Student awards for academic year 2018-2019

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Boren Scholarships are given to highly motivated people to learn critical languages and then work for the federal government. As part of the award, scholars agree to work in the federal government for at least a year. Read more about the awardee.

  • Miranda Kuzela, Russian, political science, global studies, and Spanish

The Cargill Global Scholar program provides financial support and leadership development opportunities to undergraduate students.

  • Patrick Baker, global studies and political science

Chancellor's Scholars are students who graduated last December or May and maintained 4.0 grade-point averages on all collegiate work at Nebraska and elsewhere. Read more about the award.

  • Lucy Ankenbauer, actuarial science
  • Bailey Barnes, psychology
  • Henry Bauer, classical languages and philosophy
  • Allison Black, economics, sociology, and political science
  • Johnathon Boyd, history
  • Justice Forte, political science and communication studies
  • Colton Hageman, biochemistry
  • Emily Jezewski, biological sciences
  • Catherine Jones, psychology
  • Jianzhi Lou, computer science and mathematics
  • Paige McCoy, history and classics and religious studies
  • Kristlin Mogensen, psychology
  • Amanda Nelson, psychology
  • Ethan Pugel, biological sciences
  • Ashley Renfro, psychology
  • Eleanor Schmidt, history
  • Alyssa Sloane, global studies and political science
  • Bailee Sobotka, biological sciences
  • Elizabeth Spaulding, mathematics
  • Randy Thomas, political science and communication studies
  • Megan Toney, psychology
  • Shelby Tuder, psychology
  • Zachary Warneke, mathematics and computer science

The Critical Language Scholarship Program is designed to expand the number of Americans studying and mastering critical foreign languages. The scholars gain important language and cultural skills that allow them to contribute to the United States' economic competitiveness and national security. Read more about this year's awardees.

  • Alexander Christensen, global studies
  • Liam McChristian, history and Russian with a minor in national security studies
  • Jared Noetzel, psychology
  • Gregory Tracey, global studies and economics with minors in with minors in Russian, mathematics and national security studies
  • Cooper Wright, political science and global studies with minors in Arabic, human rights and humanitarian affairs, national security studies and Spanish

The Fulbright Scholarship Program is designed to foster understanding between the United States and other countries. The Fulbright U.S. Student Program gives recent graduates, graduate students and young professionals the opportunity to conduct research, study or teach in one of 140-plus designated countries. Read more about the awardees and the award.

  • Katie Batenhorst, global studies and sociology (alumna '18)—Malaysia
  • Allison Black, political science and sociology (and economics)—Slovakia
  • Sofia Cranley, global studies, sociology and Spanish—Colombia
  • Sarah Vrtiska, global studies and German—Germany
  • Lee-Ann Sims, global studies (alternate)—Kazakhstan 
  • Christopher Etheredge, German and English (alternate)—Germany 

The Gilman Scholarship is awarded three times a year by the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs and administered by the Institute of International Education for students to study and intern in a diverse array of countries and to study languages, especially critical-need languages. Read more about the award.

  • Ryane Needles, junior, global studies, Spain, fall 2018
  • Anna Burbach, junior, biochemistry, Costa Rica, summer 2019
  • Martha Burns, senior, global studies, Costa Rica, summer 2019
  • Misael Heras, junior, global studies, Peru, summer 2019
  • Gisselle Hernandez, senior, biological sciences, Ethiopia and Zambia, summer 2019
  • Addisson Stugart, junior, political science, Chile, summer 2019
  • Shelena Zwiener, senior, psychology, Austria, summer 2019

Goldwater Scholarships provide funding to about 200 college sophomores and juniors nationwide in hopes of supporting future scientists, mathematicians and engineers. Read more about the award and awardee.

  • Lauren Lesiak, chemistry and biochemistry