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More 2014 Fellowships


By Office of News & Public Affairs |

Published: May 22, 2014

• James Sauro ’16, a major in international studies and psychology from Bethesda, Md., has been awarded a David L. Boren Scholarship. He will participate in an intensive Arabic language program in Amman, Jordan, from June to the end of August, then a semester-long area-and-language study.  Read full story at

• Graduate School of Social Work doctoral student Amy Griffin ’05 has been awarded a Congressional Policy Fellowship from the Society for Research in Childhood Development, a one-year placement that involves working in the office of a member of Congress or for a Congressional committee or support agency.  Read full story at

• Connell School of Nursing rising junior Laura Mata has been awarded a Fund for Education Abroad Scholarship to support her upcoming study abroad semester in Ecuador. She is the first-ever Boston College student to win a FEA scholarship.  Read full story at

• Michael Weston-Murphy ’10 has received a Lisa Goldberg Fellowship at the New York University Wagner School of Public Service for this fall. The fellowship was established for rising leaders in public service who seek careers in philanthrophy or Jewish leadership. For the past three years, Weston-Murphy, co-founder of Al-Noor: The Boston College Undergraduate Journal of Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies, has been an employee for the Archdiocese of New York, managing a campaign to support the restoration of St. Patrick’s Cathedral.

• Benjamin Gilman Scholarships for summer study were awarded to Sothavy Doeur ’15 (in Cambodia) and Saron Tekie ’15  (Ireland); Carson Truesdell ’17 (Italy) was named an alternate.

• Matthew F. Evans ’15, whose research interests focus on the cell biology of neuron growth, was awarded a Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship, considered the premier undergraduate fellowship in the sciences. [See Chronicle story at]