2017 Student Awards and Accomplishments
These are the awards and accomplishments for the current year. Click the following links to view awards and accomplishments from previous years: 2016.
Asia Cadet, a junior triple majoring in sociology, criminology, and political science, was awarded the opportunity to study Mandarin in China as part of her Critical Language Scholarship, a program of the U.S. Department of State Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.
Dana De Greff, a Masters in Fine Arts candidate in fiction, was awarded with a two-year, $45,000 matching grant by the Knight Foundation to kick start her PageSlayers Summer Camp in 2017. Her idea is an inspiring one: exposing kids to the art of creative writing in the city of Opa-Locka by starting a free, six-week summer camp program in its recreation center, known as The ARC. Read more.
Jacob Rudolph, a senior majoring in political science and minoring in LGBTQ studies, is the University of Miami's first ever Point Scholar, a national scholarship awarded to an undergraduate student who has demonstrated extraordinary leadership in the LGBTQ community. Rudolph worked with the Office of Prestigious Awards to apply for the John Lewis Fellowship. The fellowship took Rudolph to Atlanta for a four-week intensive program that looked at the social movements in the U.S. with a focus on civil rights.