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Notre Dame seniors receive national scholarships and fellowships

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The National Science Foundation, Fulbright Educational Exchange Program, Mitchell Scholarship Program and other national organizations have awarded postgraduate scholarships and fellowships to 14 University of Notre Dame seniors.

Andrea Laidman, Alden, N.Y., received a Mitchell Scholarship for one year of graduate study in any discipline offered at an institution of higher learning in Ireland or Northern Ireland and will study at the National University of Ireland, Maynooth.

Adam Boocher, South Bend; Thomas Economon, St. Louis; and Christine Loza, Dublin, Ohio; received National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships.

Five seniors have received Fulbright grants for study abroad. They are: Bronwyn Fullard, Hoover, Ala., to Kenya; Jessica Peyton, Philadelphia, Pa., to Georgia; Cailin Shannon, Hartland, Wis., to India; Meagan McGinley, Doylestown, Pa., to South Korea; and Jessica Nelson, Ham Lake, Minn., to Spain.

Phillip Alday, Luling, La., received an Austrian Teaching Assistantship.

Alday, Michael Popejoy, Wheaton, Ill., and Grant Van Eaton, Austin, received DAAD Study Scholarships, which are awarded to graduating seniors with a well-defined study or research project that makes studies at universities in Germany essential.

Popejoy, Jessica Morton, Elk Grove Village, Ill., and Samuel Stoner, Valparaiso, Ind., received Lilly Graduate Fellowships, which support exceptionally well-qualified students who are entering doctoral programs in humanities and the arts and who are interested in becoming teacher-scholars at church-related universities in the U.S.

Originally published by William G. Gilroy at on May 15, 2008.