ARIZONA NEWS

Arizona State joins three top universities to earn prestigious scholarship distinction

Mar 22, 2017, 5:36 AM
(Facebook/Arizona State University)...
(Facebook/Arizona State University)
(Facebook/Arizona State University)

PHOENIX — What do Arizona State, Harvard, Stanford and the University of Chicago all have in common? All these universities are home to Rhodes, Marshall and Churchill scholarship winners.

The university celebrated its reputation as a top producer of scholars during its second-annual Fulbright Day on Tuesday, ASU Now reported, which allows students to learn about the application process and meet other Fulbright scholars.

Arizona State is home to six faculty Fulbright Scholars, tying with Cornell, University of Georgia, University of Texas at Austin, University of Washington and Western Michigan University for sixth in the nation.

Additionally, the university is home to 15 student Fulbright Scholars, tying it with Boston College, Cornell, Northwestern University, University of Louisville and University of Maryland for No. 11 nationwide.

The university holds these honors on top of being the home to the three Rhodes, Marshall and Churchill scholarship winners, all of whom are in Barrett, The Honors College and will graduate in May.

Ngoni Mugwisi, an electrical engineering major, is the university’s first Rhodes Scholar since 2001, while global studies major Erin Schulte is the 18th student to win the Marshall Scholarship and Christopher Balzer, a chemical engineering major, is the university’s first Churchill Scholar. 

Mugwisi called the distinction “really exciting, because ASU is also the most innovative school and it goes to show that the potential here is unlimited and there’s a lot happening behind the scenes,” ASU Now reported.

Kyle Mox, director of the Lorraine W. Frank Office of National Scholarships Advisement at ASU, said university officials are always encouraging students to apply for these scholarships.

“They don’t see it as something achievable, and we’re here to tell you it is,” Mox told ASU Now.

We want to hear from you.

Have a story idea or tip? Pass it along to the KTAR News team here.

Arizona News

(Facebook File Photo/Phoenix Police Department )...
KTAR.com

Phoenix police seek man who fled scene of fatal multi-vehicle car wreck

Police are seeking a man who fled the scene after he was involved in a fatal multi-vehicle accident Saturday night, authorities said.
13 hours ago
(Pexels Photo)...
Associated Press

NFL offering free CPR training during Super Bowl week

The NFL and American Heart Association will provide free CPR education in Arizona throughout Super Bowl week as part of the NFL Experience.
13 hours ago
(AP Photo)...
KTAR.com

Glendale ranks 4th in study of worst commutes in US

In a new study of U.S. cities, Glendale ranks fourth in terms of the nation's worst commutes.
13 hours ago
An IRS 1040 form, U.S. Individual Income Tax Return, is shown on Thursday, April 5, 2018, in New Yo...
KTAR.com

AARP Foundation Tax-Aide provides free income tax prep assistance in Arizona

One taxpayer assistance option available is the AARP Foundation Tax-Aide, which is providing free tax assistance and preparation in Arizona.
13 hours ago
(Arizona Game and Fish Department Photo)...
Alex Weiner

Sonoran pronghorn population in Arizona makes leaps after AZGFD partnership with Mexico

The Sonoran pronghorn native to Arizona was on the cusp of extinction in the United States with 21 individuals in the wild in 2002.
13 hours ago
(Jim Poulin/Phoenix Business Journal)...
Ron Davis/Phoenix Business Journal

Radix Law partner helps launch ride-share carts in Scottsdale ahead of Super Bowl LVII

In a matter of weeks, those looking for a ride will be able to call for one through a mobile app to take them through Scottsdale's entertainment district at no charge.
13 hours ago

Sponsored Articles

...
Day & Night Air Conditioning, Heating and Plumbing

Company looking for oldest air conditioner and wants to reward homeowner with new one

Does your air conditioner make weird noises or a burning smell when it starts? If so, you may be due for an AC unit replacement.
(Pexels Photo)...

Sports gambling can be fun for adults, but it’s a dangerous game for children

While adults may find that sports gambling is a way to enhance the experience with more than just fandom on the line, it can be a dangerous proposition if children get involved in the activity.
(Photo via MLB's Arizona Fall League / Twitter)...
Arizona Fall League

Top prospects to watch at this year’s Arizona Fall League

One of the most exciting elements of the MLB offseason is the Arizona Fall League, which began its 30th season Monday.
Arizona State joins three top universities to earn prestigious scholarship distinction