Four Seattle University undergraduate students have won prestigious 2017 graduate research fellowship awards from the National Science Foundation. This is the most ever from Seattle U in a single year, bringing the total to 15 awardees in the past 20 years.
The Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) supports the graduate study of U.S. citizens, nationals and permanent residents attaining research-based masters and doctoral degrees in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) or in STEM education at institutions located in the United States.
GRFP provides three years of financial support within a five-year fellowship period ($34,000 annual stipend and $12,000 cost-of-education allowance to the graduate institution). That support is for graduate study that leads to a research-based masters or doctoral degree in science and engineering.
The Seattle U student recipients and their majors: John Berude (biology), Kerry Lane (mechanical engineering), Kristin Schauble (electrical engineering) and Hajer AlFaham (political science).
The 2,000 GRFP awardees Awardees were chosen from over 13,000 applicants.
In other STEM-related award news, Christopher Riley, a double major in chemistry and physics, received an honorable mention award from the Barry Goldwater Scholarship and Excellent in Education Foundation. This year 1,286 students from 470 institutions were nominated for a Goldwater scholarship. The foundation chose 240 new Goldwater Scholars and identified 307 students as honorable mentions.