Sorin Scholars in the News


Sorin Scholar Harisa Spahic Named 2018 Salutatorian

Harisa Spahic, a CUSE Sorin Scholar, has been named the University of Notre Dame's 2018 Salutorian. Read the story here.

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Sorin Scholar Katie Gallagher Receives 2018 Goldwater Scholarship

Katie Gallagher, a CUSE Sorin Scholar, has received the 2018 Goldwater Scholarship.Named for former U.S. Sen. Barry Goldwater, the Goldwater Scholarship encourages outstanding undergraduate students to pursue careers in the fields of mathematics, the natural sciences and engineering. It is the pre-eminent scholarship of its type in those fields. Read the story here.

Katie was also named an Honorable Mention for the award in 2017.


Sorin Scholar Roge Karma Receives 2018 Senior Thesis Award

The Paul Bartholomew Prize for the best senior thesis in the field of political theory goes to Roge Karma for his thesis, "Civic Education as Estrangement and Love: Rethinking National Narratives:" advised by Mark Roche.

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Sorin Scholar Kiley Adams Receives 2017 Fulbright Award

Kiley Adams, a CUSE Sorin Scholar, received a Fulbright Study Research Award to India to study community based rehabilition practices in the country . Read the story here

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Sorin Scholar Grace Watkins Receives 2017 Rhodes Scholarship

Grace Watkins, a CUSE Sorin Scholar, received 2017 Rhodes Scholarship to enroll in a joint J.D./Ph.D at Oxford and to specialize in public interest law. Read the story here

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Sorin Scholar Sree Kancherla Receives 2017 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship

Sree Kancherla, a CUSE Sorin Scholar, received the 2017 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship, which he will use to pursue a PhD in Economics at Berkeley. Read the story here

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Sorin Scholar Jenny Ng Selected for the 2017 Yenching Academy

Jenny Ng, a CUSE Sorin Scholar, was selected for the 2017 Yenching Academy, a globally competitive award that provides a full scholarship and stipend to pursue an interdisciplinary master’s degree at China’s top university. Read the story here

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Sorin Scholar Maria Mendoza Received 2017 First Prize ULRA for Senior Thesis

Maria Mendoza, a CUSE Sorin Scholar, received first prize for her senior thesis , "Political Polarization in Venezuela under Hugo Chávez" advised by Michael Coppedge. Read the story here


Sorin Scholar's Lily Kang & Ian Tembe Publish 2016's "A Letter to My Freshman Self"

In 2016, the first edition of "A letter to My Freshman Self" was created and published by a team including two Sorin Scholars, Lily Kang and Ian Tembe. Learn more about the book and where to purchase it here

You can read an interview with Lily and how she came up with the idea for the book here

The second edition of the book, released in 2018, was edited and lead by team including two additional Sorin Scholars, Haley Kempf and Matthew Bulgarelli. 


Sorin Scholar Grace Watkins Receives 2016 Truman Scholarship

Grace Watkins, a CUSE Sorin Scholar, received 2016 Truman Scholarship.Established in 1975 as a living memorial to President Harry S. Truman, the prestigious scholarship includes $30,000 in graduate study funds, priority admission and supplemental financial aid at select institutions, leadership training, career and graduate school counseling, and internship opportunities within the federal government. Read the story here


Sorin Scholar Pete Freeman Receives 2016 GilmanScholarship

Pete Freeman, a CUSE Sorin Scholar, spent fall 2016 in Rwanda, thanks to the Gilman Scholarship. Read the story here

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Sorin Scholar Bright Gyamfi Receives 2014 Gilman Award for Study Abroad

Bright Gyamfi, a CUSE Sorin Scholar, spent fall 2014 in London, thanks to the Gilman Scholarship. Read the story here