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Pitzer College Students, Recent Grads and Alumns Awarded Prestigious Honors

Pitzer College Tree from logoDuring the 2018-19 academic year, more than 40 Pitzer College students and recent graduates have won national fellowships, scholarships and other academic honors. With these awards, they will study abroad from Japan to Southern Africa, travel to El Salvador to provide maternal health in remote communities, work to create a more inclusive community and to teach in countries across the globe.
May 17, 2019
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Pitzer College Seniors Win CMC Business Plan Competition

Claremont, Calif. (March 9, 2018)—A team of three Pitzer College students tied for first place in Claremont McKenna College’s Lightning Challenge, an overnight competition open to 5C students during CMC’s Entrepreneurship Week. Chava Friedman ’18, Noah Kline ’18 and Angelise Slifkin ’18 formed one of two teams that won a one-day race to create—and pitch—a [Read More...]
March 9, 2018
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Five Pitzer Students Selected as Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellows

Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship logoClaremont, 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 Students and Alumni Win 2017 Regional, National and International Awards

Pitzer Gates on Mills Avenue looking southClaremont, Calif. (August 9, 2017)—More than 30 Pitzer College students and graduates won fellowships, scholarships and awards during the 2016-17 academic year. Here is an overview of Pitzer’s outstanding scholars and the awards they received to support research projects, language learning and academic programs around the world. American Sociological Association Honors Program Adriana Ceron ’18 [Read More...]
May 1, 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