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One current student and two UB alumni and have won Fulbright awards, the prestigious national competition for grants to study, research and teach abroad in 2021-22. The three winners—joined by two UB alternates—were especially notable this year because of the disruption to the program from the pandemic.
Mentorship Program Connects Underrepresented Students With Peers
The Schomburg-Honors mentorship program connects underrepressented Schomburg fellows and Honors College students interested in graduate school. In their roles as mentors in the program, Schomburg fellows offer undergraduates from the Honors College advice and direction to help them advance both personally and professionally.
UB Doctoral Student, Jamal Williams, Receives NIH Diversity Award
Jamal B. Williams is on his way to completing his doctorate in neuroscience at UB. He is also on his way to a postdoctoral position, thanks to an award from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke of the National Institutes of Health.
Fellowships and scholarships are among the most valuable forms of aid you can receive during your college career and are designed to support students who have exceptional academic records and potential.
When one of Mariangela Perrella’s faculty mentors wrote her a recommendation for the Fulbright Scholarship, she called Perrella a “thinking dancer and a dancing thinker.” She combines a passion for integrating dance and movement with innovative classroom techniques that help teach children with special needs.
Called a “rising star” by top engineering faculty and administrators, Ian DesJardin stands out among the university’s exemplary students. His mission: launching a satellite built at UB to gather data on space debris to provide a way to better track the debris and hopefully avoid collisions with active satellites.
Ali Al Qaraghuli chose electrical engineering because it is a common platform that combines multiple interests. The Arthur A. Schomburg Fellowship affords Al Qaraghuli the opportunity to do further research in a field that interests him.
Jenny Simon received a Critical Language Scholarship in 2018 and has applied for a Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship in Mongolia to pursue her dreams of learning more about China and becoming a teacher.
Izzy Starr has received a prestigious fellowship from Microsoft Research. The Ada Lovelace Fellowship is a new fellowship for Microsoft Research and Starr is one of the first five students to receive it.
Sean Kaczmarek was chosen to receive a Marshall Scholarship, one of the most selective graduate fellowships available to American undergraduates and an honor many consider the country's most prestigious scholarship.