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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
Oak Ridge National Laboratory 2018 Graduate student Kathryn Ham was selected to the 20th National School on Neutron and X-ray Scattering at Argonne National Laboratory and Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Fulbright Summer Institute 2018 Sophomore Mariam Massoud was selected for the prestigious Fulbright US-UK Summer Institute Scholarship; she attended the Fulbright Scotland Summer Institute on Technology, Innovation and Creativity in Glasgow
Fulbright Student Program 2018 A UAB-record six students and alumni — Charlotte Boles, Lillian Chien, Sarah Faulkner, Harrison Mansour, Remy Meir and Rachael Thompson Panik – were awarded Fulbright United States Student Program grants for the 2018-2019 academic year
Critical Language Scholarships 2018 Three UAB students — Lillian Chen, Ayla McCay and Kaitlin McLeod – were selected for the U.S. Department of State's Critical Language Scholarship program
Goldwater Scholarship 2018 Junior Gunnar Eastep was named a 2018 Goldwater Scholar and junior Sidhanth Chandra received an honorable mention from the Barry Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Foundation
Public Relations Student Society 2018 Senior Chelsey Jordan was selected to serve as an official delegate for the society's national assembly in Miami
American Advertising Awards 2018 Department of Art and Art History students Irasema Quezada Hammock and Tyra Robinson won Student Gold ADDYs and Jacob Richardson took home a Student Silver ADDY at the annual event presented by the American Advertising Federation of Birmingham
Gilman Scholarship 2018 Ali Beydoun, a junior majoring in chemistry, will spend a semester at the University of Oslo in Norway; Lola Diaz, a junior majoring in management, will study at the University of Hull in England
National Cancer Institute Cancer Prevention Fellowship Program 2018 Nursing Ph.D. student Jacqueline Vo, BSN, R.N., is one of the few nurses to receive this prestigious fellowship
Pew Fellowship in Marine Conservation 2018 Ricardo Tapilatu, who completed his Ph.D. in the Department of Biology in 2014, was one of eight marine conservationists chosen worldwide
Eisenhower Transportation Fellowship 2017 Five graduate students in the Department of Psychology chosen for these Federal Highway Administration awards that support transportation research
ASAHPERD Outstanding Future Professional of the Year 2017 Justin Wiley, a junior majoring in kinesiology in the School of Education, received the award from the Alabama State Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance
National Geographic Early Career Grant 2017 Amy Bonka, a Ph.D. student in the Department of Biology, is studying the biology and ecology of two of the most endangered sea turtles in the world
National Federation of Music Clubs 2017 Piano student Mira Walker wins first place in the federation's Student/Collegiate Competition
Goldwater Scholarship 2017 Ben Boros, Maggie Collier and Remy Meir were among the 250 students nationwide selected for the awards, granted to outstanding sophomore and junior students in the math, science and engineering fields
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Future of Nursing Scholars 2017 Colleen Anusiewicz, R.N., and Jessica Corcoran, MSN, both Ph.D. students in the School of Nursing, will each receive $75,000 in funding over the next three years
Venice Biennale 2017 Art students Emily Stroud, Mary Kalusche and Amber Morgado were selected to participate in the 2017 Venice Biennale in Italy, where they installed and presented artworks with assistant professor Stacey Holloway, MFA
Clinton Global Initiative 2017 Twenty-seven students from seven UAB schools were selected to propose innovative solutions to global issues at the Clinton Global Initiative University meeting in Boston
Fulbright Scholar Program 2017 Five students travel to Israel, the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, Germany and Estonia to study, teach or conduct research for the 2016-2017 academic year
National Institute of Justice 2017 Doctoral student Ajaya Neupane was awarded a highly competitive $50,000 fellowship to continue his research using neuroimaging devices to examine internet users' susceptibility to cyberattacks
American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology 2017 Biology graduate student Jia Cui received a 2017 Graduate Travel Award to present her work on programmed cell death at the ASBMB annual meeting
American Association of University Women 2016 Kemi Ogunsina, a master's candidate in epidemiology, was selected for a 2016-2017 International Fellowship from the AAUW to advance her training in cancer prevention and early detection in low- and middle-income countries
American College of Sports Medicine 2016 Exercise physiology graduate student Samuel Cauffman selected for Steven M. Horvath Travel Award to present his research on the effects of exercise intensity on oxidative stress at the annual ACSM meeting
Public Health Scholar Bowl 2016 Five UAB undergraduates in public health took top honors against 13 teams in the national St. Louis University Public Health Scholar Bowl
Amgen Scholars 2016 Jarrod Hicks, a neuroscience student, and Akhil Kaushik, majoring in biology, were admitted to the Amgen Summer Research Scholarship program at Washington University in St. Louis
William Jefferson Clinton Scholarship 2016 Kevin Lee and Daniel Mendoza will spend the summer studying at the American University in Dubai
Critical Language Scholarship 2016 The U.S. Department of State program offers a fully funded summer overseas language and cultural immersion program; Anisha Das, a senior neuroscience major, and Lillian Chen, a sophomore double-majoring in neuroscience and international studies were selected
Alabama Schweitzer Fellows 2016 Eleven graduate students from four UAB schools were selected as part of the inaugural class; they will spend a year learning to effectively address the social factors that impact health
Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival 2016 Russell Alexander II, a student in the Department of Theatre, won Outstanding Performance by an Actor for his performance in Theatre UAB's production of "SFB"
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