Feb

22

Scholarship Winners Galore

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The Henry Luce Foundation and the Kellett Fellowship would like to remind us that we have really intelligent people at this school. Congratulations to Claire Duvallet, SEAS’13, Adam Formica, CC’13, and Gavin McGown, CC’13! 

Claire Duvallet is part of the 2013-2014 class of Luce Scholars, and is the first SEAS student to have won. The scholarship gives stipends, language training, and professional placement in Asia for its recipients; Claire “hopes to build on her knowledge of biomedical engineering to work with point-of-care diagnostics in resource-poor settings in Asia,” according to the email sent to students.

Adam Formica and Gavin McGown have both been awarded the Euretta J. Kellet Fellowships towards postgrad study in the U.K. The two will have the funding for two years’ study at either Cambridge or Oxford; Adam “hopes to pursue the MPhil in Geography and Environment at Oxford,” and Gavin “hopes to pursue an MPhil in Classics and an MPhil in Philosophy at Cambridge.”

The full emails are below the jump — go forth, read, and congratulate your incredibly talented peers.

SEAS Senior is School’s First Luce Scholar

(February 19, 2013)

Claire Duvallet ’13, a graduating senior in the School of Engineering and Applied Science, has been named to the 2013-2014 class of Luce Scholars, the Henry Luce Foundation announced earlier this week (http://www.hluce.org/lsnews.aspx#2013). Duvallet is the first SEAS student to have been awarded the scholarship.

The Luce Scholars Program is a nationally competitive fellowship program. It was launched by the Henry Luce Foundation in 1974 to enhance the understanding of Asia among potential leaders in American society. The program provides stipends, language training, and individualized professional placement in Asia for 15 to 18 Luce Scholars each year.

As a Luce Scholar, Duvallet hopes to build on her knowledge of biomedical engineering to work with point-of-care diagnostics in resource-poor settings in Asia.

Duvallet is one of 18 Luce Scholars in the 2013-2014 class, who were selected from 168 candidates submitted by nominating institutions across the U.S. In addition to being the first Luce Scholar from SEAS, Duvallet is the fifteenth Luce Scholar from Columbia since the program’s inception in 1974.

A really cheesy picture via Wikimedia

Kellett Fellowships Awarded to Two Columbia College Seniors

(February 14, 2013)

Two graduating seniors have been awarded Euretta J. Kellett Fellowships from Columbia College in support of postgraduate study in the United Kingdom. The two recipients, Adam Formica ’13 and Gavin McGown ’13, learned the results of this fellowship competition on Tuesday this week.

The Kellett Fellowship, awarded annually since 1932, provides graduating seniors with funding for two years of study at either Cambridge University or Oxford University. Selection committees consider academic distinction, the suitability of the proposed degree course in the U.K., and the potential to contribute to the host university community in evaluating each candidate.

Formica, an environmental science major and Udall and Goldwater Scholar, hopes to pursue the MPhil in Geography and Environment at Oxford. McGown, a double-major in Classics and philosophy and Junior φBK inductee, hopes to pursue an MPhil in Classics and an MPhil in Philosophy at Cambridge.

(Previous holders of the Kellett Fellowship include Norman Podhoretz, CC ’50, former editor-in-chief of Commentary and Presidential Medal of Freedom recipient; Eric Foner, CC ’63, award-winning American historian and DeWitt Clinton Professor of History at Columbia University; and Julie Glidden, CC ’87, e-government specialist and senior research fellow with the Institute for European Studies at Vrije Universiteit Brussel.)

 

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9 Comments

  1. adam formica  

    hottie with a body.

  2. So  

    Gavin is the perfect person.

  3. Borat  

    Columbia University. Most glorious in world. Can we make sexy time?

  4. Anon

    Real proud of you Adam. Congrats!

  5. Megan  

    CLAIRE YOU'RE SO AWESOME and you're gonna do great things that help a lot of people. I'm glad the people at Luce recognize that too. :)

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