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April 12, 2024

12 MSU students, alumni named NSF Graduate Research Fellows

Spartans from ChEMS, CSE among group of honorees

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A total of 12 exceptional undergraduate students, graduate students, and alumni from Michigan State University have been selected for the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP), along with 19 honorable mentions.

The GRFP is the country’s oldest graduate fellowship program that supports graduate students in NSF-supported science, technology, engineering, and mathematics disciplines who are pursuing research-based master’s and doctoral degrees.

NSF Graduate Research Fellows benefit from a three-year annual stipend of $37,000, along with a $12,000 cost of education allowance for tuition and fees, opportunities for international research and professional development, and the freedom to conduct their own research at any accredited U.S. institution of graduate education they choose. This year, 2,037 applicants were awarded an NSF Graduate Research Fellowship.

Two Spartans are NSF Graduate Research Fellows from the College of Engineering:

  • Max Foreback is a PhD student majoring in Computer Science.
  • Benjamin Laubach is a 2023 MSU and Honors College alumnus with a bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering.

 Find out more about the GRFP and those with MSU ties who received this honor by visiting the news section of the Distinguished Student Awards Office's website. 

Story courtesy of the MSU Honors College, Distinguished Student Awards Office.