Students and graduates from Triangle universities are among the recipients of two prestigious international scholarship awards announced Monday.
Three students from Duke University and one from N.C. State University were among 43 recipients of the 2018 Marshall Scholarship, which pays for graduate study at British universities. In addition, three Duke students and one student from UNC-Chapel Hill won Schwarzman Scholarships to study next year at Tsinghua University in Beijing. Overall, 142 Schwarzman Scholars were chosen from more than 4,000 applicants worldwide.
The Marshall Scholars are:
▪ Kobi Felton of Raleigh, a Park Scholar at N.C. State University, who is majoring in chemical engineering and minoring in Spanish. He will study chemical engineering and biotechnology at the University of Cambridge, and nanomaterials at Imperial College London.
▪ Antonio Lopez, a graduate of Duke University who majored in global cultural studies and African and African-American studies. A poet and writer, he is a graduate student at Rutgers University-Newark.
▪ John Lu, a Duke student from Whippany, N.J., who will graduate with majors in chemistry and mathematics and a minor in biology. He will study health policy at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine and do research at the University of Cambridge.
▪ Meghana Vagwala of South Grafton, Mass., a Duke student who designed her degree in neuroscience, ethics and anthropology. An Angier B. Duke Scholar at Duke, she plans to study medical anthropology at the University of Edinburgh and global mental health at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.
The Schwarzman Scholars are:
▪ Riyanka Ganguly, the student body president at Duke, majoring in political science. She has worked at the intersection of global health and business at the United States Agency for International Development and hopes to continue to advance the field of international development through innovation and business-minded principles.
▪ Amy Kramer, a Duke student majoring in public policy and political science. A Robertson Scholar, she is an Army ROTC Cadet and wrote her senior honors thesis on the impact of female leadership in ROTC programs nationally. She is a member of the Duke Program in American Grand Strategy and plays bassoon in the Duke orchestra.
▪ Aron Rimanyi, from Hungary, a student at Duke studying political science and economics. An Angier B. Duke Scholar, Rimanyi helped lead the Duke Program in American Grand Strategy and the Alexander Hamilton Society.
▪ Min Yang, from China, a 2015 UNC graduate with a double major in public health and statistics. At UNC, he was involved with HIV/AIDS research in Southern China, studied global health policy at the World Health Organization and served as the deputy director of the Duke-UNC China Leadership Summit.