Students, Young Alumni Win National Scholarships


Dartmouth students and young alumni have accepted 16 major national scholarships that will support their undergraduate and postgraduate studies in the coming year. Fulbright English Teaching Assistantships will bring Dartmouth graduates into classrooms from Korea to Corsica; others will conduct research in fields as diverse as industrial archeology, epidemiology, earth sciences, and music history around the globe.

“This year was a great year for our students and alumni winning national scholarships, including for the third straight year a Beinecke Scholarship winner, another Mitchell winner, and the first Marshall Scholarship since 2005,” says Assistant Dean for Scholarship Advising Kristin O’Rourke. “Almost one-third of our Fulbright applicants have won a scholarship, and three-quarters of our DAAD applicants.” The overall Fulbright acceptance rate for U.S. applicants is about 20 percent.


From left: Anise Vance ’11 (photo by Joseph Mehling ’69), Hannah Payne ’11 (photo by Joseph Mehling ’69), Ibrahim Elshamy ’09 (photo by Carol Clayton), and Zachary Kaufman ’08 (courtesy of Zachary Kaufman)

Beinecke Scholarship

Anise Vance ’11Hometown: Weston, Mass. Major: Geography major Up next: funding for undergraduate and graduate studies

Goldwater Scholarship

Hannah Payne ’11Hometown: Huntington, N.Y. Major: Neuroscience and engineering science Up next: funding for undergraduate studies

Marshall Scholarship

Zachary Kaufman ’08Hometown: Madison, Wisc. Major: Interdisciplinary major in health and society in Latin America and the Caribbean Up next: Studying for a MSc and DPhil in epidemiology at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

Mitchell Scholarship

Ibrahim Elshamy ’09Hometown: Manchester, N.H. Major: Asian and Middle Eastern studies and Native American studies Up next: Studying for an MA in peace and conflict studies at the University of Ulster, Derry, Northern Ireland


From left: Elizabeth Shribman ’10, David Knight ’10, Jasmine F. Daniel ’10, and Katherine E. Ferguson ’10 (photos by Joseph Mehling ’69)

Rotary Ambassadorial Scholarship

Elizabeth Shribman ’10Hometown: Pittsburg, Pa. Major: Music Up next: Studying music history at Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic

Woodrow Wilson-Rockefeller Brothers Fund Fellowship for Aspiring Teachers of Color

David Knight ’10Hometown: Slidell, La. Major: History Up next: graduate funding for master’s degree in education

Fulbright and German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) scholarships

Jasmine F. Daniel ’10Hometown: Ann Arbor, Mich. Major: Geography and studio art Up next: Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship, South Korea

Katherine E. Ferguson ’10Hometown: Chatham, N.J. Major: Biology, German studies minor Up next: Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship, Baden-Württemberg, Germany


From left: Calder B. Fong ’10, Laura M. Kehrl ’10, Emily D. Koepsell ’09 Thayer ’10, and Alexander J. Lambrow ’10 (photos by Joseph Mehling ’69)

Calder B. Fong ’10Hometown: Seattle, Wash. Major: German studies, chemistry minor Up next: Studying industrial archaeology at the Technische Universität Bergakademie Freiberg, Germany

Laura M. Kehrl ’10Hometown: Everett, Wash. Major: Earth science Up next: Studying the glacier dynamics of the Franz Josef Glacier at Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand

Emily D. Koepsell ’09 Thayer ’10Hometown: Phoenixville, Penn. Major: Environmental earth science and engineering science, Thayer B.E. in engineering science Up next: Studying sustainable energy at the Technical University of Denmark, Roskilde, Denmark

Alexander J. Lambrow ’10Hometown: Timonium, Md. Major: Comparative literature major Up next: Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship, Germany


From left: Gregory Pence ’06, Alexandra Schindler ’10, Stephanie E. G. Siegmund ’10, Vanessa Szalapski ’10, and Susannah Thompson ’08 (courtesy of Susannah Thompson, all others by Joseph Mehling ’69)

Gregory Pence ’06Hometown: Chicago, Il. Major: Government Up next: Studying Korean nationalism and protest art at Yonsei University, Seoul, South Korea

Alexandra Schindler ’10Hometown: Brooklyn, N.Y. Major: Asian and Middle Eastern studies, women and gender Studies minor Up next: Studying gender studies in the Middle East at American University in Cairo, Egypt

Stephanie E. G. Siegmund ’10Hometown: Chesterfield, Va. Major: Chemistry and biology, German studies minor Up next: Studying defensive alkaloid distribution in plants at the Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology, Jena, Thüringen, Germany

Vanessa Szalapski ’10Hometown: Chanhassen, Minn. Major: French and English Up next: French Government English Teaching Assistantship (Fulbright-administered), Corsica, France

Susannah Thompson ’08Hometown: Concord, Mass. Major: German Up next: DAAD to study contemporary right-wing German youth extremism in Berlin, Germany

Dartmouth students and alumni have won:

  • 8 Beinecke Scholarships since 1975
  • 99 Fulbright Scholarships since 2000
  • 14 German Academic Exchange Service Scholarships since 2000
  • 27 Goldwater Scholarships since 1989
  • 26 Marshall Scholarships since 1954
  • 3 Mitchell Scholarships since 2001
  • 11 Rockefeller Brothers Fund Fellowships for Aspiring Teachers of Color since 2000 *
* No competition in 2009; since 2008, known as the Woodrow Wilson-Rockefeller Brothers Fund Fellowships for Aspiring Teachers of Color.

Source: Dartmouth Office of Scholarship Advising

Kelly Sundberg Seaman