Two UA Students Win Prestigious Goldwater Scholarship

April 8th, 2021

The Barry Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Program has selected two University of Alabama students as Goldwater Scholars for 2021-2022. The selections bring the number of UA students who have received Goldwater scholarships to 59.

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Honors Student Wins Gilman International Scholarship

February 12th, 2021

Three University of Alabama students, including one Honors student, have been awarded the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship to participate in study abroad programs during the 2021-2022 academic year.

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Honors Student Wins Marshall Scholarship

December 7th, 2020

Caroline Yuk, a senior from Crystal Lake, Illinois, is the third UA student to win the award and first in more than 40 years. The scholarship provides aid to American students to study at graduate-level U.K. institutions in any field of study. Yuk, an interdisciplinary studies major in UA’s New College and a member of the Honors College, will pursue postgraduate degrees in neuroscience at the University of Oxford and audiology science at University College London. “Earning the Marshall Scholarship means the absolute world to me,” said Yuk. “It’s the greatest validation that I’m living in such a way that gives back to all who have helped me along the way, including my parents, siblings, friends and mentors.”

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Ultramarathons and Ideas Worth Spreading

December 1st, 2020

Nick Hayes is an Honors student who exemplifies what it means to be a learned scholar—a critical and creative thinker, an ethical and empathetic citizen and a collaborative and inclusive leader. Hayes planned to organize an ultramarathon fundraiser for the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation (PBTF). But, like many aspects of our lives that we took for granted, Nick’s philanthropic plans changed with the onset of the novel coronavirus pandemic—no ultramarathon

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The Making of Nineteen Fifty-Six: A Q&A with Tionna Taite

October 9th, 2020

At the helm of Nineteen Fifty-Six, the new UA magazine that focuses on celebrating Black excellence, culture and students, Editor-In-Chief Tionna Taite sits poised to enact change. After working closely with the Office of Student Media, the sophomore news media major is prepared to create a magazine that will “educate students from all backgrounds on culturally-important issues and topics,” and give a voice to underrepresented students. Taite also serves as the Social Media Editor for Mosaic, the Honors College’s student-run magazine.

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Six Honors Students Win Fulbright Awards

May 26th, 2020

Six University of Alabama Honors College alumna have won Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship Awards for the 2020–2021 academic year. The Fulbright Program is the most prestigious U.S. international exchange program, offering opportunities for students, scholars and professionals. The Fulbright Award of the U.S. Department of State offers one-year grants for independent study and research, and for English teaching assistantships overseas.

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A Life Inspired by a Special Brother

May 18th, 2020

Sometimes it’s easy to pinpoint who or what steered the direction of one’s path. For Tatianna Zambrano, a 2020 UA graduate, the course of her entire life has been shaped by two things: her family, with its rich heritage, and her younger brother Alex.

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Four Honors College Students Earn Prestigious Scholarships

May 15th, 2020

Four Randall Research Scholars Program students have earned prestigious scholarships. The Barry Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Program has selected Hannah Slater as a Goldwater Scholar for 2020-2021. Elizabeth Batts, Max Hawkins and Nicholas Hayes will receive the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Ernest F. Hollings Undergraduate Scholarship for 2020-2022.

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Honors Student Creates Fee Free Shopping Service for Elderly

March 25th, 2020

Michael Arundel returned home to Chicago for spring break expecting to study for the MCAT, but, he ended up using his extended spring break to create a non-profit organization, Leave It To Us, that helps senior citizens.

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UA Honors Student on a Mission to Make the World a Better Place

January 24th, 2020

When Emma Mansberg first started exploring colleges, she imagined herself choosing a school that was far away from the South. Growing up in a southern city, she had seen the effects of social injustice for much of her life. Going to school in a different part of the country would allow her to escape that culture, she believed.

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