '21) will be studying Bahasa Indonesia with the Indonesian Flagship Language Initiative, and Anne Northrup (JE '21) will study Russian in Georgia.

May 6, 2019

Seven Yalies win Soros Fellowship

Seven Yalies — four current students and three Yale College graduates — won The Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans, a grant that funds graduate studies for immigrants and the children of first-generation immigrants.

April 24, 2019

Three more Yale affiliates named Gates Cambridge Fellows

Ololade Aliyu, a current master’s degree candidate in African studies at Yale, and alumni Onon Bayasglan ’13 M.E.M. and Etienne Mashuli ’15 M.A., have won Gates Cambridge Scholarships for study at the University of Cambridge. The three, who were chosen in the international round of selection, join two U.S. Gates Cambridge Scholars announced earlier: Yale senior Fernando Rojas and alumnus Dhruv Nandamudi ’18. The five Yale affiliates are among the 90 scholars who make up the Gates Cambridge Class of 2019.

April 12, 2019

Junior Christina Pao selected as a Truman Scholar

Yale junior Christina Pao has been named one of 62 Truman Scholars for 2019. The winners were announced by former Secretary of State Madeleine K. Albright, president of the Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation.

April 12, 2019

Seven Yale affiliates win Soros Fellowships for New Americans

Four current Yale students and three Yale College graduates are among the 30 individuals selected to receive The Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans, a graduate school program for immigrants and children of immigrants.

April 11, 2019

Four Yalies receive Knight-Hennessy Scholarship

Four Yale graduates — Seth Kolker ’15, Anthony Kayruz ’17, Charles Stone ’14 and Zachary Young ’17 — are among the second cohort of the Knight-Hennessy Scholars program, the largest graduate scholarship program in the world.

April 2, 2019

Civic-minded alumni are selected as Knight-Hennessey Scholars

Four Yale alumni are among 68 students from around the world who have been selected 2019 Knight-Hennessy Scholars. They are Seth Kolker ’15, Anthony Kayruz '17, Charles Stone ’14, and Zachary Young ’17.  Scholars receive full funding for graduate study at Stanford University.

March 14, 2019

Yale senior and alumnus are named Gates-Cambridge Scholars

Senior Fernando Rojas and alumnus Dhruv Nandamudi are among 34 Americans selected as Gates Cambridge Scholars at the University of Cambridge.

February 15, 2019

Yale senior and an alumna to study in China as Schwarzman Scholars

Senior Clara Ma ’19 and 2016 Yale College graduate Seyoung Lee are among the 147 individuals named Schwarzman Scholars, one of the world’s most prestigious graduate fellowships.

December 3, 2018

Three seniors awarded prestigious Rhodes Scholarship

Yale seniors Rayan Alsemeiry, Eren Orbey, and Riley S. Tillitt will head to Oxford University following graduation as Rhodes Scholars.

November 19, 2018

Yale senior and recent graduate will study in Ireland as Mitchell Scholars

Yale senior Makayla Haussler and recent graduate Rohan Naik ’18 are among the 12 individuals selected as Mitchell Scholars.

November 19, 2018

Three Yalies win Rhodes Scholarships

Three Yale seniors, Eren Orbey ’19, Rayan Alsemeiry ’19 and Riley Tillitt ’19, are among this year’s cohort of Americans awarded the Rhodes Scholarship, according to a Nov. 17 announcement.

November 19, 2018

Domestic Summer Internships: Students take advantage of new program

The Domestic Summer Award, a new fellowship established last November, is supporting close to 200 Yale undergrads in unpaid internships this summer. The program gives $4,000 stipends to undergrads on financial aid working in unpaid summer internships with a government entity, an arts apprenticeship, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, or a non-governmental organization. 

June 4, 2018

Gates-Cambridge Scholar: Senior arrived as Air Force vet and graduates with prestigious scholarship

Click below to learn about Rob Henderson's journey from working in the Air Force to attending Yale.

May 14, 2018

Fellowships to study at Oxford and Cambridge: Nine Yale seniors awarded

Click below to read about Yalies who won the Paul Mellon Fellowship, Lidl Graduate Scholarship for the study of German, Rotary Global Grant Scholarship, Baer Pettit Studentship in the Humanities, Henry Fellowship, Oxford-Bounden Graduate Scholarship and Ertegun Scholarship.

