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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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Mejai Bola Mike Avoseh, Ph.D.

VERMILLION, S.D. – University of South Dakota School of Education professor Mejai Bola Mike Avoseh, Ph.D., has received a Core Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program award to conduct research and teach in Nigeria.

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USD Student-Athlete Josh Sorbe portrait.

VERMILLION, S.D. – University of South Dakota junior Josh Sorbe, a political science and economics double major, a member of the swimming and diving team and the current Student Government Association (SGA) President at USD has been named a finalist for this year’s Truman Scholarship.

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