St. Lawrence University Student Selected for National Science Foundation Fellowship | St. Lawrence County


CANTON — Following a nationally competitive search, St. Lawrence University’s Class of 2022 Anuva Anannya has been selected for the 2022 National Science Foundation Graduate Fellowship, an award who will fund their research-based master’s and doctoral degrees at an accredited U.S. institution of their choice.

The five-year scholarship program, which recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students in NSF-supported STEM disciplines, includes three years of financial support, including a $34,000 annual stipend and a $12,000 scholarship stipend. establishment education.

Anuva, a geology and anthropology major, is the first St. Lawrence McNair scholar to be selected for the prestigious scholarship program, which has just a 15% acceptance rate.

Leveraging the power of St. Lawrence’s alumni network, the guidance of expert faculty in all disciplines, and the unwavering support of staff, Anuva credits the success of her candidacy to the Laurentians who supported her every step of the way. process.

“The driving force behind applying for and receiving the scholarship was the strong support I was privileged to have from several people at SLU,” Anuva said. “My research mentors Dr. Alexander Stewart and Helen Eifert ’18 helped me write a research statement, McNair’s Deputy Director Jennifer Townsend patiently reviewed my application, Drs. Jeffrey Chiarenzelli, Antun Husinec and Adam Harr, generously wrote my letters of recommendation, and Drs. Shinu Abraham and Judith Nagel Meyers supported me in so many ways.

On the cusp of graduating from St. Lawrence, Anuva is committed to the School of Earth and Space Exploration at Arizona State University, where she will conduct research on the geomorphology of Mars and will work to become a planetary scientist.

Anuva is from Dhaka, Bangladesh and attended Viqarunnisa Noon School and College. In St. Lawrence, she is a member of International House (I-House), SLU Dance Ensemble, Laurentian Singers, Islamic Culture Club, ASIA, Sigma Gamma Epsilon and CSTEP. She is a McNair Scholar, Geology Teaching and Research Assistant, and works at the Launders Science Library.

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