2017 LSU Alumni Association International Student ScholarshipsRecipients IP

 On Friday, April 7, 2017, International Programs announced the 2017 scholarship recipients at International Fusion. The scholarship was established in 2015 to recognize four outstanding international students demonstrating high academic achievement, along with leadership, diversity, and engagement. The recipients for 2017 are:

Adam Ali (male/undergraduate): Mr. Ali is currently pursuing a B.S. in Petroleum Engineering, minoring in Business Administration, with anticipated graduation in May 2018. His GPA is 4.15. He is currently serving as both an undergraduate research assistant and supplemental instructor in the College of Engineering, and he is a mentor in the Chevron Mentorship Program. He has previously served as a tutor for the LSU Center for Academic Success. Of coming to LSU, Mr. Ali states, “Coming to LSU from a place which wasn’t exposed much to the outside world has been a life changing experience for me….I would have been living a whole different life now if I never got this one in a million opportunity to study here at this amazing campus." Mr. Ali is from Tanzania.

Dipak Kumar Singh (male/graduate): Mr. Singh is pursuing a Ph.D. in Computer Science, with research specializing in Datacenter Networking and Deep learning. His expected completion date is Spring 2019, and his overall GPA is 4.027. In addition to his academic achievements, which are extensive, and aside from his duties as a TA in his department, he is the president of the Bhakti Yoga Club. He worked in coordination with LSU Frey Computing Center to deploy an IT cyberinfrastructure for fast and reliable big data transmission and analysis that is currently being used by multiple departments on campus. He previously volunteered in the Bihari More Education Project, which is an initiative by students, alumni and faculty of the National Institute of Technology Durgapur aimed to mentor local, underprivileged children. Mr. Singh is from India.

Recipients VannoyGlaucia Del Rio (female/graduate): Ms. Del Rio is pursuing a Ph.D. in Biological Sciences, with a specialization in Ornithology. She has a GPA of 4.15 and expects to complete her program in January 2019. Ms. Del Rio has been actively engaged at LSU in the Geaux Science program to stimulate young undergraduate students in joining STEM careers and has been a volunteer in the 6th Grade Day initiative from the LSU President’s office, which is a program designed to have 6th graders visit the LSU campus to introduce them to the sciences. She is an active member of the LSU Women in STEM group. In Brazil, she has volunteered to give talks and classes to people of all ages about conservation and also volunteered at the NGO Save Brazil, helping to create the first protected wetlands in the state of São Paulo. Of coming to LSU, Ms. Del Rio states, “Being here is a dream come true and the highest honor a Brazilian ornithologist could achieve in his/her Ph.D.”

Thu Nguyen (female/graduate): Ms. Nguyen is pursuing her Ph. D. in Chemistry. She has a 4.0 GPA. She is active in several organizations at LSU, including the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi and the National Organization for the Professional Advancement of Black Chemists and Chemical Engineers (NOBCChE). She is also highly engaged in the Baton Rouge community, and serves as a tutor at the Baton Rouge Youth Coalition, which provides educational support for gifted, under resourced students in the Baton Rouge area. One of her recommending professors states, “Ms. Thu genuinely enjoys sharing her enthusiasm for science with younger students. She has also presented her research at national and international conferences and has won multiple poster awards at these conferences.” Of her experience at LSU, Ms. Nguyen states that “...coming to LSU allows me to connect with friends from diverse backgrounds, develop solidarity through mutual understanding and respect, and together we strive for excellence.” Ms. Nguyen is from Vietnam.

 

On Sunday, April 3, 2016 International Programs, along with the LSU Alumni Association, announced the 2016 recipients of the scholarship at International Fusion. The scholarship was established last year to recognize four outstanding international students demonstrating high academic achievement along with leadership, engagement, and diversity. The recipients for 2016 are:

  • Therese Jernbeck is an undergraduate from Sweden, studying International Trade and Finance. She has been a member of the LSU Track and Field Team and has a 3.965 GPA.
  • Caio Diniz is an undergraduate from Brazil, and is pursuing a BA in Music Performance. His GPA is 3.85 and he currently is a member of the Baton Rouge Symphony Orchestra.
  • Naomi Clement is a graduate student from Canada, and is an MFA candidate in Ceramics. She is the president of the LSU Ceramic Art Student Association and has a 4.0 GPA.
  • Guillermo Severiche is a doctoral candidate in Comparative Literature. He is from Argentina, and has been actively working to foster collaboration between his undergraduate university in Argentina and LSU.

Congratulations to the 2016 LSU Alumni Association International Student Scholarship recipients!

- See more at: http://www.lsu.edu/intlpro/news.php#sthash.PyHb15Ns.dpuf

On Sunday, April 3, 2016 International Programs, along with the LSU Alumni Association, announced the 2016 recipients of the scholarship at International Fusion. The scholarship was established last year to recognize four outstanding international students demonstrating high academic achievement along with leadership, engagement, and diversity. The recipients for 2016 are:

  • Therese Jernbeck is an undergraduate from Sweden, studying International Trade and Finance. She has been a member of the LSU Track and Field Team and has a 3.965 GPA.
  • Caio Diniz is an undergraduate from Brazil, and is pursuing a BA in Music Performance. His GPA is 3.85 and he currently is a member of the Baton Rouge Symphony Orchestra.
  • Naomi Clement is a graduate student from Canada, and is an MFA candidate in Ceramics. She is the president of the LSU Ceramic Art Student Association and has a 4.0 GPA.
  • Guillermo Severiche is a doctoral candidate in Comparative Literature. He is from Argentina, and has been actively working to foster collaboration between his undergraduate university in Argentina and LSU.

Congratulations to the 2016 LSU Alumni Association International Student Scholarship recipients!

- See more at: http://www.lsu.edu/intlpro/news.php#sthash.PyHb15Ns.dpuf