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UAB's dynamic living and learning environment inspires and nurtures achievement, social responsibility and enterprise.

UAB's highly motivated students examine, master and expand traditional knowledge in the classroom, lab, field and communities they serve. They include Rhodes, Marshall, Clinton, Fulbright Goldwater, Gilman and Truman scholars, national champions for Mock Trial, Ethics Bowl, Bioethics Bowl and winners of three consecutive national titles at the largest collegiate financial portfolio competition.

NameYearAchievement
RWJF Future of Nursing Scholars 2015 Nursing students Jacqueline Bui and Anna Hoenig receive RWJF awards to support their doctoral study
Marshall Scholarships 2015 Ophelia Johnson, recent graduate of biomedical engineering now in UAB's graduate engineering program, is one of 40 chosen nationally
Alabama Music Teachers National Association 2015 Sophomore Eamon Griffith won first place in the Young Artist category, and junior Aleksandra Kasman was the alternate winner
The American Prize in Piano Performance (Concerto) competition 2015  Pianist Aleksandra Kasman, a junior, wins second place for her performance of Prokofiev’s Piano Concerto No. 1
Army ROTC Order of Merit 2015 Army ROTC Cadet Joseph Green is named the nation's No. 7 ranked cadet on the Order of Merit List among more than 5,000
Journal of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care 2015 Doctoral candidate Natalie Wilson, DNP, received the journal's Article of the Year award
William Jefferson Clinton Scholarship 2015 Elora Robbani, a senior philosophy major, will use her scholarship to study at American University in Dubai
Intercollegiate Bioethics Bowl 2015 Seniors Ameen Barghi, Brynna Paulukaitis and Kevin Shrestha and freshmen Eric Kim and Melanie Nichols — all honors students — beat out teams from universities including Dartmouth, UCLA, Georgetown, Rutgers and Samford for the national title
Humanity in Action Fellowship 2015 Sadhvi Batra, graduate student in the School of Public Health’s fifth-year fast-track program, is chosen
Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Summer Enrichment Program 2015 Nicole Rodriguez, a junior international studies and political science major is selected as one of 15 chosen nationwide
Fulbright Program 2015 Bliss Chang, a senior majoring in biochemistry and biology, is awarded a 2015 Fulbright scholarship to conduct research in Germany
Southeastern Regional National Association of Teachers of Singing  2015 Johnathon Lyons and Nole Jones and won first place in their divisions
Benjamin H. Kean Travel Fellowship from the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene 2015 Nate Rogers, a fourth-year M.D. student in the UAB School of Medicine, is chosen
Doris Duke Charitable Foundation International Clinical Research Fellowship 2015 Anna Joy Rogers, an M.D./Dr.P.H. student in her second year with the UAB School of Public Health Department of Health Care Organization and Policy is selected
Critical Language Scholarship Program 2015 Rachael Thompson, a junior honors student in the UAB School of Engineering minoring in Japanese, is selected for the program of the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs
UNCF/Merck Science Initiative scholarship 2015 Honors students Brittney Coleman and Nathan Oluwagbemiga Larinde win two of 15 awarded nationally each year; UAB has had 14 winners since 2008.
CME Group’s Trading Challenge 2015 UAB team of Daniel Sanabria, Robert Mann, Brent Donelson and Ekaterina Soshnikova placed first among all U.S. universities, second overall.
Truman Scholarship 2015 Brian Austin Nykanen, a junior neuroscience major and a cadet in the Army ROTC at UAB, is a finalist
Teach for America 2015 Seniors Tori Gandy, Yamani Bhat and Adelaide Beckman have been invited to join the 2015 Teach for America Corps
Automated Software Engineering International Conference on Social Informatics 2015 Receiving the Best Paper Award for research presented are graduate students Dibya Mukhopadhyay and Shahid Al Noor
Clinton Global Initiative University 2015 17 students selected to attend: Gaurav Agrawal, Ananya Bandyopadhyay, Sara Liaghati-Mobarhan, Junhi ChangJoseph RichardsonJessica Deitzer, Julien Grayer, Megan Webb, Raghu Kasa, Rebecca Massey, Ali Massoud, Andrew Milstead, Nicole Ogle, Shejuti Paul, Rebecca Sylvester, Abdullah Tarawneh, Richard Trieu
National Collegiate Honors Council 2014 Three Honors College students won poster awards: Lily Deng, a junior biomedical engineering major and a junior neuroscience majors Ranjani Ponnazhagan and John Decker
American Psychological Foundation and the Society of Pediatric Psychology 2014 Haley Johnson, a psychology doctoral student, was selected as the sole recipient of the Lizette Peterson-Homer Memorial Injury Research Grant
Marshall Scholarships 2014 Yoonhee Ryder, who is pursuing degrees in Biology and Anthropology, is a finalist.
