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Pitzer College Students and Alumni Win 2017 Regional, National and International Awards

Pitzer Gates on Mills Avenue looking south

Claremont, Calif. (April 28, 2017)—More than 25 Pitzer College students and graduates have won 2017 fellowships, scholarships and awards so far this spring semester. With these awards, they will be working to promote human rights in Macedonia, analyzing the underpinnings of aggressive cancers, researching retention rates among first-generation Black and Latinx students in STEM programs, [Read More…]

May 1, 2017
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Five Pitzer Students Selected as Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellows

Claremont, Calif. (July 14, 2017)—Pitzer College students Victor Bene ’19,  Kevin Kandamby ’19, Javier LopezCasertano ’19, Naima OrozcoValdivia ’19 and Jasmine (Jazzy) Randle ’19 have been selected for the 2017 Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship (MMUF) Program. An initiative of The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the MMUF Program aims to increase faculty diversity by supporting underrepresented [Read More…]

July 14, 2017
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Pitzer Student Victoria Hernandez ’18 Wins Gilman Scholarship

Claremont, Calif. (May 10, 2017)—Pitzer College student Victoria Hernandez ’18 has been awarded a 2017 Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship to study abroad this spring semester at Tilburg University in the Netherlands. The Gilman Scholarship seeks to strengthen intercultural understanding and prepare undergraduates for a global economy by increasing the number of students who can [Read More…]

May 9, 2017
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Pitzer College Student Tiffany Ortamond ’17 Wins 2017 Napier Award

Claremont, Calif. (April 28, 2017)—Pitzer College student Tiffany Ortamond ’17 was awarded a $15,000 2017 Napier Award to implement her work with Tla’amin Nation in British Columbia, Canada. Pitzer seniors Eli Erlick ’17 and Nick Necochea-Flores ’17 were named 2017 Napier Fellows, with Erlick being selected as a Napier Award alternate. With this award, Ortamond [Read More…]

April 28, 2017
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Pitzer Student Brendan Schultz ’20 Wins Davis Projects for Peace Award to Create Macedonian Youth Conference

Claremont, Calif. (April 26, 2017)—Pitzer College student Brendan Schultz ’20 has been awarded $10,000 by Davis Projects for Peace to organize a youth conference this summer in Macedonia. Schultz’s project, “Bridging Backgrounds: A Macedonian Inter-Ethnic Conference for Cultivating Mutual Understanding and Tolerance,” will bring together Macedonian participants from all ethnic backgrounds with the goal of [Read More…]

April 26, 2017
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Pitzer College Student Sydney Warren ’18 Awarded Public Policy and International Affairs Fellowship

Claremont, Calif. (April 26, 2017)—Pitzer College student Sydney Warren ’18 has been awarded a 2017 Public Policy and International Affairs (PPIA) Fellowship to participate in an intensive seven-week academic program this summer at Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs. With the PPIA Fellowship, Warren will hone her skills as a leader, [Read More…]

April 26, 2017
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Pitzer Seniors Chance Kawar ’17 and Jennifer Lesorogol ’17 Win Coro Public Affairs Fellowships

Claremont, Calif. (April 18, 2017)—Pitzer College students Chance Kawar ’17 and Jennifer Lesorogol ’17 have been awarded Coro Fellowships to Los Angeles. The Coro Fellowship in Public Affairs is a nine-month graduate-level leadership-training program that prepares talented and committed individuals to become effective and ethical leaders. The fellowship is designed to develop change-makers who can forge connections and [Read More…]

April 18, 2017
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Pitzer College Senior and Three Alumni Named 2017 NSF Graduate Research Fellows

Claremont, Calif. (April 18, 2017)—Pitzer College senior Lillian Horin ’17 and alumni Brian Cohn ’15, Kristin Dobbin ’13 and Samuel “Yoni” Rubin ’15 have been awarded 2017 National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowships. The NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program selects outstanding college seniors or recent graduates who are pursuing research-based master’s and doctoral degrees in science, technology, [Read More…]

April 18, 2017
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Pitzer College Student and Alumnus Win 2017 Ford Foundation Predoctoral Fellowships

Lilllian Horin '17 and Alfredo '14

Claremont, Calif. (April 14, 2017)—Pitzer College senior Lillian Horin ’17 and alumnus Alfredo “Freddy” Valencia ’14 have been awarded 2017 Ford Foundation Predoctoral Fellowships. These national awards provide three years of support for graduate work by individuals who have demonstrated superior academic achievement, are committed to a career in teaching and research at the college or [Read More…]

April 14, 2017