Academic Convocation Student Achievements

Posted: September 11, 2013

At fall convocation, Scripps College recognizes the achievements of its continuing students during the past academic year. We celebrate their accomplishments and honor their hard work and dedication.

Honor Societies

Sigma Delta Pi

Sigma Delta Pi is a national honorary Spanish society. The following students were elected to membership on the basis of their academic standing at the conclusion of their junior year at Scripps:

Edith Jane Adams ’14
Ann Kirkpatrick ’14

Sigma Xi

The Claremont Colleges Club of Sigma Xi, the Scientific Research Society, elects juniors and seniors to associate membership in the national society on the basis of outstanding aptitude for scientific research and achievement in science.

Kristen Keller ’15
Catherine Kim ’15
Sharon Kim ’14
SuAnne Lee ’13
Margaret Nurimba ’13

Omicron Delta Epsilon

Founded in 1915, Omicron Delta Epsilon is one of the world’s largest academic honor societies. The Scripps College chapter, Alpha Upsilon, was established in 2009 to recognize scholastic attainment and honor outstanding achievements in economics. The following students were elected at the conclusion of their junior year at Scripps:

Alexa Clark ’14
Amanda Schaible ’14

Phi Beta Kappa

The Theta of California Chapter of Phi Beta Kappa was established at Scripps in 1962. The following students were elected at the conclusion of their junior year at Scripps:

Edith Jane Adams ’14
Julie Vaisarova ’14

Awards, Scholarships, and Internships

Rebecca Adams ’61 Nonprofit Internship Grant

Through the generosity of Rebecca Adams ’61, these students received a stipend to engage in a summer internship with a nonprofit organization. Students may have internships in the arts, education, healthcare, environment, or other organizations in the nonprofit arena.

Genna Brown ’15
Elsa Bruno ’14
Julia Howard ’14
Mabel Kyinn ’16

Ament Scholars

The Ament Scholars Award was established by alumnae of the classes of 1931 through 1947 in memory of William Sheffield Ament, Professor of English, and a member of the original faculty of Scripps College. The award is given each year to a junior who has demonstrated outstanding scholarship in the humanities.

Julia MacNelly ’14

Fran Brossy ’50 Memorial Nonprofit Internship Grant

In memory of Fran Brossy ’50 and her dedication to the Scripps’ internship grant program, these grants are awarded to students to support their work with a nonprofit charitable organization. Brossy funded Scripps’ first summer internship grant in 2002, creating and inspiring a program that grows every year.

Sarah Han ’15
Hannah Taylor ’16

Barbara Bruner ’76 Internship Grant in Human Rights

The Barbara Bruner ’76 Internship Grant in Human Rightssupports internships in civil rights, race relations, women’s rights, programs for children, environmental/health protection, refugee, and asylee rights.

Jean Larsen ’14

Angelica Kusar Clark Internship Grant

This internship was established in support of unpaid internships in students’ chosen fields.

Emma Kellman ’14

Davis Family Foundation Leadership Internship Grant

The Davis Family Foundation Leadership Grant supports the development of leadership and entrepreneurial skills and is particularly appropriate for those students who foresee themselves as agents of change in whatever arena they choose to enter.

Amy Cannistraro ’15
Ei Theint ’14

Davis Projects for Peace Award

The Davis Projects for Peace Program supports student-designed projects which envision building peace. Projects were implemented during the summer of 2013 and are funded at the $10,000 level. Recipients of the Davis Projects for Peace awards are undergraduate students enrolled in American colleges and universities that make up the Davis United World College Scholars Program.

Taia Sean Wu ’15

The Virginia Esterly Awards

The Esterly Awards, established in 1949 in memory of Virginia Judy Esterly, assistant to the president and counselor of human relations at Scripps from 1934 to 1946, are given to scholars who combine the qualities of good scholarship, effective service in student activities, and responsible citizenship. The awards are granted to students who present a worthwhile educational project to be undertaken during the summer.

Simone Butler ’15
Rose Cooper-Finger ’14
Emily Finney ’14
Alexandra Forsyth ’15
Nancy Herrera ’15
Brianne Imada ’14
Allison Matamoros ’14
Liza Rizzo ’15
Charlotte Rosenfield ’15
Hilary Sager ’14

Isabel Fothergill Smith Scholarship

Named in honor of the late Professor Isabel Fothergill Smith, first dean of the College, this scholarship recognizes scholastic excellence among Scripps students whose major field of interest is in mathematics
or the physical sciences and who also demonstrate a commitment to the humanities.

