Lisa McLellan ’15, Julia Slopsema ’15, Monica Ohnsorg ’16 and David Lunderberg ’17
Hope graduates have once again fared well in the prestigious Graduate Research Fellowship Program of the National Science Foundation (NSF), with four receiving awards this year.
Lisa McLellan ’15, Julia Slopsema ’15, Monica Ohnsorg ’16 and David Lunderberg ’17, all received fellowships this year. McLellan had received honorable mention in both 2015 and 2016, and Ohnsorg had received honorable mention last year.
Hope students or graduates have received fellowships or honorable mention through the program every year for more than 20 years, and this is the 10th year in a row that multiple graduating seniors or recent alumni have been recognized. The NSF awarded 2,000 of the fellowships nationwide this year, and recognized another 1,753 applicants with honorable mention. There were more than 13,000 applicants.
The awards are for students pursuing a research-based master’s or doctoral degree in science or engineering. The fellowships are for up to three years, and pay a $34,000 annual stipend and a $12,000 cost-of-education allowance to the graduate institution.
Lunderberg will be pursuing graduate study in physical chemistry at the University of California, Berkeley. McLellan is pursuing graduate study in microbial biology at Washington University in St. Louis. Ohnsorg is pursuing graduate study in macromolecular chemistry, supramolecular chemistry and nanochemistry at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities. Slopsema is pursuing graduate study in biomedical engineering at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities.