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Rachel Rucker wearing a white coat in a lab. Lab materials are around her and she is wearing safety glasses.

VERMILLION, S.D. – Rachel Rucker, a junior neuroscience and chemistry double major student at the University of South Dakota, has been named a 2020 Harvard University Amgen Scholar.

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Joshua Arens at the University of Oxford in the United Kingdom.

VERMILLION, S.D. – Joshua Arens, a 2017 summa cum laude graduate with a bachelor’s degree in chemistry from the University of South Dakota, visited the Vermillion campus on Wednesday, Sept. 11, to discuss national scholarship opportunities with current students.

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Rachel Rucker and Clara Kirkvold headshot.

VERMILLION, S.D. – Two students in the College of Arts & Science at the University of South Dakota have been awarded a national Goldwater Scholarship for next year. Rachel Rucker is a sophomore majoring in chemistry and medical biology, and Clara Kirkvold is a junior majoring in chemistry. Rucker and Kirkvold are both students in the Honors Program.

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VERMILLION, S.D. – Two current students in the College of Arts & Sciences at the University of South Dakota, committed to pursuing careers in national security, have received the prestigious David L. Boren Scholarship for 2019.

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Faith Ireland in front of Old Main.

VERMILLION, S.D. – Faith Ireland, a second-year sustainability major at the University of South Dakota, has been selected as a 2019 Udall Scholar by the Udall Foundation. 

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USD Student-Athlete Josh Sorbe portrait.

VERMILLION, S.D. – University of South Dakota junior Josh Sorbe has been awarded a $30,000 Truman Scholarship, the nation’s premier graduate fellowship for those pursuing careers in public service.

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