AUBURN UNIVERSITY – Auburn University senior Patrick Donnan has been named a recipient of the prestigious Marshall Scholarship, becoming one of only 40 U.S. students selected to attend their choice of university in the United Kingdom.
“We are very proud of Patrick, both for his accomplishments at Auburn and for his being named a Marshall Scholar,” said Melissa Bauman, Auburn University assistant provost and director of the Honors College. “He has displayed great leadership in the classroom and the laboratory and in advancing science in the community.”
AUBURN – Auburn University senior Patrick Donnan has been named a finalist for the highly selective Marshall Scholarship for an opportunity to study in the United Kingdom next year.
He will interview at the British Consulate in Atlanta Nov. 12 to possibly be chosen as one of only 40 U.S. students named a Marshall Scholar and to attend their choice of any U.K. university. Approximately 900 students are endorsed annually for the scholarship by their respective universities, with 160 being named finalists.
AUBURN UNIVERSITY – Former Auburn swimmers and 2013 graduates Kyle Owens of Johnson City, Tenn., and Stuart Ferguson of Richmond, Va., have been awarded the NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship, considered one of the highest academic honors a student-athlete can receive.
The award measures success beyond the playing field, encompassing academic accomplishments, campus involvement, community service, volunteer activities and demonstrated leadership. One hundred seventy-four NCAA senior athletes across all sports and divisions are chosen each year and receive a $7,500 grant to pursue post-graduate education.
AUBURN UNIVERSITY – Auburn University student Jimmy Kaczmarek and 2012 graduate Paul Bergen have been selected as finalists for the prestigious Gates Cambridge Scholarship. Of all the nation’s public universities, only four – Auburn, UC-Berkeley, UCLA and Rutgers – can claim two finalists per institution.
Kaczmarek, a senior in chemical engineering who is conducting research under the direction of Mark Byrne, Breeden Associate Professor in the Samuel Ginn College of Engineering, will graduate in May. He holds a 3.97 grade point average. If awarded the scholarship, he plans to pursue a master’s degree in medical sciences within the Department of Oncology at Cambridge. Last spring he was named a Goldwater Scholarship honorable mention, a national award for undergraduates in the fields of science, technology, mathematics and engineering.
AUBURN UNIVERSITY – The Institute for International Education has awarded Auburn University senior Don’Neshia Clark a Gilman Scholarship to study at Istanbul Technical University in Turkey this spring.
Clark, of Homewood, Ala., is a senior in Auburn’s College of Architecture, Design and Construction.
“My goal for studying abroad is to experience and gain a better perspective of the world around us,” Clark said. “Studying in Turkey will provide me the opportunity to expand my knowledge and understanding of the historical context of architecture.”
The Benjamin A. Gilman Scholarship Program is a nationally competitive scholarship program sponsored by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs at the U.S. Department of State. The scholarship offers grants for U.S. citizen undergraduate students to pursue academic studies abroad.
AUBURN – Patrick Smyth, a senior in mechanical engineering in Auburn University’s Samuel Ginn College of Engineering, has been awarded a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship. The fellowship provides three years of support at $30,000 annually and an additional $10,500 cost of education allowance. The purpose of this fellowship program is to help ensure the vitality and diversity of the scientific and engineering workforce in the United States.
“I am honored to receive an NSF Graduate Fellowship, and think it is a reflection of the quality of the education that I received at Auburn and the many opportunities that I was offered here,” Smyth said. “I am looking forward to using the fellowship to build on the undergraduate foundation I started at Auburn.”