Seven students from Colorado State University have been selected to receive highly competitive national scholarships in 2022.

Udall Scholars

Nizhoni Hatch
Aidan Lyde

Nizhoni Hatch, a sophomore in the College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, and Aidan Lyde, a junior in the College of Liberal Arts, were among the 55 students from across the country to be named Udall Scholars this year.

This marks the eighth consecutive year that a CSU student has been named a Udall Scholar. Since 2015, 11 students have received scholarships from the Udall Foundation. The students were nominated by a selection committee of CSU faculty through the Office for Scholarship and Fellowship Advising.

Each scholarship provides $7,000 for the scholar’s junior or senior year of academic study. A 20-member independent review committee selected this year’s group on the basis of commitment to careers in the environment, Native American public policy or Native health care.

Goldwater Scholars

Rachel Masters
Alison Shad

Rachel Masters in the College of Natural Sciences and Alison Shad in the Walter Scott, Jr. College of Engineering were named 2022 Goldwater Scholars by the Barry Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Foundation. The prestigious honor, the country’s top undergraduate award dedicated to fostering the next generation of research leaders in natural sciences, engineering, and mathematics,

includes scholarships of up to $7,500 per year for up to two years.

Masters and Shad were among the 417 sophomores and juniors selected from an estimated pool of more than 5,000 in the annual competition. The Goldwater Foundation this year awarded scholarships to six scholars from four Colorado institutions: CSU, the University of Colorado Boulder, the University of Colorado Colorado Springs and the Colorado School of Mines.

Fulbright Student Awards

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Jenna Biedscheid
Photo of Keelan Kenny
Keelan Kenny
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Natalie Montecino

Jenna Biedscheid of the College of Health and Human Sciences, Keelan Kenny of the College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, and Natalie Montecino of the College of Liberal Arts each received a grant from the State Department and the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board.

The Fulbright U.S. Student Program awards approximately 2,000 grants annually for select students to travel abroad to conduct research or teach English as a way to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries. Since 2015, 21 CSU students have been selected for the prestigious program.

Colorado State is also recognized as one of the nation’s top producers of Fulbright U.S. Scholars – professionals, artists and scholars who usually hold faculty appointments. This year, CSU was tied for the third most Fulbright awards received among doctoral institutions with eight awards. Only University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and Michigan State had more.