News Release Library
July 17, 2012

Academic Awards for St. Edward's University Students

In addition to the six students who received Fulbright Scholarships for the 2012-2013 school year, three St. Edward’s University students were also awarded coveted undergraduate and graduate fellowships with the Emerson and Pickering programs.

Jarymar Arana, ’11, was chosen as one of twenty students to receive the Emerson National Hunger Fellowship. The Emerson Fellowship is a social justice program that trains, inspires, and sustains leaders. Fellows gain field experience fighting hunger and poverty through placements in community-based organizations across the country, and policy experience through placements in Washington, D.C. The program bridges community-based efforts and national public policy, and fellows develop as effective leaders in the movement to end hunger and poverty.

Ashton Robison, ’13, was selected for the Pickering Undergraduate Foreign Affairs Fellowship program. The Fellowship seeks to recruit talented students in academic programs relevant to international affairs, political and economic analysis, administration, management, and science policy, as they are prepared academically and professionally to enter the United States Department of State Foreign Service.

Shirley Green, ’12, was awarded a Pickering Graduate Foreign Affairs Fellowship, which supports students who enroll in two-year master's degree programs in public policy, international affairs, public administration or academic fields such as business, economics, political science, sociology or foreign languages. The program develops a source of trained men and women who will represent the skill needs of the Department and who are dedicated to representing America's interests abroad.

The Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation administers both the undergraduate and graduate Pickering Fellowships.

Congratulations to Jarymar, Ashton and Shirley for receiving their respective fellowships, and for representing St. Edward’s University in these selective social justice- and globally-focused programs.