Barry Goldwater scholarships

The Barry Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Program was established by Congress in 1986 to honor Senator Barry Goldwater, who served his country for 56 years as a soldier and statesman, including 30 years of service in the U.S. Senate.

The purpose of the Foundation is to provide a continuing source of highly qualified scientists, mathematicians, and engineers by awarding scholarships to college students who intend to pursue research careers in these fields.

COA student recipients of the Barry Goldwater scholarship:

2024 Noelle Stringer
2023 Wriley Hodge
2022 Eleanor Gnam
2019 Emma Ober
2014 Ian Medeiros
2012 Katherine Shlepr
2011 Franklin Jacoby
2010 Kaija Klauder
2008 Neith Little
2008 Anna Perry
2003 Yaniv Brandvain
2001 Katrina Smith
1998 Nicole Cabana
1997 Abraham Noe-Hays
1996 Sarah Faull
1994 Jim Kellam
1994 Mariska Obedzinski
1991 Jennifer Rock
1990 Darron Collins

Fulbright student awards

The Fulbright Program was established in 1946 under legislation introduced by then-Senator J. William Fulbright of Arkansas. The Fulbright Program is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.

The Fulbright U.S. Student Program awards approximately 1,600 U.S. students, and the Fulbright Foreign Student Program awards approximately 4,000 foreign students. 

Natasha Krell
Research on climate variability impacts on communities around Mount Kenya.

Eliza Oldach
Exploring ecological relationships in coastal marsh and mussel communities off New Zealand’s South Island.

Kathryn W. Davis Projects for Peace awards

In 2015, Rebecca Haydu '16 helped to launch Centro Cultural RealizArte with one of the host famil...In 2015, Rebecca Haydu '16 helped to launch Centro Cultural RealizArte with one of the host families from COA's Yucatán Program and funds from the Davis Projects for Peace. The center celebrates and teaches local culture, Mayan language, and various arts. Here students leave the local church with their pinhole cameras. Credit: Photo by Rebecca Haydu '16The Kathryn W. Davis Projects for Peace program is an invitation to undergraduates at the American colleges and universities in the Davis United World College Scholars Program to design grassroots projects that they will implement during the summer. The projects judged to be the most promising and feasible will be funded at $10,000 each. The objective is to encourage and support today’s motivated youth to create and try out their own ideas for building peace.

Taibatou Adamou and Aniruddha Jaydeokar 
“Empower Women Entrepreneurs for Peace in Niger”

Tina Alise Drupa
“JUME: Cēsu Pluriversity”

Mauro Jose Ramirez Azofeifa
“Protecting Palmichal’s Watershed Through Youth Experiential Education: Cultivating Environmental Peace and Prosperity in San Jose Rural”
(Costa Rica)

Mariana Orias López
“Estudio de Arte Móvil Sahuinto”

Marina Lika Uehara
“Traveling Mobile Library in Yacatán, Mexico: U mábben popel t’aan-La Caja de Los Cuentos (The Box of Stories)”

Jenna Farineau
“Seeds of Peace: Establishing a Community Managed Seed Bank in Gambia”

Sara Löwgren
“Installing solar power at Sakyikrom United Primary School”


Moni Ayoub and Andela Roncevic
“Waste on the Wheel”

Rebecca Haydu
“Centro Cultural RealizArte”

Boglarka Ivanegova, Ana Puhac, and Zuri de Souza
“Rooftop of Eden”

Maytik Avirama and Maria Alejandra Escalante
“Empowering Local Initiatives: Building Food Sovereignty”

Surya B. Karki
“Organic Coffee and Fruit Production for Peace”

Adrian Fernandez Jauregui
“Harvesting Rain as a Method of Resilience”

Samuli Sinisalo
“Mundus Socialis Youth Camp”

Nafisa Mohammadi
“Resolving the Stinking Heaps”

Zimmerman Cardona, Andrew Louw, and Neil Oculi
“Riparian Stabilization in St. Lucia”
(St. Lucia)

