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Prizes, Awards and Fellowships

Each year one or two senior concentrators are recommended for a special prize at graduation. This award recognizes outstanding academic achievement in the Portuguese and Brazilian Studies concentration. In 1995 the award was renamed in memory of Karina Palmira Lago’95, an outstanding student and exemplary human being, who passed away on November 6, 1995. The prize was endowed in December, 1997 by a generous gift from Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence M. Small ’63, P ’97.

 
2011- Joshua M. Marcotte and Brianna L. Medeiros
2009
- Gabriela G. Scarritt
2008
- Benjamin Patterson Brown
2005- Eric Marlis Noble
2004- Patrick Andrew Browne
2003- Emily E. Witt
2002- Robert Patrick Newcomb
2001- Kate Ellen Gulbransen
2000- Laurence Blakely
1999- Elizabeth Domingues Matos and Adele Edelen Nelson
1998- Monica Teixeira de Sousa
1997- Leigh H. Scott and Martin S. Small
1995- Karina P. Lago
1994- Benjamin D. Goodman and Meredith M. Persily
1993- Grace E. Mitchell
1992- Cara S. Joseph
1991- Adam D. Culbreath and Jacob C. Miller
1990- Loral Patchen
1989- Joshua Sens
1988- Paul M. Zimmerman
1987- Maureen E. Comfort and Ianna Raim
1986- Andrew H. Talal

Portuguese and Brazilian Studies concentrators have also competed favorably for national fellowships and university-wide honors. Among recent graduates, Ianna Raim ’87 was awarded a Rotary Fellowship; Jacob C. Miller, Adjoa F. Jones de Almeida ’95, Lissett Ferreira ’99, Elizabeth Matos ’99, Lucia Duncan ’99 and Eric Noble ’05 were awarded Fulbright Scholarships. Karina P. Lago ’95 was awarded an Emery Fellowship. Leigh H. Scott ’97 was awarded a Howard Swearer Fellowship. Ianna Raim ’87, Joshua Sens ’89, Cara S. Joseph ’92, Grace E. Mitchell ’93, Katarzyna S. Stanclik ’93, Alejna M. Brugos ’94, Benjamin D. Goodman ’94, Kristen M. Jackson ’94, Vicki A. Mayer ’94, Adjoa F. Jones de Almeida ’95, Karina P. Lago ’95, Martin S. Small ’97, Daniel Perlin ’97.5, Monica Teixeira de Souza ’98, Adele E. Nelson ’99, Kea E. Schwiebert ’99, Rebecca R. Cohen ’02, Robert P. Newcomb ’02, Karina D. Satlman ’02, Beatriz F. Arantes ’03 and Patrick Browne ’04 were elected to Phi Beta Kappa. A large number of Portuguese and Brazilian Studies concentrators have graduated "magna cum laude."

Students planning to apply for fellowships should make their intention known to the Concentration Advisor as early as possible to avoid missing deadlines.