May 9, 2018

Beinecke, Boren, and Udall: Three Yale juniors win prestigious scholarships for study and research

Beinecke Scholarships support graduate education in the arts, humanities, and social sciences. Boren Scholarships are a National Security Education Program initiative, and fund  U.S. undergraduate students to study less commonly taught languages in global regions critical to U.S. interests. Scholars commit to working in the federal government for at least a year after graduating. Udall Scholarships fund study of the environment, Native Americans, and Alaska Natives in fields related to health care and tribal public policy.

May 3, 2018

Soros Fellowships for New Americans: Eight Yale affiliates honored

Soros Fellows are selected for their potential to significantly contribute to their academic fields or United States society, culture, or their academic fields. The Soros Fellows of 2018 are all children of immigrants, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival (DACA) recipients, green card holders, or naturalized citizens. Soros Fellows are awarded up to $90,000 for their graduate program of choice.

April 17, 2018

Truman Scholar: Yale junior interested in policymaking is chosen

The Truman Scholarship is one of the most distinguished national scholarships in the United States, and its mission is to choose and support the next group of leaders in public service. Truman Scholars are awarded $30,000 for graduate school and a chance to take part in profession development programming to prepare for public service leadership careers.

April 13, 2018

NSF-GRF and NASA Space Technology: Emily Kuhn awarded both fellowships

NSF Graduate Research Fellowship works to support graduate research training of early-career scientists and engineers in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). NSF GRF gives financial support for three years. The NASA Fellowship's mission is to sponsor US and international graduate students with potential to help NASA create new space technology. NASA Awards take the form of training grants to pursue master and doctoral degrees.

April 9, 2018

Knight-Hennessy Scholars: Five Yalies chosen for Stanford scholarship

Five current and former Yale students have been selected for the inaugural class of Stanford’s highly selective Knight-Hennessy Scholars program “aims to prepare a new generation of leaders with the deep academic foundation and broad skill set needed to develop creative solutions for the world’s most complex challenges.”

February 15, 2018

Gates Cambridge Scholars: Four Yalies to study in United Kingdom

Exceptional applicants from outside of the United Kingdom are granted scholarships to undertake a full-time postgraduate degree at the University of Cambridge. Scholars are selected for their dedication to improving others' lives, intellectual talents, leadership skills, and having qualifications and goals that make them "good fits" for the postgraduate program they are applying to. 

February 8, 2018

Marshall Scholarships: Three Yale students awarded for study in Britain

The Marshall Scholarships are funded by the British government, and were created in 1953 as a British gesture of thanks for U.S. aid given after World War II. Marshall scholarships allow American students who exhibit academic excellence and leadership to study for two or three years at any British university. 

December 4, 2017

Schwarzman Scholars: Seven Yalies to study in Beijing  

Schwarzmann Scholars pursue master's degrees at Tsinghua University in Beijing. Along with a core curriculum, students focus on one of three academic disciplines: public policy, economics and business, or international studies. Scholars have a year of cultural immersion and will attend lectures, travel, and develop a better understanding of China. Expenses for each scholar are fully funded by the Schwarzman Scholar program. 

December 4, 2017

Rhodes Scholarships are awarded to two Yalies

The Rhodes Scholarship is the oldest, most widely known award for international studies. It funds all expenses for two or three years of study at the University of Oxford in England. Recipients are chosen for their academic abilities, ambition for impact, "great personal energy," and capacity to acheive their goals. Awardees are also dedicated to the well-being of others, making a difference for the better in the world, and are aware of inequality. 

November 20, 2017

Yale to offer new fellowships

The Robert C. Bates Postgraduate Fellowship and Yale Glee Club Service Through Music Fellowship were created by the Center for International and Professional Experience (CIPE) in 2017. The Bates Fellowship allows post-graduates to build on their Yale studies and work for three months to a year on an internship, creative projects, or research that "contributes to society" outside of the United States. The Service Through Music Fellowship funds students to organize public service through music, one example being to set up a youth chorus in an economically disadvantaged area. 

