Duquesne Houses Office for National Fellowships Within the Honors College
To closely align Duquesne University’s Office for National Fellowships with the students best qualified to compete for these awards, the office will now be housed within the University Honors College. Dr. Kathleen Glenister Roberts, director of the Honors College, also will serve as director of the office.
The Office for National Fellowships helps talented undergraduate and graduate students apply for prestigious national scholarship and fellowship opportunities. In 2012, the office helped students successfully apply and be selected for a Pittsburgh Schweitzer Fellowship, Fulbright Scholarships and the University's first Goldwater Scholarship.
“It’s wonderful to be able to step into this position with such a good foundation in place,” Roberts said. “I’m really encouraged by the past success of the Office for National Fellowships. Each year, we have better and better students here at Duquesne, and I’m looking forward to helping applicants pursue these opportunities.”
As part of her role within the Honors College, Roberts works one-on-one with students to help them map out their goals. In doing so, she will be able to identify those students who would be best qualified to compete for national scholarship and fellowship opportunities.
“The Office for National Fellowships is a great fit with the University Honors College,” said Dr. Alexandra Gregory, associate provost/associate academic vice president. “Dr. Roberts has provided strong leadership and vision to the Honors College and will work with faculty and students to bring national recognition to their work together.”
Founded in 1878, Duquesne is consistently ranked among the nation's top Catholic research universities for its award-winning faculty and tradition of academic excellence. The University is nationally ranked by U.S. News and World Report and the Princeton Review for its rich academic programs in nine schools of study for nearly 10,000 graduate and undergraduate students, and by the Washington Monthly for service and contributing to students' social mobility. Duquesne is a member of the U.S. President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll with Distinction for its contributions to Pittsburgh and communities around the globe. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Princeton Review's Guide to Green Colleges acknowledge Duquesne's commitment to sustainability.