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Scholars Receive National Honors

This originally appeared in the Haslam Scholars Program Spring Newsletter. To download the entire newsletter, please click here.

By Laura Vaught, HSP Graduate Assistant

Several Haslam Scholars received national scholarships or fellowships this year.

Junior Summer Awad received the John Lewis Fellowship through Humanity in Action. She will spend the summer at the Center for Civil and Human Rights in Atlanta. The program hosts thirty European and American students for an “intensive program about diversity and civil rights in America.”

Junior Ben Brock was one of three students from the state of Tennessee to be named a 2015 Goldwater Scholar. The Goldwater Scholarship is awarded to science, math, and engineering students who intend to pursue research careers. Ben plans to use his award to conduct research in scientific computing and computer architecture and compiler design.

Freshman Joshua Brown will spend his summer in Amman, Jordan, as part of the Council on International Educational Exchange Study Abroad program. He will study Arabic and participate in Jordanian cultural activities.

Senior Shivani Goyal will be joining the 2015 Teach for America Corps at a school in Indianapolis. Teach for America is a national nonprofit organization whose mission is to elim- inate education inequity. Shivani will be using her HSP research on community inequality in Knoxville to inform her work in Indianapolis.

Freshman David Marsh received the National Diabetes Scholars Foundation Award, which recognizes high-performing students who “are actively involved in the diabetes community, participate in community and/or extracurricular activities, and who have demonstrated that they are successfully managing the challenges
of living with diabetes.”

Senior R. J. Vogt received a fellowship through the Princeton in Asia program to
work at an English-language newspaper (the Myanmar Times) in Yangon, Myanmar. The mission of Princeton in Asia is to “promote good will and understanding and to facilitate in every way the free interchange of the best ideals in the civilizations of both East and West.”