Max Bjorni '21, a double major in neuroscience and biology, is the first Santa Clara University student to win the prestigious Goldwater Scholarship in over a decade.
Political science, Spanish, and communication major Mariana Perera ’20, has won a Fulbright Scholarship to study disability rights policy in Brazil.
Environmental studies senior Griffin Garner '20 has won a Fulbright Scholarship to evaluate best practices in developing climate resilience for smallholder coffee farmers in Uganda.
Bioengineering senior Bridget Woody '20 has won a Fulbright Scholarship to conduct research into how past technological innovations historically affected the colonized slave populations in Jamaica, as a way to inform modern-day, ethical engineering innovation.
Erin Ronald, a 2019 sociology and environmental studies major, has won a Fulbright Scholarship to research urban climate mitigation policy in several cities in Sweden.
Junior Ciara Moezidis, a political science and communications major, was named as a Finalist for the Truman Scholarship, a premier fellowship for those pursuing public service.
Katelyn (Katie) O’Neil, who graduated in December with degrees in environmental studies and Spanish, has won a Fulbright Scholarship to teach English and work on a project devoted to sustainability in Cali, Colombia, starting October 2019.
Senior ethnic studies, political science, and Spanish triple major Arelí Hernández has won a Fulbright Scholarship to teach English and work on a community-based project in Tunja, Colombia, starting July 2019.
Senior environmental studies and psychology major Samantha Bennett has won a Fulbright Scholarship to study in Bangalore, India. She is researching women’s participation in economic development activities, specifically in the field of clean-energy technology and entrepreneurship.
Beau Scott was one of only 60 students nationwide chosen for the Coro Fellows program, which develops emerging leaders to work and lead across different sectors by equipping them with knowledge, skills, and networks to accelerate positive change.
Senior James Wang, an environmental science and electrical engineering major, has won a Fulbright Scholarship to research “hybrid-supercapacitors” —a new form of energy storage with potential benefits for renewable energy—in the Paris suburb of Cachan in France.