Seven seniors receive national fellowships and scholarships

by William G. Gilroy

The Academic Seal

The Fulbright Exchange Program, Churchill and Clarendon and other national organizations have awarded postgraduate scholarships and fellowships to seven members of the University of Notre Dame’s Class of 2013.

MurphyKate Montee, Sturgeon Bay, Wis., received a Churchill Scholarship, which encourages the exchange of knowledge and the sharing of ideas in science and technology between the U.S. and Great Britain. This program enables outstanding American students to do graduate work in engineering, mathematics and the physical and natural sciences at Churchill College, Cambridge University. She also was awarded a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship.

Catherine Reidy, Greenwood Village, Colo., received a Clarendon Scholarship. Oxford University recognizes the best students worldwide as decided by experts in each student’s field, awarding 100 scholarships each year divided equally among the four divisions of study at Oxford: humanities, medical sciences, math and science, and social science.

Three seniors received Fulbright Awards. They are Patrick Kramer, Akron, Ohio, to Singapore; Caitlin Myron, Oreland Park, Ill., to Ireland; and Monica O’Hearn, Chester, Md., to Morocco.

Joseph Wegener, Brockton, Mass., was awarded a Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship to Malaysia.

Ian Duncan, Bedford, Ind., received a Deutscher Akademischer Austausch Dienst (DAAD) Study Scholarship, which is awarded to graduating seniors with a well-defined study or research project that makes studies at universities in Germany essential.

Kaitlin Veenstra, Saint Paul., Minn., was awarded a Gates Cambridge Scholarship, which assists students of exceptional academic achievement and scholarly promise for whom advanced study at the University of Cambridge would be particularly appropriate.

The University’s Center for Undergraduate Scholarly Engagement helps students find appropriate fellowships, navigate the application process, write robust proposals and personal statements, and prepare for interviews.