Carnegie Mellon University

Student Awards

Carnegie Mellon students across all disciplines have received recognition for academic achievement, leadership and service. This page lists Churchill, Fulbright, Goldwater, Marshall, Rhodes, Truman and Udall scholars. For more information, visit a complete archive of major scholarship and fellowship award winners at Carnegie Mellon.


Churchill Scholarship

The Winston Churchill Foundation’s scholarship program offers American citizens of exceptional ability and outstanding achievement the opportunity to pursue graduate studies in engineering, mathematics or the sciences at Cambridge University's Churchill College in the United Kingdom. Carnegie Mellon has been home to 10 Churchill Scholars.

Judy Savitskaya, CMU'12
2012

Rebecca Krall, MCS'11
2011

Swati Varshney, CMU'10
2010

Courtney Ondeck, MCS'08
2008

J. Jason West, CIT'94, '98
1994

Peter N. Blossey, CIT'92
1992

Lawrence A. Riddle, MCS'76
1976

Kenneth E. Notary, CIT'73, TPR'76*
1973

Keith J. Meyer, CIT'72, '76, '78
1972

Norman B. McEachron, CIT'64
1964


Fulbright Scholarship

The U.S. Student Fulbright Program provides an unparalleled opportunity to teach, study and conduct research in 150 countries worldwide in order to increase mutual understanding among nations through educational and cultural exchange. The Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the United States Department of State sponsors the Fulbright Program. Carnegie Mellon has been home to 42 Fulbright Scholars.

Christian Aponte, DC'13
2013-2014

Sarah Ceurvorst, BXA'13
2013-2014

Missy Dunaway, BXA'10
2013-2014

Kimberly Josephson, DC'13
2013-2014

Carolyn Supinka, BXA'13
2013-2014

Minghui Zhang, CIT'13
2013-2014 

Eda Akyar, CMU'11
2011–2012

Steve Aro, MCS'11
2011–2012

Eleanor Erney, TPR/DC'11
2011–2012

Jane Herriman, CMU/DC'11
2011–2012

Adam Jaffe, BXA'07, CFA'10
2011–2012

Anna Lenhart, CIT'11
2011–2012

Marianna Sofman, CIT'11
2011–2012

Nathan Hall, CFA'08
2010–2011

James Harrell, DC'09
2010–2011

Megan Larcom, DC'10
2010–2011

Gregory Newby, MCS'09
2009–2010

Allison Reeves, CFA'08
2009–2010

Julia Stein, BXA'08
2009–2010

John Pena, CFA'08
2008–2009

Jonathan Minard, BXA'07
2008–2009

William Schlough, CFA'07
2008–2009

Rebecca Shore, CFA'08
2008–2009

Rebecca Snyder, CIT'08
2008–2009

Rashi Venkataraman, DC/S'08, HNZ'10
2008–2009

Gautam Gandhi, TPR'04
2007–2008

Sarah Rubin, DC'07
2007–2008

Bum Lee, CFA'06
2006–2007

Justin Hakuta, DC'04
2006–2007

Alisha Bhagat, DC'05
2005–2006

John Oduroe, CFA'03
2005–2006

Amanda Bougades, HNZ'03
2004–2005

Takahiro Noguchi, CFA'03
2004–2005

John Gasper, DC'00, '04
2003–2004

Lydia Steier, CFA'02
2002–2003

Kyle Dupre, TPR'99
1999–2000

Marian Goebes, CIT'99
1999–2000

Gil Alterovitz, CIT'98
1998–1999

Allis Ghim, TPR'95
1995–1996

Alexei Sacks, CIT'92, '95
1995–1996

Keith Allen, DC'94

1994–1995

Christine Cocca, CFA'93, HNZ '94
1994–1995


Goldwater Scholarship

The Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship, established by Congress in 1986 to honor Sen. Barry M. Goldwater, provides financial assistance to students pursuing careers in science, mathematics and engineering. One- and two-year scholarships are available to undergraduate students.  Carnegie Mellon has been home to 18 Goldwater Scholars.

Benjamin Cowley, CIT'12
2011

Stephanie Guerra, CMU'12
2011

Robert Tisherman, CIT'12
2011

Carmeline Dsilva, CIT'10
2009

Timothy Helbig, CMU'10
2009

Swati Varshney, CMU'10
2009

Andrew DeYoung, MCS'10
2008

Lawrence Jesper, SCS'10
2008

Sam Kim, CMU'09, HNZ'10
2008

Gregory Newby, MCS'09
2007

Samantha Spath, MCS'08
2007

Jonathan Stahlman, MCS'08
2007

Lauren Thorpe, CMU'08
2007

Satyan Pai, MCS'07
2006

Jennifer Anttonen, CMU'07
2005

Anita Shukla, CIT'06
2005

Peter Battaglino, CIT/MCS'05
2004

Shandor Dektor, CIT/MCS'05
2004


Marshall Scholarship

The Marshall scholarship, named in honor of U.S. Secretary of State George C Marshall, commemorates the humane ideals of the Marshall Plan. Up to 40 scholars from the United States are selected each year to complete graduate-level studies at an institution in the United Kingdom. Carnegie Mellon has been home to three Marshall Scholars.

Sheela Ramesh, CFA/DC'09
2009

Jeffrey Sheldon, CIT'69
1969 

James Langer, MCS'55
1955 


Rhodes Scholarship

The Rhodes Scholarship, established by British philanthropist and African colonial pioneer Cecil Rhodes, provides students around the world an opportunity to study at the prestigious University of Oxford in the United Kingdom. Each year, 32 Rhodes Scholars are selected from more than 300 colleges and universities to represent the United States. Carnegie Mellon has been home to four Rhodes Scholars.

Courtney Wittekind, CMU'13
2014 

Mindy Hebert DeRouen, MCS'02
2002

Cindi Dennis, SCS/MCS'00
2000

Robert Boyer, MCS'53*
1953


Truman Scholarship

The Truman Scholarship, established by Congress in 1977 to honor President Harry S. Truman, provides financial assistance for graduate study leading to a career in government or public service. Up to 60 Truman Scholars are selected nationwide each year based on leadership potential, intellectual ability and their "likelihood of making a difference."  Carnegie Mellon has been home to five Truman Scholars.

Amelia Nichols, DC'10
2009

Amy Cyphert, DC'01
2000

Terry Babcock-Lumish, DC'97
1996

Cameron Brown, DC'96
1995

Christopher Williams, CIT'89
1987


Udall Scholarship

The Morris K. Udall Scholarship, established by Congress in 1992 to honor Morris K. Udall's 30 years of service in the House of Representatives, honors college sophomores and juniors who are committed to pursuing careers related to the environment, as well as Native American and Alaskan native students with pursuing careers related to tribal policy or health care. Carnegie Mellon has been home to three Udall Scholars.

Dyanna Becker, CIT'11
2009

Ken Lau, CFA'07
2007

Isabella Cederquist, DC'06
2005

*Denotes faculty/alumni who are deceased.

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