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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

Gates Cambridge Scholars: Two Yale students are named

Yale seniors Julian Menzel and Simone Seiver were awarded the Gates Cambridge Scholarship, to fund full-time postgraduate degrees at the University of Cambridge. Menzel's interest in the relationship between physicists’ social culture and the laws they discover led him to study styles of collaboration in the United States physics during the interwar period. Seiver focuses on the design and analysis of randomized experiments, particularly in application to the American legal system.

February 10, 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