Published 02/19/16

Bryant Scholars helps students compete for prestigious national awards

To help support and prepare Bryant students to compete for and win prestigious national and international scholarships and fellowships, the University has launched Bryant Scholars.

The initiative provides resources, tools, and programming that will coach students as they pursue some of academia’s most prestigious awards, including Fulbright Fellowships, and Truman, Marshall, and Rhodes scholarships.

“Bryant Scholars highlights the great commitment of the institution to innovative academic scholarship, both for faculty and for students," President Ronald K. Machtley and Provost Glenn Sulmasy wrote in email announcing the program to the Bryant community. They added that they are "confident this program will further enhance our national prominence."

Edi Tebaldi, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Economics, will serve at the first director of Bryant Scholars. He will be supported by a Review Council – seven members of the faculty and staff who will evaluate applications and offer support and guidance to candidates. They are:

  • Sharmin Attaran, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Marketing
  • Amber Day, Ph.D., Associate Professor, English and Cultural Studies
  • Thomas Hartl, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Mathematics
  • Can Inci, Ph.D., Professor, Finance
  • Robert Jones, M.P.A., Director, Office of Planning and Institutional Research
  • Wendy Samter, Ph.D., Dean, College of Arts and Sciences
  • Madan Annavarjula, Ph.D., Dean, College of Business