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Student and Alumni Awards

Wheaton alumni and students consistently receive top scholarships and fellowships such as Goldwater, Lily, Fulbright, Rhodes, Marshall, Truman and many more. 

2017-18 Fellowship and Scholarship Winners

Awards, News
Wheaton Alumna Nadia Dervish ’17 Awarded Fulbright Scholarship
Dervish will spend the 2018-2019 academic year in Turkey through the English Teaching Assistant Program.
News, Awards
Wheaton College Junior Benjamin Hess Named 2018 Goldwater Scholar
Hess was one of only 211 students nationwide selected for the prestigious award in mathematics, science, and engineering.
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Wheaton Student Emily Miller Awarded the Shared Justice Student-Faculty Research Prize
Wheaton College student Emily Miller received the research prize from the Center for Public Justice for her work with Dr. Tim Taylor.

Additional Awards

Eric Hoskins 19 Global Scholars Award Winner

Global Scholars Award

Eric Hoskins '19 | Anthropology | $5000

Eric will be researching a local non-profit in Addis Ababa for summer 2018 to investigate how it forms local connections and builds and mobilizes capacity in a low-resource context. This grant comes through the office of Global and Experiential Learning. 

Darren Yau 17, Winner of Elie Wiesel Foundation Essay Contest 2017

2017 Elie Wiesel Foundation Ethics Essay Contest First Prize

Darren Yau '17 | Philosophy | $5000

The national contest, established in 1989, encourages students to “explore their concerns and beliefs, their fears and their hopes.” Learn more and read the essay >

Michael Chen 16 2018 Yenching Fellow

2018 Yenching Fellow

Michael Chen '16 | Sociology 

The Yenching Program—informally known as the "Chinese Rhodes Scholarship"—is a one-year fully funded global leadership program with a 2.7% acceptance rate designed to provide outstanding young scholars with a broad interdisciplinary postgraduate education that reflects global perspectives.

Arian Schmidt '16 Rhodes Finalist Twice

Rhodes Scholar Finalist Two Consecutive Years

Ariana Schmidt '16 | French, International Relations 

Ariana Schmidt was named a finalist for the prestigious Rhodes Scholarship for the second consecutive year. 

Wheaton College alumna Rachel Lamb 12 2018 Harvey Fellow

Harvey Fellowship

Rachel Lamb '12 | Environmental Science, International Relations 

The Harvey Fellows Program provides scholarships to Christian students who are pursuing graduate studies at premier universities in fields considered to be underrepresented by Christians and who possess a unique vision to impact society through their vocations. 

 

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Harvey Fellowship

Benjamin Gibson '11 | Political Science

The Harvey Fellows Program provides scholarships to Christian students who are pursuing graduate studies at premier universities in fields considered to be underrepresented by Christians and who possess a unique vision to impact society through their vocations. 

 

Other Honors and Awards

To learn more about additional academic honors, awards, and other achievements, visit our Merit page.