Shahnaz Rashid and Jennifer Stenback earn Fulbright awards
Prestigious Scholarships Announced
USF’s latest group of awardees – all high achievers – come from a variety of disciplines and backgrounds.
TAMPA, Fla. (June 17, 2013) – The University of South Florida’s Office of National Scholarships proudly announces the latest round of prestigious scholarships awarded to a variety of majors on a list that includes freshmen, sophomores, juniors, seniors and graduate students.
“These scholarships by and large represent their latest achievements – in an impressive line of achievements – as they work their way toward stellar careers in their various fields,” said Linda Lucas, director of the Office of National Scholarships.
The scholarship office identifies, recruits and mentors high achieving students to apply for national merit scholarships across all disciplines. The scholarships and fellowships are specifically designed for creative, motivated and academically strong students who are leaders in all areas of their lives, both in and out of the classroom. This year’s recipients exemplify what it takes to qualify. They represent their respective colleges and schools where their achievements have been recognized in numerous ways.
All interested students are encouraged to visit the Office of National Scholarships website to find out about information sessions and to make an appointment with a scholarship advisor.
And the public health recipients are (For detailed descriptions, please click on the student’s names):
Fulbright US Student Program – The Fulbright Program is the flagship international educational exchange program sponsored by the U.S. government and is designed to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries. Recipients of Fulbright grants are selected on the basis of academic or professional achievement, as well as demonstrated leadership potential in their fields. The Program operates in over 155 countries worldwide. The research grants, teaching assistantships and summer institutes are among the most prestigious and selective scholarship programs operating world-wide.
Shahnaz Rashid, graduated in May. She majored in biomedical sciences with a minor in public health. She was awarded a Fulbright U.S. Student Program English Teaching Assistantship (ETA) grant to Bangladesh where she will spend the next nine months. While in Bangladesh, she plans also to volunteer at a hospital or health clinic to observe the differences and similarities between health care in Bangladesh and the United States. Rashid plans to bring the teaching and communication skills learned through the ETA grant and apply them to a future career in medicine. She has been a resident assistant on the USF Tampa campus for the past three years, a site leader for the Bulls Service Break and a volunteer at the Benjamin Mendick Hope Lodge.
Fulbright UK Summer Institute Program – The US-UK Fulbright Commission offers special Summer Institutes for undergraduates who are U.S. citizens to go to the UK to study at a highly regarded university and explore culture, heritage and history. The goal is for the students to develop their academic ability by improving presentation, research and communication skills.
Jennifer Stenback, an Honors College freshman, will study at the University of Exeter. She is pursuing a degree in public health. Stenback is part of the Provost’s Scholars Program and is a member of the Volunteer Committee for the Honors College Student Council and fundraising chair for Bulls for Moffitt. This summer Jennifer will be provided with the latest information on approaches in the preventive treatment of chronic disease. As a future public health professional, it is her goal to incorporate the preventive approach into mainstream medicine, and participating in this institute is an opportunity to learn the skills she will use when formulating future public health initiatives.