Rachel Brunetti ’15
Alexandria Gonzales ’14
Emma Hadley ’14
Breeana Johng ’15
Faye Jones ’15
Victoria Kim ’15
Pejing Lee ’14
Alfonsina Rodriguez ’14
Alexandra Sullivan ’14

Getty Multicultural Internship

The Ruth Chandler Williamson Gallery awards summer internships for undergraduates of diverse cultural backgrounds. The program is designed to introduce students of African/African American, Asian/Asian American, Latino/Hispanic, Native American, or Pacific Islander descent to careers available in museums and related fields.

Jasmine Kusumowidagdo ’16

Gabrielle Giffords ’93 Internship Grant in Public Service

The Gabrielle Giffords ’93 Internship Grant in Public Service is awarded to a student with demonstrated interest in public service, activism, and issues of social justice. Given in honor of the role Gabrielle Giffords ’93 has played as a mentor to Scripps students and as one who has answered the calling to serve the public good.

Leah Hughes ’15

Goldwater Scholarship

The Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Program was established to encourage outstanding students to pursue careers in mathematics, the natural sciences, or engineering and to foster excellence in those fields. The purpose of the Foundation is to provide a continuing source of highly qualified scientists, mathematicians, and engineers by awarding scholarships to college students who intend to pursue research careers in these fields.

Hannah Shoenhard ’14

Hsu Fund for Academic Interactions with China

This award was established to fund students and faculty who will be working on projects or research in China.

Yongqing Jackie Fei ’15

The Mary W. Johnson and J. Stanley Johnson Student Research Award

This award was established in 1995 to support student summer research projects. Students work under the guidance of Scripps faculty members and present their results to the college community at programs of the Humanities Institute.

Sarah Owens ’15
Eliana Rudee ’14

Landye Family For-profit Internship Grant

Through a generous gift from Thomas and Patricia Landye (GP ’06 and ’08), students receive a stipend to work for the summer with an organization in the private sector. This grant encourages students to gain skills in a for-profit environment that they can apply to their career development.

Allegra Breedlove ’15
Megan Pritchett ’14

Samella Lewis Scholarship

The Samella Lewis Scholarship was established in 2002 by former students, friends, and admirers of Samella Lewis, professor emerita of art history. The scholarship honors Samella Lewis as an educator, artist, and mentor, and is awarded to an African American student on the basis of scholastic achievement, excellence in character, leadership, and responsibility.

Marie Angeles ’14

The Lind Family Prize in Mathematics in Honor of Mary Barron and Professor Louis Barron

This award is designated in loving memory by their nephew, Mathew M. Lind, who also is the parent of Katy Lind ’06. The prize is awarded to an outstanding senior who is a math major. There is also a tuition-offsetting scholarship to be awarded to an undergraduate who has shown particular promise in math.

Madeleine Bulkow ’14
Sheri Tamagawa ’14

Marquadt Family Internship Grant

This internship was established in support of unpaid internships in students’ chosen fields.

Daysha Edewi ’14

Mellon Undergraduate Research Fellowships in Humanities and the Social Sciences

The goals of this program are to provide opportunities for students to gain critically important research skills and training in a faculty-directed research fellowship and to pursue their own research questions and more fully develop their senior theses with a pre-thesis fellowship.

Spring 2013 Awards

Pre-thesis Awards:

Dana Shaker ’14
Allison Matamoros ’14

Research Awards:

Emily Kolpien ’15
Sarah Owens ’15
Irina Rabkina ’14
Beatrice Smith ’14

Summer 2013 Awards

Pre-thesis Awards:

Elizabeth Beem ’14
Molly Fassler ’14
Allyson Healey ’14
Theresa Iker ’14
Jessica Lee’14
Laura Mallison ’14
Katelyn Muir ’14
Beatrice Smith ’14
Leah Soffer ’14

Research Awards

Tatiana Bradley ’14
Emily Hampshire ’15
Beatriz Maldonado ’15
Lucia Nunez ’15
Kaela Nurmi ’15
Mikayla Raymond ’15
Taryn Riera ’15
Alexandra Trimm ’14
Jessica Warren ’14

Lucile Morrison Dance Award

Established by the late Trustee Lucile Morrison in 1947, this award was designed to provide students with an opportunity to broaden their horizons and encourage their interest in dance as a vital educational experience.  It is given to a sophomore or junior to enable her to study with outstanding professionals in a summer school program.

