Students selected for summer internships, scholarships

From language study to environmental research, several CSU students and recent graduates will be spending the summer engaged in impressive international projects, some of which are also attached to nationally competitive scholarships. Read more about each of these students on the TILT website.

Ernest F. Hollings Scholarship

Two CSU students are among the 150 Ernest F. Hollings Undergraduate Scholars selected this year by the NOAA Office of Education.

The  Scholarship was established in honor of Sen. Ernest F. Hollings, who was well known for supporting ocean policy and conservation. The Hollings Scholarship includes a two-year academic scholarship and a summer internship opportunity for full-time undergraduate STEM and education majors. Recipients receive an academic award of $9,500 per year, as well as a 10-week, full-time, paid summer internship at any NOAA facility nationwide, with all travel expenses included in the award. Scholars receive funding to present their NOAA research projects at up to two national scientific conferences.

Louisa Markow
Louisa Markow

Louisa Markow is a sophomore majoring in wildlife biology and minoring in mathematics. A member of the University Honors program, she hopes the NOAA Hollings scholarship will help her combine her passion for the environment and love of mathematics to help solve modern ecological problems, through applying statistical and quantitative methods to areas affected by ecological disturbances.

Jarod Snook
Jarod Snook

Jarod Snook is a sophomore majoring in chemistry. He is an undergraduate intern in June Medford’s synthetic biology lab and a member of the University Honors program. His ultimate goal is to use his chemistry skills to conduct research and advocate for policy that will benefit and help protect the marine environment.


Critical Language Scholarship

Two seniors and a May graduate will be studying Chinese language and culture in China this summer, as recipients of the prestigious Critical Language Scholarship. The CLS Program is an intensive overseas language and cultural immersion program for American students enrolled at U.S. colleges and universities. Recipients spend eight to ten weeks abroad studying one of 14 critical languages, through intensive language instruction and structured cultural enrichment experiences designed to promote rapid language gains. The CLS Program is part of a U.S. government effort to expand dramatically the number of Americans studying and mastering critical foreign languages.

Ashley VanDyke
Ashley VanDyke, May graduate
Destiny Burnsworth
Destiny Burnsworth, senior
Hannah Hurlbut
Hannah Hurlbut, senior

Destiny Burnsworth, double-major in International Studies Asia and Global Politics and Policy.

Hannah Hurlbut, studied International Studies and Communication Studies with minor in Chinese.

Ashley VanDyke, studied Chinese, Japanese and International Studies.


RISE Germany offers summer research internships for undergraduate students from North America, Great Britain and Ireland. In their internships, students are carefully matched to assist doctoral students who serve as their mentors. Interns receive a monthly stipend to cover every day costs. About 300 scholarships are available each year. The objective is to promote student exchange to Germany in the fields of natural science, engineering and life sciences, and to motivate undergraduate students to learn more about Germany’s research landscape and study opportunities.

Haley Dallas
Haley Dallas

Haley Dallas graduated in May with a degree in Environmental and Natural Resource Economics and a minor in Natural Resource Management. Through the DAAD RISE program, Haley will be assisting with research concerning the impacts of urban infrastructure on air pollution and climate change at Humboldt University in Berlin.

Allie Huber
Allie Huber

Allie Huber is a junior civil engineering student from Tucson, Arizona. During the summer, Allie will be helping to analyze the structures of medieval basements in Cottbus and Luckau. She will apply concepts from school while promoting diversity and embracing other cultures in the workplace.


Fullbright Summer Institute

The Fulbright UK Summer Institutes are three- to four-week program for U.S. undergraduate students. Participants can explore the culture, heritage and history of the UK while experiencing higher education at a UK university. The Institute will have a stimulating mixture of classroom work and experiential learning, with trips and tours to historical and cultural sites of significance to the program.

Blake Jackson
Blake Jackson

Blake Jackson, a sophomore majoring in Agriculture Economics with a minor in Applied Environmental Policy Analysis, has been selected to attend a three-week Fulbright Summer Institute at Aberystwyth University in Wales. He is originally from Lakeside, California, where he was an active member in the agriculture community, and is a member of the Colorado Farm Bureau and the Honors Student Association.