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Award Recipients

Berry College graduates many successful students every year who go on to do great things. Several of these promising young individuals have received scholarships in recognition of their outstanding performance during their college career. The following Berry students/alumni are just a few of those who have been awarded one of a variety of prestigious scholarships.

Aaron Ostrander – Goldwater Scholarship 2012-13

Aaron Ostrander emerged from a pool of 1,123 nominees to claim a Goldwater Scholarship for 2012-13. Ostrander also received a National Science Foundation Research Experiences for Undergraduates award (REU) for physics to Indiana University.


Brin Enterkin Woodruff, Whitehead and Evans Foundations Fellow 2012-2013

2012 graduate Brin Enterkin was selected for the Woodruff, Whitehead and Evans Foundations Fellowship for 2012-2013, marking the second year in a row that a Berry College graduating senior received this prestigious award.  Enterkin also won the Intercollegiate Studies Institute William E. Simon Fellowship.


Megan Walton - Gilman Scholarship 2012

Animal Science major Megan Walton received a Gilman Scholarship to studying abroad in Australia. Here she is pictured at Caversham Wildlife Park in Perth, Western Australia.


Dillon Yost - Two Research Experiences for Undergraduates awards (REUs) in 2012 and 2013

Dillon secured a National Science Foundation Research Experiences for Undergraduates award (REU) to Southern Illinois University Carbondale for chemistry in 2012, and a second REU to research at North Dakota State University in the molecular sciences in 2013.


Meredith SmithWoodruff, Whitehead and Evans Foundations Fellow 2011-2012

2011 graduate Meredith Smith received the Woodruff, Whitehead and Evans Foundations Fellowship for 2011-2012. Meredith, who was the 2011 recipient of the Martha Berry Award for Outstanding Undergraduate Achievement, deferred admission to Harvard University until 2012 to work with the Woodruff and Whitehead Foundations in Atlanta. At Harvard University she is pursuing studies in the master of education program. 


Lauren Fenner - Fulbright Grant 2010-2011

Lauren Fenner (class of 2011) was awarded a Fulbright grant to teach English in South Korea.


Ashley McCarty - Fulbright Grant 2010-2011

Ashley McCarty (10C) received an English Teaching Assistant Fulbright through the Austrian-American Fulbright Commission. Beginning in September 2010 she worked at two different all-girls private secondary schools in Bregenz, Austria (located on Lake Constance).


Samantha Hiner Fulbright Grant 2010

Samantha Hiner received a Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship for the 2010-2011 academic year. Samantha, who was a Spanish major at Berry, taught English classes in a bilingual program at a secondary school in Madrid, Spain. While at Berry, Samantha was the student director of Berry’s English as a Second Language (ESL) program and she studied abroad in Argentina during her sophomore year.


Yuliana LopezGilman Scholarship 2010

Yuliana Lopez, who double majored in psychology and French, won $4,000 to go to France to study for a semester at Catholic University of Paris through International Studies Abroad.


Cory Brooks Gilman Scholarship 2010

Cory, who double majored in Chemistry and Sociology & Anthropology, won $2,000 to go to the United Kingdom.


Emily Massey – Fulbright Scholarship 2009-2010

Emily Massey received a Fulbright ETA program scholarship (English Teaching Assistantship) for the 2009- 2010 academic year. Emily was an English major with a minor in German. The scholarship provided Emily with financial assistance during her stay in Austria in fall of 2009. Massey helped English teachers with their classroom instruction and worked directly with students to help them improve their English abilities.


Stephanie Tucker Fulbright Grant 2008-09

Stephanie Tucker received a Fulbright Grant to travel to and research in France.


Jonah Williams – Gilman Scholarship 2008

In 2008, Jonah became the second Berry College student to win the Gilman scholarship. Jonah, a Spanish major, received a $4,500 award to help support him during his semester study abroad program in Cordoba, Argentina, for the spring semester.


Anna Erickson – Rotary Scholarship 2007-2008

Anna Erickson was one of two students to receive the Rotary International Ambassadorial Scholarship for the 2007- 2008 year. The scholarship provided Erickson with $23,000 to travel to a foreign nation and act as a goodwill ambassador. Anna graduated from Berry College in the spring of 2004 with a degree in English and Women’s Studies. After graduating, Anna worked for two years as the Coordinator for the Children and Youth Ministries at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church. She then traveled to Los Angeles, where she participated in the Episcopalian Urban Intern Program for 2006-2007 until her rotary scholarship began.


Justine Nickerson – Phi Kappa Phi 2007

Justine received the Award of Excellence, worth $2,000, from the Phi Kappa Phi honor society for the 2007-2008 academic year. Only 100 students nationwide received the Award of Excellence for 2007-2008. Nickerson graduated with a chemistry major and went on to pursue a Ph.D. in chemistry at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill.


Frank Petruzielo – Goldwater Scholarship 2005

In 2005, Frank received the prestigious Goldwater Scholarship, the first Berry student to have done so since 1998. The award granted up to $7,500 per year, which Petruzielo used to pursue a Ph.D. in theoretical physics. In addition to the Goldwater Scholarship, Petruzielo received the competitive Phi Kappa Phi award to add to his list of achievements.


Lacy Thompson – Gilman Scholarship 2007

Lacy Thompson was the first Berry Student to win the Gilman Scholarship for International Studies. The award provided Lacy with financial assistance to support her during the semester she spent studying in South Africa. Thompson received the award during her senior year at Berry College and graduated with a major in government.

Joanna Grant – Rhodes Scholarship 1994

Joanna is the only Berry student to have ever received the highly prestigious and competitive Rhodes scholarship. Grant majored in English and History while at Berry College, graduating in the spring of 1994. The scholarship enabled Joanna to study English literature at Oxford University, after which she pursued her doctorate. Grant has published several works and taught at a number of universities including Tuskegee University and Auburn University.

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