Skip to main content

Jackson School students receive Fulbright, other awards for global pursuits in 2021-2022

June 13, 2021

Student Award Recipients 2021-20211
National and UW awards for Jackson School students (L to R):Trung-Anh Ngyuen, Sophia Moser and Noah Gruenert

In Spring 2021, three Jackson School students received highly competitive and prestigious awards to pursue their passion for the world through language learning and research at home and abroad:

Sophia Moser, who graduated in June with a bachelor’s degree in international studies with a focus on human rights, has received a Fulbright U.S. Scholar Award for 2021-2022 that will take her to Brazil as an English Teaching Assistant. A triple-minor in Spanish, Portuguese and Modern Greek, Moser last year received a Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowship (Portuguese) in Summer 2020 via the University of Washington’s Center for Global Studies. Moser plans to pursue a career in the field of human rights advocacy.

Noah Gruenert, a double-major in International Studies and Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations, will study Persian and Russian this summer, thanks to a U.S. State Department Critical Language Scholarship. He will use the scholarship to improve his Russian with professors based in Vladimir, Russia. Gruenert is also minoring in Mathematics and Russian, and expects to graduate in Spring 2022. He received an academic year 2019-2020 FLAS award (Persian) from the UW’s Middle East Center.

Trung-Ang Nguyen, a doctoral student at the Jackson School, has been awarded the Dr. Eleanor Hadley Scholarship for the 2021-2022 academic year by the UW Mortar Board Alumni/Tolo Foundation. Mortar Board is the oldest continuing national honor society on the University of Washington campus, and recognizes outstanding scholarship, leadership, and service in senior college students. The scholarship was named in honor of Dr. Eleanor Hadley, whose accomplishments included being one of General MacArthur’s key advisors on the Japanese economy following WWII, serving on the faculties of Smith College and George Washington University, authoring a highly respected book about Japan, enjoying a distinguished career with the United States government, and receiving the Sacred Treasure of the Third Order from the Emperor of Japan.