Margaret Longley
“Homelessness and Voting in a Democracy”

Katarina Jurikova
“Community Gardens for Women and Children in Fort Portal”

Lombe Simon and James Lojogo
“Adjumani Apicultural Initiative”

Michael Keller
“Asylum & Acceptance; Seeking Peace in Charlotteville, VA”

Thomas J. Watson fellowships

Blake Davis '11 on the water.Blake Davis '11 on the water. Credit: Blake Davis '11

The Thomas J. Watson Foundation fellowship is a one-year grant for purposeful, independent study outside the United States, awarded to graduating seniors. College of the Atlantic is one of a limited number of colleges who may nominate students for the fellowship.

Jasper White
“The Invisible Pandemic: A Firsthand Look at Chytridiomycosis”
(Ghana, Australia, Spain, Panama)

Indiana Nunez Sharer
“Communities of Mothers: Voices of Resilience and Healing”
(Colombia, New Zealand, Ghana)

Moni Ayoub
“Women’s Stories: Exploring Domestic Violence Across Cultures”
(Argentina, Tunisia, Egypt, Sweden)

Galen Hecht
“Poetic Cartography:  Charting People’s Place in Three Great Watersheds”
(Sweden, Finland, Nepal, India, Chile)

Anouk de Fontaine
“Dance as Medicine: Looking at Dance as a Tool for Community Healing”
(Brazil, South Africa, India, Japan)

Lisa Bjerke
“It is A Waste to Call It Waste: Exploring the Culture of Compost”
(Germany, China, Bangladesh, Japan)

Graham Reeder
“Preparing for a Changing Climate: Community Based Adaptation Strategies”
(Malawi, Burkina Faso, Bangladesh, Malaysia, Maldives)

Blake Davis
“The Culture and Evolution of Fly Fishing Techniques”
(Australia, Thailand, Puerto Rico, Costa Rica, India)

Lauren Nutter
“Voices for the Future: Youth, Passion, and Sustainable Change”
(Turkey, Mexico, India, Maldives, Netherlands)

Brett Ciccotelli
“Change Along the Banks: Explorations in River Deltas and Coastal Wetlands”
(Canada, Mexico, Italy, Bangladesh, Egypt)

Nick Jenei
“Sustainable Entrepreneurship: The Future of Business in India and China”
(India, China)

Michael Keller
“Mapping Asylum in Fortress Europe”
(Denmark, Poland, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom)

Ana Maria Rey Martinez
“Testimonials of Former Coca Growers”
(Bolivia, Peru)

Juan Hoffmaister
“Changing Climate: Community Response to Water Crisis in Extreme Weather”
(Greenland, Namibia, Maldives Islands, Chile, Germany)

Nikhit D’Sa
“Untold Journeys, Unseen Eyes: Life through the Eyes of Street Children”
(Ireland, Ghana, Guyana, Jamaica)

Sarah Drummond
“Inquiring Eyes: Natural History Artists and Island Exploration”
(England, Argentina, Chile, Tahiti, New Zealand, Australia, Sri Lanka)

Nathaniel Keller
“On and Off the Pitch: Exploring the International Language of Soccer”
(Croatia, England, Argentine, Brazil)

Noah Krell
“Modern Piercing Culture: A Photographic Study of Identity”
(England, South Africa, Japan, New Zealand)

Erin Gott
“Understanding Cultures through the Eyes of the Falconer”
(Southern Africa, Europe, Middle East, Central Asia, Japan)  

Traci Hickson
“Tuning in to Community Radio”
(Italy, Australia, South Africa, Canada)

Mariska Obedzinski
“Casting into the World: Exploring Rivers through the Eyes of a Fly Fisherman”
(New Zealand, Argentina, Russia, Chile)

Jennifer Del Regno
“Traditional Life in a Sicilian Village”
(Sicily, Brazil, Australia)

Patricia Ciraulo
“Re-structuring Lives: An Oral History of Russia’s Intellectual Class”
(Russia, Finland, Germany, France, Israel, Cyprus)

