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Baruch Students Win Nationally Competitive Awards in 2018-19



Baruch College students throughout the 2018-19 school year exemplified their academic success and interest in global studies by earning selection for several awards and fellowships.

In the 2018-19 academic year, 21 Baruch students won nationally competitive awards. They secured these honors in 14 different award programs among thousands of applicants from across the United States.  

Award-Winning Recipients

Schwarzman Scholar: Abdourahamane Diallo

Schwarzman Scholars work towards a one-year Master’s Degree at Tsinghua University in Beijing, China. Degrees in Public Policy, Economics & Business and International Studies are available.

Learn more about Mr. Diallo and the Schwarzman Scholarship program here.

Presidential Management Fellow: Marc Boyd

Established by Executive Order in 1977, the Presidential Management Fellow (PMF) program selects outstanding graduate students across academic disciplines for rigorous assignments in the Federal government. The PMF fellowship aims to train a “cadre of potential government leaders” who are well-prepared to meet the future challenges of public service.

See which government agency Mr. Boyd will begin working for this fall here.

Congress Bundestag Youth Exchange Fellowship: Jessica Arias

The Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange for Young Professionals (CBYX) is a fellowship that immerses U.S. students to German language and culture with two months of German language training; one semester of classes at a German university, technical school, or professional school; and a three-month internship in their career field.

Read more about Ms. Arias and the CBYX Fellowship here.

Public Policy and International Affairs Fellowship: Jeemin Cha

The Public Policy and International Affairs (PPIA) Fellowship program helps students achieve a Master's or joint degree, typically in public policy, public administration, international affairs or a related field. The PPIA Junior Summer Institute is a seven-week program structured to introduce or strengthen skills in economics, statistics, policy analysis, writing, public speaking and organization/time management.

Find out more about Mr. Cha and this Fellowship here.

New York City Urban Fellow: Hermanoschy Bernard

Sponsored by the City of New York and considered the premier training program in government, Urban Fellows is a highly selective, nine-month paid fellowship, which combines work in Mayoral offices and City agencies with volunteer service opportunities.

Learn more about Mr. Bernard and the Urban Fellows award here.

Venture for America Fellowship: Sophanie Occean

The Venture for America Fellowship program selects recent graduates from around the country to work in start-up environments and equips them with the skills and resources needed to create jobs in American cities.

More information about Ms. Occean’s recognition can be read here.

Jeannette K. Watson Fellowships: Alina Camejo, Hamida Chumpa

The Watson Fellowship is an innovative three-year program that provides outstanding undergraduates from 12 New York City colleges with personal, professional, and cultural immersions in the U.S. and abroad. At the center of the program are paid summer internships at leading nonprofit, government and private enterprise organizations in New York City and around the world. 

Read more about Ms. Camejo and Ms. Chumpa, as well as the Watson Fellowship here.

Freeman-ASIA Awards: Franchesca Adamski, Vivian Chen, Natalie Chu, Joyce Yu

Freeman Awards for Study in Asia supports U.S.-based undergraduates with demonstrated financial need who are planning to study overseas in East or Southeast Asia. The goal is to increase the number of U.S. citizens and permanent residents with first-hand exposure to and understanding of Asia and its people and cultures.

See more about the four Baruch recipients and the Freeman-ASIA award here.

Gilman International Scholarships: Sumaiya Hassan, Hanjie Kuang, Wendy Lei, Scarlett Rodriguez, Ashleigh Joseph, Ana Karen Santiago Martinez, Vanessa Panora, Joyce Yu

Sponsored by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, the Gilman Scholarship provides over 2,300 awards of up to $5,000 each year that supports students as they apply towards study abroad or internship programs. 

Read about Baruch’s winter/spring 2019 recipients here, and the fall 2018 winners here.

Harold W. Rosenthal Fellowship: Daisy Flores, Nadira Ramudit

This fellowship honors Harold W. Rosenthal, a Senate staff member who, in 1976, while engaged in a successful career in foreign relations, was a victim of international terrorism and killed at the age of 29. Each year, graduate students are selected to spend the summer months working on foreign policy issues in the executive and legislative branches of the U.S. government.

Learn more about the winners and the fellowship here.

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 (Story published on 5/24/19)

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