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NSF grants prestigious fellowships to NDSU students



Four North Dakota State University students have been awarded fellowships from the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program.

Fellowships are awarded to individuals through a peer-reviewed, competitive process; awardees have demonstrated their potential to do cutting-edge research in their field of study.

“These awards are highly competitive, and are earned only by those students who will be leading researchers in their field of study,” said NDSU Provost Beth Ingram. “I am delighted that the NSF has recognized so many NDSU students with this prestigious honor.”

The GRFP provides three years of financial support within a five-year fellowship period ($34,000 annual stipend and $12,000 cost-of-education allowance to the graduate institution) for graduate study that leads to a research-based master's or doctoral degree in science or engineering. 

GRFPs Awarded:

Loren Anderson – Mathematics (current NDSU undergraduate student)

Jessica Bair – Psychology (NDSU undergraduate who attends University of Minnesota Twin Cities)

Liz Cambron – Cellular and Molecular Biology (current NDSU graduate student, earned undergrad degree from Aurora University)

Cody Ritt – Civil and Environmental Engineering (current NDSU undergraduate student) 

Honorable Mentions:

Steven Giesler – Civil and Environmental Engineering (current NDSU undergraduate student)

Krystal Kalliokoski – Chemistry (current NDSU graduate student)

Rachel Salter – Biological Sciences / STEM Education (current NDSU graduate student)

NDSU Graduate School and the Graduate Center for Writers held multiple workshops to encourage and assist students as they apply for this and other funding opportunities for graduate degree programs.

Awardees – chosen from close to 17,000 applicants – represent a diverse group of scientific disciplines and from all states, the District of Columbia, and U.S. commonwealths and territories. Recipients, from more than 488 universities includes 1,077 women, 424 individuals from underrepresented minority groups, 62 persons with disabilities, 35 veterans and 627 senior undergraduates.

NSF provides fellowships to individuals selected early in their careers based on their demonstrated potential for significant achievements in science and engineering. GRFP is critical to NSF's overall strategy of developing the globally engaged workforce necessary to ensure the nation's leadership in advancing science and engineering research and innovation.

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