Scholarships and Other Honors 2013

How useful is a Dickinson education? Just ask our students and alums.
Dickinsonians regularly earn prestigious grants and scholarships, conduct research, work around the world and enter esteemed graduate programs. And, at a time of economic uncertainty, our students and alums are securing desirable positions on Wall Street, Main Street and beyond. They’re entering the growing fields of environmental science, finance, education, the arts, international business, peace advocacy and more.
Here are just a few of the accomplished Dickinsonians who have earned accolades at Dickinson and beyond.

Jeffrey Lewek '13

Jeffrey Lewek receives scholarship.

Hometown: Penfield, N.Y.
Major(s): German; International Studies
Scholarship: Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship

Jeffrey has received a Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship to Germany, where he teach English and American studies to middle and/or high school students. Lewek will use the international-teaching experience to pursue a career as a comparative-literature professor.

Phoebe Oldach '13

Phoebe Oldach receives scholarship.

Hometown: Chapel Hill, N.C.
Major(s): Chemistry; Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Scholarship: Fulbright Research Scholarship


Phoebe has received a Fulbright Research Scholarship to India to investigate bioremediation of the persistent organic pollutant Lindane at the University of Delhi. "I am especially excited to learn about this new place in the context of conducting research that will hopefully have a positive impact on the environmental pollution and public health threat posed by persisting Lindane stockpiles," she says.

In 2012, Phoebe was awarded a Goldwater Scholarship by the Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Program, which fosters and encourages excellence in science and mathematics by providing financial assistance for highly qualified individuals to contribute to their education and research in the sciences. Learn more about Phoebe.

How has Dickinson prepared Phoebe for Life Beyond the Limestone?

"Dickinson has helped me develop many different skills-from lab techniques to writing expertise," she says. "It also has given me the confidence to jump into a new lab, a new research topic, and a new country, and both adapt and make a valuable contribution."

Melissa Reif '13

Melissa Reif receives scholarship.

Hometown: McLean, Va.
Major(s): International Studies
Scholarship: Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship (ETA)

Melissa has received a Fulbright ETA to Brazil, where she will tutor English in one of the country's 59 federal universities and volunteer with arts organizations to teach students American dance styles, including tap, jazz and hip-hop.

Christina Socci '13

Christina Socci receives scholarship.

Hometown: Pine Brook, N.J.
Major(s): English; French (minor)
Scholarship: Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship 

Christina has received a Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship to South Korea where she will teach secondary-school students. "Dickinson has given me the experience of thinking and working on an international scale," she says. "From my work as a tutor in the Multilingual Writing Center to my semester abroad in Toulouse, France, I've had the opportunity to engage with new cultures."

In 2012, Christina was recognized as the Senior Sophister, which is presented to the student with the highest GPA during his or her junior year.
How has Dickinson prepared Christina for Life Beyond the Limestone?
"My work as a tutor and English major has kindled my passion for translation and writing, which I will continue to pursue as an English Teaching Assistant."

Published March 25, 2013