Sophia Armington ’15
Brianne Imada ’14
Anya Leyhe ’14

Judith Nelsen Keep ’66 Leadership Internship Grant

This grant was established in memory and in honor of Judith Nelsen Keep ’66, through the generosity of her classmates, friends, and colleagues. Keep lived a remarkable life and her wish was to pass the torch of her full-color life on to others. Students receive a summer stipend to work with an organization which will nurture leadership, creativity, egalitarianism, and passion.

Lauren Mitten ’15
Xinyue Lu ’14

David Null Internship Grant

This internship was established in support of unpaid internships in students’ chosen fields.

Colleen Broderick ’14
Elaine Chan ’14
Claire Courtney ’14
Margaret Nurimba ’13
Camilla Pecora ’14
Megan Pritchett ’14
Ishmam Rahman ’14
Jade Ulrich ’14

Meggan Parkinson ’97 Internship in Health Education Grant

The Meggan Parkinson ’97 Health Education Internship Grant is a stipend to support a student’s internship related to health education, international humanitarian healthcare or a related field. This internship is made possible through the generosity of Meggan’s family, friends, and classmates.
Claire Courtney ’14

The Rudolph Polk Memorial Award

This award was established in 1957 by friends and colleagues of the late Rudolph Polk and is available to a student in instrumental music (violin, viola, cello, or piano). The award is made, after an audition, on the basis of technical competence, musicianship, and general musical background. Students from any of The Claremont Colleges are eligible for the cash award.

Hee Yeon (Sarah) Chung ’15

Merle A. and Edith G. Potter Award

The Merle A. and Edith G. Potter Award was established in recognition of the late Emerita Professor Edith Potter and her tireless efforts to carry on the legacy of her late husband to build bridges of understanding between Germans and Americans. In 1997, the President of the Federal Republic of Germany recognized Professor Potter for her many efforts by awarding her the Federal Order of Merit.

Mengqi (Amis) Pan ’15

The Marie McSpadden Sands Writing Awards

Established in 1995 by the sons of Marie McSpadden Sands ’34, these awards recognize excellence in writing among first-year students.

Jasmine Kusumowidagdo ’16
Claire Patterson ’16

Scheyer Family Education Internship Grant

Through a generous gift from Anne Scheyer ’80 and her family, students receive a stipend supporting an internship with an organization promoting access to education for historically marginalized groups.

Victoria Wong ’14
Alexandra Forsyth ’15

Scripps College Internship Grant for the Environment

This internship was established to assist students in environmental science, policy, and analysis.

Yasmine Acheampong ’14
Annemieke Ruina ’15
Margaret Smith ’15

Strauss Scholarship

The Strauss Scholarship is awarded to those who have demonstrated an interest in public service, have outstanding leadership potential, have developed and can demonstrate effective communication skills, and who wish to “make a difference” in local, regional, or national communities.

Ei Phyu Theint ’14
Natasha Magness ’14

Summer Internship Grant in Conflict Management

A stipend is given to a student who will work for a summer with an organization dedicated to peace and conflict resolution. It allows the student to engage in meaningful work and receive training from an organization that does not offer compensation. This grant offers a student the opportunity to gain invaluable knowledge about the process of working toward conflict resolution.

Eliana Rudee ’14

The Martha Wehmeier Hammer Scholarship

Established in 1997 in honor of former Board Chair Martha Wehmeier Hammer ’66, this scholarship is awarded to an outstanding sophomore at the conclusion of her third semester of the Humanities Core
Program. The recipient receives the scholarship for her junior..

Michaela Moffett ’15
Emily Hampshire ’15

The Wilson Internship

The Wilson Internship, offered by the Ruth Chandler Williamson Gallery, is a summer internship made possible by Scripps alumna Jane Coila Wilson ’64 and Michael Wilson (Harvey Mudd College ’63) as part of their generous contribution in support of the Scripps art program.

Lauren Ambielli ’14
Liv Townsend ’14

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