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One of the best crops of the spring for Monterey Institute students and their many faculty and staff supporters on campus is the thick envelopes announcing awards for fellowships and scholarships that arrive in the mail this time of year. The yield for 2013 was remarkable!

The following Monterey Institute students will continue research in their chosen fields via the highly competitive and prestigious Fulbright scholarships:

  • Annie Rouse (MAIEP ’13) will work on hemp-related issues in Canada.
  • Sam Fielding (MAIEP ’13) will study Chinese and environmental issues in China.
  • Tina Rose Novero (MPA ’11) will be conducting research in the Philippines based on work she started with Team Peru.

Other fellowships and scholarships include:

  • Casey Mahoney (MANPTS ‘12), selected as a Nunn-Lugar Fellow, will be serving in the office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Nuclear, Chemical, and Biological Defense Programs.
  • MIIS graduate Amanda Sackett (MAIEP ’12) was among thirteen 2013 California Sea Grant Fellows in marine policy and resource management, a very prestigious honor. Amanda will work at the Ocean Protection Council. Each State Fellow receives a stipend of $3,300 per month for up to a year.
  • Ronald Craft (MANPTS ’13) was awarded a much-sought-after Presidential Management Fellowship, providing two years of employment as part of a highly selective leadership development program for potential government leaders.
  • Jennifer Dahnke (MANPTS ‘13), Lovely Umayam (MANPTS ‘14) and Jessica Bufford (MANPTS ‘12) were awarded the Nonproliferation Graduate Fellowship and will all be working at the National Nuclear Security Administration in the US Department of Energy in Washington, DC for one year starting this summer.
  • Two Monterey Institute students were also awarded Boren Fellowships, providing up to $30,000 to U.S. graduate students to add an important international and language component to their education through specialization in area study, language study, or increased language proficiency. Sarah E. Norris (MANPTS ’14) will be going to Russia and Morgan Tucker (MPA ’14) to Brazil. Two other MIIS students were chosen as alternates: Carmen Paraison (MAIPS ’14) and Kay Park (MANPTS ’13).
  • Another four MIIS students will receive Critical Language Scholarships from the U.S. State Department, providing fully funded summer language institutes for U.S. university students. Gabriella Abrego (MAIPS ’14) and Heather Frank (MAIEM ’14) will study Chinese in China, Shane Mason (MANPTS ’14) will study Urdu in India, and Jennifer Tribble (MANPTS ’14) will be going to Oman to study Arabic.

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