Courtney N. Catris

Courtney N. Catris

Bunzl USA, Inc. Scholarship, 2015
Lila Neahring

Lila Neahring

National Merit $2500 Scholarship
underwritten by
State Farm Companies Foundation, 2011
Michael K. Bervell

Michael K. Bervell

National Achievement $2500 Scholarship, 2015
Lucy M. Richardson

Lucy M. Richardson

National Merit $2500 Scholarship, 2011
Zachary H. Bielak

Zachary H. Bielak

National Merit $2500 Scholarship
underwritten by 3M Company, 2011
Vanessa M. Moody

Vanessa M. Moody

National Achievement Boule Foundation Scholarship, 2015
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Jason C. Silverman
Jason C. Silverman earned a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree in astronautical engineering from the University of Southern California (USC). As an incoming freshman, he was one of only ten recipients of the Mork Family Scholarship, an internationally competitive, full-tuition award for USC students. He was further honored in both his junior and senior years of college when he was selected as a winner of the prestigious Astronaut Scholarship, an award provided by a foundation created by the Mercury 7 astronauts in order to support U.S. students of science and engineering.
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Kaeli Subberwal
Kaeli Subberwal is currently attending the University of Chicago, where she plans to study astrophysics. Kaeli has long been interested in physics and astronomy. In high school, she founded the cosmology club and volunteered with two after-school science clubs for middle school students. She also attended summer science programs: she studied cosmology at Stanford University and physics at Oxford University. Through research and education, Kaeli hopes to expand our scientific knowledge of the universe and increase public interest in astronomy and science.
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Christopher R. Larry
As a senior in high school, Christopher R. Larry attended an immersive science and engineering program at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). In his six weeks at Minority Introduction to Engineering and Science (MITES), Christopher learned the value of collaborating to solve scientific problems. “This experience taught me that constructive group interaction and working with others, rather than being competitive or independent, is often the best way to achieve a goal,” he says.
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Kathryn DuHadway
As a member of a preprofessional ballet company, Kathryn DuHadway spent an average of 17 hours dancing every week in high school. Her extensive involvement in dance forced her to develop excellent discipline and time management. Although ballet practice left her with numerous injuries, Kathryn nonetheless calls dance “invigorating” and her “most cherished hobby.” She says, “Dance has brought me beauty and it has brought me pain, and I cannot imagine my life without it.”
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Matthew D. Hing
While still an undergraduate at the University of Notre Dame, Matthew D. Hing engaged directly with complex global health problems in the developing world. In Puebla, Mexico, Matthew completed an internship at an HIV/AIDS clinic and shadowed medical students at public hospitals to study surgery and obstetrics. During an internship in Jinotepe, Nicaragua, he worked with staff members at a small, government-run clinic to establish a program to provide improved services and education for pregnant women in remote areas. The program empowered women to act as healthcare providers within their communities.
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