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Lisa Kopelnik is one of 60 new Truman Scholars who will receive funding for graduate studies, leadership training, career counseling, and special internship and fellowship opportunities within the federal government.


Goldwater Scholars Catherine Cossaboom, left, is investigating the arithmetic statistical interactions between sets of restricted partitions, while Samuel Crowe works with data of a massive star-forming region in the galactic center of the Milky Way galaxy.


Kristin O’Donoghue, a fourth-year student double-majoring in political and social thought and history at the University of Virginia, has received a one-year James C. Gaither Junior Fellowship at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, where she will assist a Carnegie senior scholar in research.


Isabella Dressel is a fourth-year at the University of Virginia with a self-designed interdisciplinary major in atmospheric and environmental science, chemistry and physics. She will pursue a master’s degree in chemistry next year at Churchill College, Cambridge, under the supervision of Alex Archibald, a professor in atmospheric chemistry modeling at the University of Cambridge.


Mithra Dhinakaran will study global affairs at Beijing’s Tsinghua University as a Schwarzman Scholar. With a UVA degree in economics and global studies focusing on security and justice, Dhinakaran said her Schwarzman experience will further her in a career helping to shape foreign policy.


Grant GianGrasso, a scientist and musician who helped organize jazz performances at La Maison Française, the University’s French House, will study clinical medicine at the University of Oxford as a Rhodes Scholar.


Rujula Upasani will pursue a master's degree in infection and immunity at the University College London as a Rotary Global Grant Scholar.


The Goldwater Scholarship was designed to foster and encourage students to pursue research careers in natural sciences, engineering and mathematics. UVA’s 2023 winners are, from left, Isabella Dressel, Dawn Ford and Deniz Guney Olgun.


Luce Scholar Ibby Han will investigate how grassroots social movements shape the political landscape in Asia.


The U.S. Department of State has named the University of Virginia as a Fulbright U.S. Student Program Top Producing Institution for the 2022-23 academic year.

PHOTO: Benjamin Hazelton teaches English in an indigenous Paiwan community in Taimali, Taiwan, as part of the Fulbright program.


Courtney Hill, who graduated from the University of Virginia in 2020 with a Ph.D. in civil and environmental engineering, will be a science and technology fellow at the U.S. State Department’s Office of Japanese Affairs, starting in January, thanks to the American Association for the Advancement of Science.


Ryan Buscaglia, a 2021 University of Virginia graduate with a degree in political and social thought and foreign affairs, has been named the University’s 12th Schwarzman Scholar. The Schwarzman Scholarship is a one-year, fully funded master’s program in global affairs at Schwarzman College in Tsinghua University in Beijing.


After helping NASA translate interplanetary mission data, Zachary Yahn, a fourth-year University of Virginia student majoring in computer science and computer engineering, will research artificial intelligence in Dublin as a George J. Mitchell Scholar.


Zachary Yahn, a fourth-year double major in computer science and computer engineering at the University of Virginia, has been named a George J. Mitchell Scholar to study in Ireland.


Theo O’Neill, a rising fourth-year astronomy-physics and statistics major, will continue exploring space as an Astronaut Scholar.


Meredith Diloia, a native of Appalachia, has been named a Rotary International Scholar and will study sustainability in Scotland.


As Knight-Hennessy Scholars, Kristen “Kay” Barrett (left) will pursue a doctorate in English literature, while Katie Deal will pursue master’s degrees in public administration and business administration.


Two researchers, Theo O’Neill, left, and Zhiwen Xu, have received Goldwater Scholarships to further pursue their work.


Two graduating students, Abeba Amenshowa and Leigh Mante, are en route from the University of Virginia to diplomatic careers as Payne Fellows. The fellowship provides up to $104,000 in benefits over two years for graduate school, internships and professional development activities.


The Rangel Fellowship supports those who want to pursue a career in the foreign service of the U.S. Department of State.