September 10, 2009
Winter Park, Fl. (September 10, 2009)- During the 2008-09 academic year, a record number of Rollins students completed applications for competitive awards, scholarships, or fellowships.
A record 20 students completed 23 applications through the Office of External and Competitive Scholarships. From this pool, five students and one alumnus were awarded four Fulbright Awards, one American Graduate Fellowship, and one Boren Scholarship. Rollins also had three National Science Foundation honorable mentions, and one Hertz Fellowship semifinalist. Each of these prestigious awards, scholarships, and fellowships draw applicants from top college and universities and are highly competitive.
“Securing such high-profile scholarships is another indication of the quality of Rollins’ education,” said Rollins President Lewis M. Duncan. “These accomplishments are significant for a college of fewer than 1,800 undergraduate students.”
In recent years, Rollins has been identified in The Chronicle of Higher Education as a “Top Producer of Fulbright Awards for U.S. Students,” and this year was no exception. Rollins had seven applicants for the Fulbright program. From the seven applicants, six became finalists. Three were selected to receive Fulbright teaching awards and a fourth was chosen for a Fulbright research award.
The following highlights the 2008-09 successes of Rollins students and alumni:
American Graduate Fellowship
National Science Foundation Honorable Mentions
Hertz Fellowship Semi-Finalist