Rhodes Scholarships 2014 Ameen Barghi, who is completing majors in Neuroscience and Translational Research, is selected for the scholarship. Yoonhee Ryder, who is pursuing degrees in Biology and Anthropology, is a finalist.
Alpha Phi Alpha 2013 UAB's Iota Nu chapter is named the National College Chapter of the Year.
National Dental Association Foudation/ Colgate  2013 Stephen Greene, DDS, postdoctoral trainee in UAB's Institute of Oral Health research, receives the Dr. Clifton O. and Lois Doyle Dummet Award.
Beckman Scholars 2013 Junior biology major Roxanne Lockhart and junior Bliss Chang, chemistry and biology major, received the highly competitive grants for undergraduate researchers.
Bloomberg Aptitude Test 2013 Senior math major Kiersten Engel ranked among the top 100 international scorers.
Varilux® Optometry Student Bowl™  2013 Optometry student David Zimmerman tied for first place.
John A. Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship 2013 Graduate biology student Elizabeth Bevan won the one-year fellowship from the National Sea Grant College Program to work in Washington, D.C.
Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship 2013   Senior Camille Turner, a Chinese language and culture major, and art student Alyssa Prock were selected to study in Taipei, Taiwan.
America’s Top TA 2013   Teaching assistant Megan Sugrue was one of three nationwide to receive this award.
DENTSPLY/Caulk Competition 2013 Graduate biology student Maria Kuzynski won first place in the basic science category for her original research.
3M Occupational Health and Safety Scholarship program 2013  Megan Moore, a graduate student in environmental health sciences, is one of four students selected nationwide for academic achievement.
Volpe Prize 2013 Resident Jennifer Bain, D.M.D., received the prize for the best clinical research in periodontology by students in dentistry.
NASA Alabama Space Grant Consortium 2013 Carrie Schindler, a doctoral student in materials science and engineering, was awarded its graduate fellowship.
Japanese Exchange and Teaching Program   Riley Bowden, a University Honors Program student, was selected for this international grass-roots exchange program.
Redefining Investment Strategy Education 2013 UAB Green and Gold Fund, a student-led financial fund, wins its third consecutive international championship.
International Emory Global Health Case Competition 2013 Team UAB wins second consecutive title.
Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship 
2013 Neuroscience major Ameen Barghi, in UAB’s Early Medical School Acceptance  and Science and Technology Honors programs, and Miranda Collier, a junior biochemistry major in the University Honors Program, are the 16th and 17th UAB students to be named Goldwater Scholars. 
Presidential Management Fellowship   Rachel Hicks and Jennifer Baldwin were selected for two-year fellowships to work within the federal government.
UNCF/MERCK Scholarship 2013 Biology major and McNair Scholar Jarvis Johnson and UAB Science and Technology Honors Program students Olayode Babatunde and Maurice Asouzu are three of 15 chosen nationally for this award.
Afya Bora Fellowship in Global Health Leadership   Olivia Bahemuka, a doctor of nursing practice student, is one of 20 health professionals to receive the fellowship to prepare them for managing health programs in African countries.
Teach for America 2013 Biology Scholars Program students Meghan Ange and Amber Hill are the 12th and 13th UAB students to earn this distinction.
William Jefferson Clinton Scholars 2013 Yoonhee Ryder, a biology and anthropology student in the University Honors Program, and Leah Berkabile, a biology and international studies major in the Experiential Learning Scholars Program, will attend the American University in Dubai.
Alpha Lamba Delta Graduate Fellowship 2013 Mallick Hossain, a 2011 Goldwater Scholar and Rhodes Scholar finalist, and Raam Venkatesh, a senior in the UAB Early Medical School Acceptance Program and University Honors Program, were awarded two of the 23 national scholarships given.
Alpha Lamba Delta Scholarship   Shejuti Paul received its Trow scholarship for undergraduates.
Cultural Experiences Abroad 2013 Senior Celeste Stuart, a UAB Experiential Learning Scholars Program honor student, wins a scholarship to study at the University of Westminster in London, England. 
Helen Keller Fellowship 2013 Mechele Mosley, a graduate student in optometry, is one of four selected nationally for this award and the fifth from UAB to be chosen in recent years. 
Pi Kappa Phi 2013 Rachel Rosales, a student in the University Honors and the Early Medical School Acceptance Program programs, was awarded a fellowship for graduate studies