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Stellar Students Win National Scholarships

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wolf statueCHASS students continue to raise the bar. Here’s a sampling of the prestigious scholarships our students have earned:

Alexander Gloss (Psychology) won a National Science Foundation fellowship for graduate research. Alexander is a doctoral student in psychology who came to NC State from the University of Colorado-Boulder. His fellowship includes three years of support and an annual stipend of $30,000, a cost-of-education allowance, TeraGrid Supercomputer access and international research and professional development opportunities.

Heidi Klumpe (English and Chemical Engineering) was one of four NC State students to earn a Goldwater Scholarship of up to $7,500, awarded to outstanding students preparing for careers as scientists, mathematicians and engineers. Heidi, who’s from Murfreesboro, Tenn,  is a Park Scholar and a member of the University Honors Program.

Alex Martin (International Studies and Business Administration) won the Binational Business Internship Fulbright Scholarship to Mexico. Only nine such awards are made. Alex is a Caldwell Fellow and a Hamilton Scholar who was featured in NC State’s Bulletin for his entrepreneurial efforts on behalf of a local fair trade store.

Matthew Ostrowski (History and Chemical Engineering) also won a National Science Foundation fellowship for graduate research. Matthew, a senior from Durham, is a member of the University Honors Program. He plans to attend the University of California at Berkeley.Like Alexander Gloss, his fellowship includes three years of support and an annual stipend of $30,000, a cost-of-education allowance, TeraGrid Supercomputer access and international research and professional development opportunities.

Lindsey Pullum (Political Science) was one of four NC State students to earn the highly prestigious Mathews Medal that recognizes seniors who have made significant contributions based on leadership and service. Lindsey, who’s from Wilmington, N.C., was elections chair for student government. She founded the university’s first Arabic Club. As a resident adviser, she organized educational and cultural programs for other students. She also mentored an elementary school student and a number of incoming NC State freshmen.

Drew Rothenberg (Psychology) was a finalist for the Gates-Cambridge Scholarship — a feat in and of itself. This scholarship is awarded to outstanding applicants who want to pursue postgraduate work at the University of Cambridge, England. The program “aims to build a global network of future leaders committed to improving the lives of others.” Drew spent last summer in the UK on a research project involving child abuse. Read about his experience in the Park News. Drew plans to continue working with children and obtain his Ph.D. in clinical child psychology. He’s also considering the possibility of divinity school after he completes his doctorate.