Sammie Ibrahim

The winner of the 2016 Global Studies Scholar Award is Sammie Ibrahim. Ms. Ibrahim is a triple major in Global Studies, Geography and Political Science with a minor in Russian. She is currently completing an Honors Thesis on the politics of refugee resettlement in the US. She is a past recipient of a Boren Fellowship to conduct language study in Kyrgyzstan and has undertaken several internships with the UN and international development agencies in Central Asia, Washington, DC and Burlington.








Placeholder image 2016 Award Winners Sammie Ibrahim and Scott Pavek

The co-winners of the Benedict Prize for Top Student Essay in International Affairs are Sammie Ibrahim (Global Studies) for her paper titled “Globalization and Transnational Political Mobilization: A Comparison of Diaspora Politics amongst Sikhs and Hindus” and Scott Pavek (Political Science) for his paper titled “The Causes of Foreign Military Intervention: Cold War Cases”

We would also like to recognize the following Global Studies majors who have been elected to the Phi Beta Kappa Honors society for 2015-2016:

  • · Duncan Donnay
  • · Julianna Fedrizzi
  • · Emma Newton
  • · Ayla Yersel
  • · Leah Rogstad
  • · Sammie Ibrahim

Please join us to honor our awardees at our year-end ceremony on April 20, 2016 from 5PM-7PM in the John Dewey Lounge. For more information or to RSVP please contact Marilyn Eldred at


A. Elizabeth Wilkins