Office of National Scholarship Advisement

University of Mississippi


Barry Goldwater Scholarship  
2011-04-reinemann-nsaNikki Reinemann, 2012

Nikki is pursuing a Ph.D. in chemistry and biomolecular engineering at Vanderbilt University.

2010-04-hailey-nsaAnna Hailey, 2010

Anna is completing her Ph.D. in chemical and biological engineering at Princeton University.

2008-03-richardsonGeorge Richardson, Honorable Mention, 2008

After finishing his degree in mathematics at the University of Mississippi George works as an Operations Research Analyst at FedEx in Memphis.

 

2007-05-russell-b1Brandon Russell, 2007

Brandon completed his Ph.D. in biological engineering with a minor in global health from MIT in 2014 and is currently employed as a Medical Science Liaison.

 

2006-elsohly-b2Adel Elsohly, 2007

Currently a postdoctoral student at the University of California Berkeley, Adele completed his Ph. D. in synthetic organic chemistry at Columbia University in 2012.

2006-watsonSam Watson, 2006

Samuel completed his Ph.D. in mathematics at MIT in 2015 and is currently the Tamarkin Assistant Professor of Mathematics at Brown College.

NSEP Boren Scholarship
fuller boren-200x300Corey Fuller, 2015

Corey graduated in 2016 from the University of Mississippi with a major in Arabic and a minor in military science. He will be commissioned as a second lieutenant in the U.S. Army.

 

Steven-Mockler-e1435679774443Steven Mockler, 2015

Steven completed his capstone year in China and graduated in 2016 from the University of Mississippi with a B.A. in international studies.

Alison_Bartel_Frame-479x640-e1398721858173Alison Bartel, China, 2014

Alison will complete her M.A. in global communication at The George Washington University in 2017. She is a program associate at Meridian International Center.

Bumpas-e1398721599878William Bumpas, China, 2014

William graduated with a B.A. in international studies from the University of Mississippi in 2014. He will attend Oxford University to pursue a master’s degree in 2016.

 

Fulbright U.S. Student Award  
Maggie Hall, 2016

 

Maggie graduated with a B.A. in international studies and German from the University of Mississippi in 2016.

Hunter Gabbard, 2016

As a member of the LIGO team, Hunter was part of the collaboration that validated Einstein’s theory of gravitational waves. He graduated with a degree in physics from the University of Mississippi.

 

Jordan-Troisi-2-e1434737727971Jordan Troisi, 2015

Jordan is a master’s candidate in modern languages at the University of Mississippi.

Colby-Woods-e1434737585725Colby Woods, 2015

Colby graduated from the University of Mississippi in 2015 with a B.A. in international studies and German.

Shea-e1404854351372Michael Shea, 2014

Michael graduated with an M.F.A. in creative writing from the University of Mississippi in 2014 before accepting an English Teaching Assistantship to Argentina.

Shuford-Photo-2-e1398714766432Katie Shuford, 2014

Katie studied at the Zoltan Kodaly Pedagogical Institute of Music in Kecskemet, Hungary and now teaches music at an elementary school in Washington D.C.

Ezelle-Photo-e1368200092241Ryan Ezelle, 2013

Following his Fulbright teaching English in the Dominican Republic Ryan entered law school at the University of Virginia.

2012-ducote-fulbrightMartin Ducote, 2012

Martin finished a M.S. in mechanical engineering at Michigan State University in 2015 and now works with GE Aviation.

2011-10-dpolkDeeneaus “D” Polk, 2011

Deeneaus was awarded the German Chancellor Fellowship in 2015 allowing him to conduct research for a year in Germany.

 

2010-05-nielsenStuart Nielsen, 2010

Stuart finished a M.Sc. at Villanova University and is currently a biology Ph.D. candidate at the University of Mississippi. Stuart studies southern African lizards.

 

2009-06-kenneth-jonesKenneth Jones, 2009

Kenneth received a Post-Graduate Diploma from the University of Leicester and his M.A. from the University of Mississippi and currently teaches at Northwest Mississippi Community College.

