NEWS: Four Oliners receive prestigious Fulbright, Gilman and Goldwater Scholarships

June 15, 2023

Fulbright U.S. Student Program Award

Olin’s Tolulope Oshinowo ’23 has received a Fulbright U.S. Student Program award to research the cross section between technology and public policy with a focus on sustainability at the University of Toronto in 2024. This award is given by the U.S. Department of State and the Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board.

Tolu will first enroll as a Masters’ student at Princeton this fall, then will take a leave of absence in spring 2024 for the Fulbright, before returning to Princeton.

“I will be contributing to work at the University of Toronto on improving information systems used to support climate and environmental justice advocacy in Toronto,” explained Tolu. “This project is in collaboration with scholars from University of Toronto’s Dalla Lana School of Public

Health and several community-based organizations in the region. The project team is planning to use participatory design methods to evaluate existing environmental justice reporting tools and develop alternatives that more closely meet the needs of community organizations in the region.”

Olin is consistently included on the list of U.S. colleges and universities that produce the most Fulbright U.S. Students. Since its first graduating class in 2006, 18 Olin alumni have gone on to receive and complete Fulbright grants.


Gilman International Scholarship

Ava Possidente ’26 and Anthony Costarelli ’25 have been awarded the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA), along with 2,100 American undergraduate students from all 50 states. The Gilman Scholarship, which enables undergraduate students to study abroad, contributes to the Department’s diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility efforts to engage the American people in foreign policy.

Ava will study in Edinburgh this fall with Olin's first ever semester long faculty-led program at Heriot-Watt University. Anthony Costarelli will study abroad in either Stockholm or Amsterdam during the Spring 2024 semester.

“Ava and Anthony possess the qualities of successful study abroad students – they are open to developing global awareness and cross-cultural understanding that is essential in today's global world,” says Courtney Beach, assistant director for international programs & post-graduate programs. “The Gilman Scholarship is so wonderful as it gives students an opportunity to gain skills abroad that are crucial to their academic and career development and lifelong curiosity to the world.”

The Gilman International Scholarship Program enables student Federal Pell Grant recipients to study or intern abroad, providing them with skills critical to our national security and economic prosperity. This cohort of Gilman scholars will study or intern in over 80 countries and represents over 520 U.S. colleges and universities in all 50 U.S. states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico.


Goldwater Scholarship

Phillip Post ’25 has received a 2023 Goldwater scholarship from the Department of Defense National Defense Education Programs (NDEP) and the Barry Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Foundation.

“Phillip is a passionate and ethical researcher who will undoubtedly have an outstanding engineering research career,” said Beach. “Winning a Goldwater scholarship means that Phillip shows exceptional promise in becoming an essential part of the next generation of leaders in STEM.”

The Goldwater Scholarship Program honors Senator Barry Goldwater and was designed to foster and encourage outstanding students to pursue research careers in the fields of the natural sciences, engineering, and mathematics.

Image of Campus Center with students walking across in early spring

Image of Campus Center in early Spring.