Fulbright Top Producer Badge
For the sixth consecutive year Rutgers University found itself among the most successful research institutions in the U.S. when the results of the competition for the 2014-15 Fulbright Student Grants were announced recently in the Chronicle of Higher Education.  With 19 recipients, Rutgers was also ranked in the top 10 of these top-producing schools for the second year in a row. The other members of the “best of the best” included Harvard, Yale, Princeton, Penn, Brown, Chicago, Northwestern, Michigan and California-Berkeley. “One benchmark by which to measure a university is the company it keeps when its students succeed in winning national fellowships,” said Arthur D. Casciato, director... Continued
David Kolchmeyer third Rutgers' Churchill Scholar
David Kolchmeyer, a senior Physics major from East Brunswick, New Jersey, recently became Rutgers’ third Churchill Scholar and in doing so demonstrated the royal road to success in the competition for national fellowships:  Start early and keep trying! As a sophomore Kolchmeyer applied for the Goldwater Scholarship but was not nominated; as a junior he applied again, was selected to be one of Rutgers’ four nominees, and won. “Winning a Goldwater Scholarship is a significant benchmark going forward,” said Arthur D. Casciato, director of the Office of Distinguished Fellowships. “David Kolchmeyer was absolutely a deserving candidate for the Churchill with or without his Goldwater, but there’s... Continued
Nicholas Hughes - Fulbright Winner
Rutgers students and alumni accepted 26 Fulbright Grants this year, the most ever in the university’s history. Nationally, only Harvard (39) and Michigan (32) received more. Joining Rutgers in the top 10 were Princeton (26), Arizona State (26), Northwestern (23), Texas (22), Columbia (21), Yale (21), Cornell (20), and Chicago (20).  The highest Rutgers had previously been ranked was 11th with 21 recipients in 2012–2013. For a complete list of the 2013–2014 top-producing Fulbright schools among Ph.D.-granting institutions, see the ... Continued
Matthew Cortland, a 2011 Rutgers graduate from Marlton, New Jersey, was one of 12 students named to the 2015 class of George J. Mitchell Scholars. Nationally, nearly 300 candidates were nominated for the Mitchell Scholarship, which supports a year of graduate study in Ireland or Northern Ireland. Cortland will study Mobile, Tablet, and Dynamic Web Design at the Dublin Institute of Technology. This year’s Mitchell Scholars also include students from Stanford, Penn, Columbia, Duke, Notre Dame, Swarthmore, North Carolina, and California-... Continued
Kevin Tobia
This past February Oxford University announced that it had received $26 million from the widow of Ahmet Ertegun, the founder of Atlantic Records, to establish a scholarship in her husband’s memory which would support graduate study in the humanities, and Kevin Tobia, a double major in Philosophy and Mathematics from Chatham, New Jersey, is one of only 15 students world-wide to be selected for the new award.