2008-07-boehmerMary Catherine Boehmer, 2007

Mary Catherine earned a M.A. in TESOL from Teachers College at Columbia University in 2012 currently teaches at Bunker College and Northeastern University.

2007-05-sharman-bBill Sharman, 2007

Bill earned an M.A. in international history from the University of Geneva, Switzerland in 2013 and is currently pursing a Ph.D. at Duke University.

 

2009-06-BrookeBrooke Bagley Worthy, 2003

Following her Fulbright year in Hungary, Brooke earned her M.A. degree in music, was a public school teacher and then academic programs and admissions coordinator at the Croft Institute.

2009-06-lee-ann1Lee Ann Jarrett, 2002

Lee Ann earned her M.S.N. and then went on to finish her Ph.D. in nursing science in 2016 from Vanderbilt University. Her dissertation was titled Health-Related Stigma in Advanced Lung Cancer.

Gates Cambridge Scholarship
OMLP-Portrait-Compressed-176x220-e1432836132555Chiedozie Ibekwe, 2015

Chiedozie completed a M.P.S. in supply chain management at Penn State and a M.Phil in public policy at Sidney Sussex College at Cambridge University. He is currently an M.B.A candidate at Harvard Business School.

 

2006-watsonSam Watson, 2009

Samuel completed his Ph.D. in mathematics at MIT in 2015 and is currently the Tamarkin Assistant Professor of Mathematics at Brown College.

George C. Marshall Scholarship  
2009-06-james-rigbyJ.R. Rigby, 2002

James is currently a Research Hydrologist with the USDA. He completed his Ph.D. in hydrology and fluid dynamics at the Pratt School of Engineering at Duke University.

 

 
George J. Mitchell Scholarship  
2010-05-cavenyChelsea Caveny, 2010

Chelsea completed a M.A. in community education, equality and social activism at the National University of Ireland, Maynooth. She is currently in law school at the University of Alabama.

Harry S. Truman Scholarship
Dickason-picture-426x640-e1398722805583Christine Dickason, Finalist, 2014

Christine currently serves as Deputy Associate Director of Correspondence, office of the First Lady, The White House. She will pursue a M.P.P at George Washington University in 2017.

 

Adam-Blackwell-picAdam Blackwell, Finalist, 2013

Adam is the Southern California Finance Director, LGBT Equality Council at the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee.

2012-02-huffmanZack Huffman, Finalist, 2012

Zach was a member of the Teach for American Corps in 2013 and he ran for the Mississippi state legislature in 2015.

2010-05-cavenyChelsea Caveny, 2010

Chelsea completed a M.A. in community education, equality and social activism at the National University of Ireland, Maynooth. She is currently in law school at the University of Alabama.

 

2009-04-mcgrawJake McGraw, 2009

Jake completed a M.Phil in economic and social history from the University of Oxford in 2013 and is now a project coordinator for Rethink Mississippi at the William Winter Institute for Racial Reconciliation.

2009-01-shadShad White, 2007

Shad completed a M.Sc. in economic and social history at the University of Oxford and a J.D. at Harvard Law School. He worked as the campaign manager for the Phil Bryant for governor campaign and is currently an associate at Butler Snow LLP.

 

2009-06-joel-fykeJoel Fyke, 2004

After completing a masters in law and human rights at the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Joel received a law degree from Stanford University Law School. He is currently an associate at Forman Watkins and Krutz LLP.

 

2009-06-keyana-mitchellKeyana Mitchell, 2001

Keyana earned her M.D. from Emory University in 2006 and is a pediatrician at Gwinnett Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine in the Atlanta area.

National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship  
2011-04-reinemann-nsaNikki Reinemann, 2015

Nikki is pursuing a Ph.D. in chemistry and biomolecular engineering at Vanderbilt University.

 

Megan-Smith-NSF-e1434737314974Megan Smith, 2015

Megan is a Ph.D. candidate in the department of evolution, ecology, and organismal biology at The Ohio State University.

2012-04-brian-foster-nsfBrian Foster, (UNC Chapel Hill), 2012

Brian completed his masters degree in sociology from the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill and is finishing his Ph.D. in sociology.

