Celebrating Graduate Student Fellowship Awards

August 23, 2019

The Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences celebrates its students and their many accomplishments. Each year, we spotlight students who have received competitive national fellowships and reached noteworthy scholarly achievements.

AAS Mass Media Fellowship

The competitive AAS Mass Media Fellowship places students from science, engineering, and mathematics fields in prominent media organizations for a 10-week summer program. A recent graduate of the Dietrich School's Department of Biological Sciences, Dr. Nikki Forrester was a recipient of this fellowship in 2019, securing a positiong with the The St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

Mellon/ACLS Dissertation Completion Fellowship

Sponsored by a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, every year the Mellon/ACLS Dissertation Completion Fellowship awards a year of support to ca.65 promising scholars in the humanities and social sciences. The 2019 recipients include Zina Ward, a Ph.D. candidate in the Dietrich School's Department of History and Philosophy of Science.

National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship (NSF-GRF)

The NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program provides up to three years of support intended to nurture awardees’ ambition to become lifelong leaders who contribute significantly to both scientific innovation and teaching.

In 2019, four current Dietrich School graduate students were awarded this prestigious fellowship. The recipients are:

  • Tiffany Lynn Betras, Biological Sciences / Ecology
  • Shirley Duong, Developmental Psychology
  • Samantha Fontaine, Biological Sciences / Evolutionary Biology
  • Esther Esmeralda Palacios-Barrios, Developmental Psychology

Current Dietrich School students receiving honorable mentions : 

Julia Sarah Feldman (developmental psychology); Mattheus De Souza (macromolecular chemistry, supramolecular chemistry and nanochemistry); Nick Chehade (neurosciences); Kevin Christopher Cassidy (biophysics); Anthony Travis Bogetti (chemical theory, models and computational methods); and, Sarah L. Aghjayan (clinical health psychology).

Read more about these and other awards on the Provost website.