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Big Haul of Global Scholarships

NC State scored an impressive number of international scholarships and fellowships this year, including four Fulbright scholarships. The list of winners follows.

Fulbright Scholars

  • Ruhi Brelvi
    English Teaching Assistantship to Malaysia (master’s degree candidate in Special Education)
  • Kathleen Griffin
    English Teaching Assistantship to South Korea (2011 graduate, International Studies, Park Scholar, University Scholars Program)
  • Jason Syphrett
    English Teaching Assistantship to Bulgaria (International Studies, Business Administration, University Scholars Program)
  • Gabrielle Schroeder
    Research/Study Grant to the United Kingdom (Biological Sciences)


  • Erin Adamson
    English Teaching Assistantship to Ecuador (master’s degree candidate in Linguistics)
  • John Cornett
    English Teaching Assistantship to Poland (Marine Science)
  • Brian Gaudio
    Research/Study Grant to Dominican Republic (Environmental Design in Architecture, Park, University Honors Program)
  • Virginia Sharp
    Research/Study Grant to the UK (2011 graduate, Economics, University Honors Program)

Boren Awards

David L. Boren Scholarships and Fellowships, totaling up to $25,000 to fund student studies or research, are designed to build a broader and more qualified pool of U.S. citizens with foreign language and international skills. Boren Awards provide U.S. undergraduate and graduate students with resources and encouragement to acquire language skills and experience in countries critical to the future security and stability of the nation. In exchange for funding, Boren award recipients agree to work in the federal government for a period of at least one year.

  • Undergraduate Scholarship: Evan Gearino – Arabic in Jordan (Economics, International Studies, recipient of a Fellowship Advising Office Summer Enrichment Grant that enabled him to spend a summer in Jordan and gain valuable experience for his scholarship application)
  • Alternate: Andriy Shymonyak – Russian in Russia (History, Political Science, Park Scholar, University Honors Program)
  • Graduate Fellowship: Tara Di Cassio – Arabic in Jordan (International Studies)

Gilman International Scholarship

The Gilman Scholars program aims to diversify the students who study abroad and the countries and regions where they go. Students receiving a federal Pell Grant who will be studying or interning abroad for academic credit are eligible to apply. Scholarship recipients have the opportunity to gain a better understanding of other cultures, countries, languages, and economies — making them better prepared to assume leadership roles within government and the private sector.

Fall/Academic Year 2013-2014

  • Hoover Barrero Jara – Czech Republic (Environmental Design in Architecture)
  • Camirra Williamson – Ghana (Science Education)

Spring 2014

  • Desiree Outten-Berrios – South Africa (Zoology)
  • Dessy Tio – Singapore (Textile Technology, University Scholars Program)

Summer 2014

  • Gibea Besana – Brazil (International Studies)
  • Colton Bradley – China (Physics, Park Scholar, University Scholars Program)
  • Ayana Mclemore – China (Business Administration, International Studies, University Honors Program)
  • Leatha Pettress  – Guatemala (Social Work)
  • Luisa Rodriguez – Peru (International Studies)
  • Alzebeth Roman  – Germany, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Turkey (Accounting, University Scholars Program)
  • Viana Romero – Spain (Spanish Language and Literature)
  • Araca Wadsworth – Guatemala (Social Work, University Scholars Program)
  • Qing Zhou – China (Chemistry, University Honors Program)

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