October 10, 2017

Echoing Green Fellowship Awards: Alexander ’13 & Reddy ’16 are chosen

The Echoing Green Fellowship provides seed funding of up to $90,000 for two years, to bolster the growth of leaders and organizations with significant potential. In addition, recipients are welcomed into a lifelong global network of philanthropists, investors, and entrepreneurs who help each other experiment with new ideas.

July 10, 2017

Beinecke and Boren Scholarships: Three Yalies awarded

Two Yale seniors, Shumayl Syed ’18 and Eric Sanderson ’18, received the Boren Scholarship for overseas study of languages deemed critical for national security. Syed is double majoring in biology and Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations and will study Arabic in Jordan. Sanderson, who is majoring in global affairs, will study Russian in Latvia. Yale junior Sergio Infante of Hopper College received the Beinecke Scholarship, which supports graduate education in the arts, humanities, and social sciences. 

May 3, 2017

Light Fellowships: Students awarded for language study in East Asia

136 Yale students will receive full funding to attend intensive language programs in China, Taiwan, Korea, and Japan. Each Light Fellow will spend a summer, semester, academic year, or combination of terms studying at some of the most rigorous language programs in East Asia, which are evaluated and approved through site visits conducted annually by Yale faculty and staff. One term at any approved program is equivalent to a full year of Yale language instruction. 

April 18, 2017

Truman Scholars: Three Yale juniors are named

 Andi Peng, David Shimer, and Malina Simard-Halm have been chosen as 2017 Truman scholars. Peng, studies how technological innovation and public policy intersect to shape economic prosperity, public health, and national security. Shimer is majoring in history with a focus on Russia and Eastern Europe. Malina Simard-Halm studies political science and economics at Yale with a concentration in mass incarceration.

April 17, 2017

Overseas Press Club Foundation Scholar Awards: Two aspiring journalists awarded

Seniors Yi-Ling Liu and Elizabeth Miles were awarded the Overseas Press Club Scholar Awards by a committee of leading journalists. Liu was awarded the Fritz Beebe Fellowship. Having grown up in Hong Kong, a sanctuary of free speech located next to an authoritarian country, Liu is fascinated by China, and its untold stories restricted by stringent censorship. Liu plans to combine rigorous reporting with new media forms. Miles was awarded the Flora Lewis Fellowship. The central theme of Miles’s reporting has been civil conflicts and their legacies.

March 13, 2017

Yale ranks 12th in Fulbright recipients

20 Yalies were awarded Fulbrights in 2016-17, making Yale the 12th highest producer of award recipients, among U.S. research organizations. Yale has regularly achieved high performance in academic pursuits despite its small student body. Students and faculty who were interviewed attributed this to Yale's guidance and dedication to helping students apply to the Fulbright, among other programs. 

March 7, 2017

Luce, Michel David-Weill scholarships: Three Yalies to study overseas 

Zachary Young ’17, Joshua Feinzig ’16 and Benjamin Fleischacker ’17 were granted postgraduate fellowships for study or work abroad. Young received the 2017 Michel David-Weill Scholarship; Feinzig and Fleischacker were named Luce Scholars. The Michel David-Weill Scholarship funds a two-year master’s degree in public policy at the Sciences Po School of Public Affairs in Paris. The Luce Scholars Program supplies stipends, language training and individualized professional placement in Asia.

February 24, 2017

Goldwater Scholar: Yale undergraduate Grace Pan (‘17) awarded

Yale Physics major Grace Pan, was selected for her research on the characterization and synthesis of materials. The Goldwater Scholarship was founded to motivate exceptional students to begin research careers in mathematics, the natural sciences, or engineering, and to advance excellence in those fields. Pan plans to pursue a physics doctorate, continue research in experimental condensed matter physics, and to teach at the university level.

April 2, 2016

Bouchet and Mellon Mays: Helping set minority students on path to professorships

Bouchet and Mellon Mays fellowships both aim to incease diversity within college faculty. The programs also work to better racial and ethnic relations on college campuses, and provide role models for youths. Students are chosen during sophomore year, and then matched with faculty mentors who to advise them and demystify the academy, support the student's work, and prepare them for graduate school and becoming a professor. The fellowships fund students to do research over a two and a half year period, including summers.

May 14, 2015