Student Honors

by Matt Hutaff

Scripps students garnered prestigious scholarships and competitive national awards this spring to further their studies and provide research opportunities abroad.

Maile Yeats ’09 has been named a Truman Scholar for her senior year and will receive a scholarship to attend the graduate program of her choice; Maile is the only student at The Claremont Colleges this year to receive this award, which went to a total of 65 students nationwide. Laura Loesch ’09 has been named a Barry M. Goldwater Scholar, based on academic merit in science and mathematics; in receiving the award, Laura joins 17 other California residents studying at Caltech, UC Berkeley, Stanford, Harvard, Harvey Mudd, Pomona, and MIT, and scholars nationwide. Fatima Elkabti ’09 has won the Davis Peace Award, given to students who seek to promote world peace through international projects. This summer, Fatima set up writing workshops for American and Palestinian children in the West Bank. Duyen Tran ’10 has won a fellowship from the Institute for International Public Policy that includes summer internships and funds for graduate study in international aff airs. Four students — Clio Korn ’10, Jenna Leahy ’10, Emily Luttrull ’10, and Sarah Pripas ’09 — won Stanley and Mary Johnson Research Awards to conduct summer projects ranging from exploring how cultural differences affect the transmission of knowledge to how religion empowers women in third-world countries. Val


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