 

2006-watsonSam Watson, 2009

Samuel completed his Ph.D. in mathematics at MIT in 2015 and is currently the Tamarkin Assistant Professor of Mathematics at Brown College.

2007-05-russell-bBrandon Russell, MIT, 2009

Brandon completed his Ph.D. in biological engineering with a minor in global health from MIT in 2014 and is currently employed as a Medical Science Liaison.

 

2006-elsohly-b2Adel Elsohly, 2007

Currently a postdoctoral student at the University of California Berkeley, Adele completed his Ph. D. in synthetic organic chemistry at Columbia University in 2012.

NCHC Portz Scholar
Amir-Aziz-233x300Amir Aziz, 2015

Amir has begun doctoral work in French at the University of Texas at Austin. His concentration will be in international law and human rights, with the goal of having a career at the United Nations.

 

2011-08-parsonsRyan Parsons, 2011

Ryan was a project manager at the McLean Institute for Public Service and Community Engagement from 2013-2015. He has a M.Phil. in development studies at the University of Cambridge and is currently a Ph.D. candidate in sociology at Princeton University.

Rhodes Scholarship  
T McGraw142012Taylor McGraw, Finalist, 2011

Taylor completed a M.F.A. in creative writing at the New School in 2016. Prior to that he completed a M.A. in elementary education and teaching at the Relay Graduate School of Education. He currently works as a math intervention specialist at Success Academy Charter Schools.

 

2009-04-mcgraw1Jake McGraw, Finalist, 2010

Jake completed a M.Phil in economic and social history from the University of Oxford in 2013 and is now a project coordinator for Rethink Mississippi at the William Winter Institute for Racial Reconciliation.

2009-vince-rhodes-finalistVince Chamblee, Finalist, 2009

Vince worked as a Parliamentary intern for the Scottish Parliament in 2009 and has been vice president of Diversified Trust in Memphis, Tennessee since 2013.

2009-01-shad1Shad White, 2008

Shad completed a M.Sc. in economic and social history at the University of Oxford and a J.D. at Harvard Law School. He worked as the campaign manager for the Phil Bryant for governor campaign and is currently an associate at Butler Snow LLP.

 

Rotary Ambassadorial Scholarship
2009-06-douglaswilliamsDouglas Fugate Caldwell Williams, 2009

Douglas received his M.A. in economics from the University of British Columbia in 2011 and currently works as an economist and marketing director for the Jerome Levy Forecasting Center, LLC.

 

Lindsay Blaire Beeman, 2008

 

Lindsay earned a M.A.S. in humanitarian action from the Graduate Institute for International Development Studies and University of Geneva in 2010. She is currently an Associate Specialist in Grant Management for the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Maleria in Geneva, Switzerland.

 

 
Soros Fellowship  
2006-elsohly-b1Adel Elsohly, (Columbia University) 2009

Currently a postdoctoral student at the University of California Berkeley, Adele completed his Ph. D. in synthetic organic chemistry at Columbia University in 2012.

 

 

 

 
Tau Beta Pi Laureate
2010-bonningtonChristina Bonnington, 2010

Christina graduated with a B.Sci. in electrical engineering from the University of Mississippi in 2010 and currently works as the Technology Editor at Refinery29, Inc.

 

Udall Scholarship
Photo by Robert Jordan/Ole Miss Communications

Photo by Robert Jordan/Ole Miss Communications

Grace Sullivan, 2016

 

Grace works for the Office of Sustainability as Game Day Recycling Coordinator and studies sociology at the University of Mississippi.

 

kendallmcdonaldportrait-511x640-e1398782833164Kendall McDonald, Honorable Mention, 2014

 

Kendall has a B.A. in public policy leadership and currently serves as Post Baccalaureate Fellow of Sustainability at the University of Mississippi.

 

2012-cook-udallTaylor Cook, 2012

 

Taylor works as the advertising account manager and photographer for the Daily Mississippian and studies integrated marketing communications.

 

2008-04-waiteAlecia Waite, 2008

 

Alecia received her M.A. in economics at Duke University in 2012 and is pursuing a Ph.D. in economics at the University of Michigan where she received a Dow Sustainability Fellowship. Her focus is environmental economics.