Celebrating 10 Years of Excellence

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The Office of National Fellowships is celebrating 10 years of the development of student excellence by providing information and support throughout the fellowship application process. Through one-on-one mentoring and direct assistance, we are celebrating 10 years of helping help students identify and achieve their academic, public service, creative, and leadership goals.

Several of our former and current students were kind enough to provide us with testimonials of the benefits of their experience with the Office of National Fellowships.


Name:Daniel Ruiz
Year graduated: 2015
Current Education/Position:Heading to Chile on Fulbright to write poetry
Fellowship applied for: Rhodes, Fulbright


Name: Jacqueline Rojas
Year graduated: 2015
Current Education/Position: Global Citizenship Fellow, U.S. Fund for UNICEF
Fellowship applied for: Truman Scholarship, Boren Scholarship, Human In Action Fellowship, Junior Fellows Program for the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, Rotary Peace Fellowship, and the Fulbright.


Name: Sandy Noel
Year graduated: 2012
Fellowships applied for: Truman, PPIA, and Fulbright


Name: Ashley Thomson, Ph.D.
Year graduated: 2010
Current Education/Position: Assistant Professor of Environmental Engineering at Florida Gulf Coast University
Fellowship applied for: Udall, Truman, and National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship



Name: Cara N. Castellana Kreisman
Year graduated: 2006
Current Education/Position:Finishing a Master's in Finance
Fellowship applied for: Truman & Rhodes