The University previously announced Truman Scholarship recipient Sarah Donohoe.
To learn more about scholarship opportunities available to University of Portland students, please visit the website for the Office of Fellowships and Grants.
University of Portland scholarship and award winners include two Fulbright Grants to both a student and a 2009 alumna. Senior Cerice Keller, double major in English and German studies, received an English teaching assistantship to Germany. The 2009 alumna will study in Ireland. Since 2001, students from University of Portland have earned 48 Fulbright grants. The University has been a leader among its peer institutions in producing Fulbright scholars for several years, ranking first nationally in 2012-13, 2011-12, 2010-11, 2007-08; second nationally in 2009-10, 2008-09, 2006-07; and third nationally 2013-14
Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange Scholarship
Sarah Letendre, a senior environmental studies and German studies double major, has been awarded a Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange Scholarship for Young Professionals (CBYX) and will spend a year in Germany starting in July. CBYX is a fellowship founded by the German Bundestag and U.S. Congress. Each year, 75 American and 75 German young professionals are given the opportunity to spend a year in each others’ countries, studying, interning, and living with hosts on a cultural immersion program. During her time at the University, Letendre participated in the University’s Salzburg study abroad program and the prestigious Entrepreneurial Scholars program.
NCIIA/Epicenter Engineering University Innovation Fellows program
Kevin Bastien, a junior computer science major, has been accepted to the prestigious NCIIA/Epicenter Engineering University Innovation Fellows program. Bastien’s fellowship offers an opportunity for UP to have a member of this national group on campus in support of entrepreneurship and innovation initiatives within the Franz Center for Leadership. It will also support increased focus on entrepreneurship, leadership, and innovation within the Pamplin School of Business, the Shiley School of Engineering, and campus-wide.
NIH Postbac Training Program
Clarie Couch, a senior biology major, has been accepted into a NIH Postbac Training Program. Couch’s project with the NIH Postbac Training Program will involve genetic characterization and vaccine development for chlamydia. Couch will be working at Rocky Mountain Laboratories in Hamilton, Montana. Last year, Couch was a recipient of a prestigious Goldwater Scholarship.
National Science Foundation Graduate Student Grant
James Gaynor, a senior chemistry major, has been awarded a National Science Foundation Graduate Student Grant. Gaynor will be attending the University of Washington in the fall. Last year, Gaynor was a recipient of a prestigious Goldwater Scholarship.