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UW Bothell Students Win Scholarships

UW Bothell Students Win Scholarships

Published: December 11, 2012

During the 2011-2012 academic year, Chancellor Kenyon Chan funded new initiatives on campus to raise awareness of scholarship opportunities among UW Bothell students and provide individualized advising to applicants.  The investment paid off as UW Bothell students were awarded a number of prestigious scholarships over the last year.

UW Bothell students were successful in university-wide competitions, including Chris McRae, who was chosen for the Edward E. Carlson Leadership Award, which is one of the highest recognitions of student public service. UW Bothell also had six Mary Gates Research Scholars, a Class of 1954 Achievement Scholar, and several recipients of study abroad scholarships.

Student Ben Wiselogle became the first UW Bothell student endorsed for Gates Cambridge, a prestigious scholarship for graduate study at Cambridge University in the UK, and seven students – the first from UW Bothell  – have submitted applications for international study or teaching opportunities through the U.S. Student Fulbright Program.


Scholarships Awarded: 2011-2012 Academic Year


Pundeep Dhunna, Mary Gates Scholar, 2012 Summer Institute in the Arts and Humanities
Major: Global Studies
Research Project: "Ethnic Vietnamese but Cambodian - Ambiguous Identities"


Marcus Johnson, Mary Gates Scholar, 2012 Summer Institute in the Arts and Humanities
Major: Global Studies
Research Project: "Dimensions of Blackness in the Dominican Republic"


Mahala Lettvin, Mary Gates Scholar, 2012 Summer Institute in the Arts and Humanities
Major: American Studies
Research Project: "Between Longing and Belonging: Identity Struggles for Chilean exiles in the U.S."


Gabriela Wright-Trejo, Mary Gates Scholar, 2012 Summer Institute in the Arts and Humanities
Major: Global Studies
Research Project: "El Motor de Conocimiento: Mercedes Sosa, el conocimiento indigena y la politica involucrada"


Shahrzad Mahmoudi, Association of Women in Computing Scholarship
Major: Media and Comunication, Minor: Information and Technology


Benjamin Wiselogle, Gates Cambridge Scholarship Nominee
Class of 2012, BA in Global Studies
Proposed Program: Master's in Development Studies at University of Cambridge


Lan Le, GO! Scholarship for Study Abroad
Major: Biology
Program: BNHS India - Health Issues in a Developing Nation Exploration Seminar


Christopher McRae, Edward E. Carlson Leadership Award
Class of 2012, BA in Community Psychology
Future Plans: PhD in Family and Community Studies and Curriculum and Instruction at Clemson University


Ana Valentina Humphrey, UW Class of 1954 Achievement Scholarship
Class of 2012, BA in Community Psychology
Project: Legal Research Regarding the Value of Cross-Cultural Communication and Cultural Competence


Christopher McRae, Mary Gates Research Scholarship
Class of 2012, BA in Community Psychology
Project: Building a Supportive Learning Community: Developing Best Practices for Veterans in Higher Education
Advisor: Eric Stewart, Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences

Ronnie Thibault, Mary Gates Research Scholarship
Class of 2012, BA Society, Ethics, & Human Behavior
Project: Can Autistics Redefine Autism? The Cultural Politics of Autistic Activism
Advisor: Benjamin Gardner, Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences

In addition, 57 UW Bothell students were awarded the Washington State Opportunity Scholarship.
 

Did You Know?

Bjong "Wolf" Yeigh became UW Bothell's third chancellor on Sept. 3, 2013.