Dianne Riley
“Neighbors, Cultures, and Economic Development”
(Brazil, Ghana, Hong Kong)

Jennifer Rock
“Living Fossils: Visitors from the Dreamtime”
(Brazil, New Zealand, Australia, Kenya, Uganda, Indonesia)

Darron Collins
“From Source to Sea: Four Rivers in Transition”
(Chile, New Zealand)

Jeff Miller
“Two Wheels Abroad: An Exploration of Bicycling Societies”
(China, New Zealand, Japan, Europe, Sri Lanka)

Wendy Doherty
“Plants and Human Strategies for Coping with Stress in Changing Environments”
(Malaysia, Israel, Nepal, Australia)

Park Armstrong
“International Uses of Geothermal Energy”
(Italy, New Zealand, Iceland, Japan, Mexico)

Dan Sangeap
“Social Change in Eastern Europe”
(Romania, Hungary, Soviet Union)

Michael Broyer
“The Relationship Between Humans and Mountains”
(Japan, New Zealand, Kenya, Nepal, Switzerland)

Dennis Bracale
“Studying Landscape Gardens: An Old Perspective with New Meaning”
(China, Japan, France, Italy, England)

David Heckscher
“Traditional and Modern Potato Culture in the Andes”
(Colombia, Chile, Bolivia, Ecuador, Peru)

Carol Laliberte
“Sustainable Agriculture and Soil Science”
(Japan, India, Europe)

Sarah Greenman
“Fishery Practices and Policies”
(Scandinavia, Japan)

Rick Epstein
“Culture, Environment, and Form: Traditional Architecture at 40% N. Latitude”
(Italy, Greece, China, Japan)

Peter Wayne
“The Ecological State and the History of Human Activities on Atlantic Islands”
(Wales, Scotland, Nova Scotia)

Udall scholars

The Udall Foundation awards scholarships to college sophomores and juniors for leadership, public service, and commitment to issues related to American Indian nations or to the environment.

Aishwarya Devarajan, Udall Honorable Mention
Kimberly Lopez Castellanos, Udall Scholar
2016 Laura H. Berry, Udall Scholar
  Matthew M. Kennedy, Udall Scholar
2014 Rebecca M. Coombs, Udall Honorable Mention
2012 Rachel G. Briggs, Udall Scholar
  Katherine R. Shlepr, Udall Honorable Mention
  Trudi Zundel, Udall Honorable Mention
2011 Rachel G. Briggs, Udall Honorable Mention
  Marina E. Garland, Udall Honorable Mention
2010 Emily R.V. Postman, Udall Honorable Mention
2009 Matthew A. Maiorana, Udall Honorable Mention
  Lauren A. Nutter, Udall Honorable Mention
  Casie L. Reed, Udall Honorable Mention
2008 Matthew A. Maiorana, Udall Scholar
  Lauren A. Nutter, Udall Scholar
  Brett A. Ciccotelli, Udall Honorable Mention
  Michael J. Keller, Udall Honorable Mention
2007 Brett A. Ciccotelli, Udall Honorable Mention
2006 John H. Deans, Udall Scholar
  Elspeth M. Flemings, Udall Honorable Mention
2005 Henry A. Steinberg, Udall Scholar
  Kipp Quinby, Udall Honorable Mention
  Sandra L. Walczyk, Udall Honorable Mention
2004 Kipp M. Quinby, Udall Scholar
  Henry A. Steinberg, Udall Scholar
2003 Nathaniel H. Keller, Udall Scholar
2002 Nathaniel H. Keller, Udall Scholar
2001 Bethany A. Murray, Udall Scholar
  Samuel J. Lord, Udall Honorable Mention
1998 Yasmin E. O’Brien-Lucero, Udall Scholar
1997 Traci D. Hickson, Udall Honorable Mention
1996 Eugenio M. Bertin, Udall Scholar
  Traci D. Hickson, Udall Scholar
  Amy E. Ferrero Scott, Udall Scholar