Nick Del Grosso ’10 has taken advantage of every opportunity to learn and grow professionally in Wittenberg’s psychology department. Recipient of several recognitions already, Del Grosso can now add another – a prestigious National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship, the oldest graduate fellowship program of its kind.
“According to the NSF’s website, 90 percent of the winners of this fellowship are from Harvard, Stanford, MIT, the University of Michigan, etc.,” noted Jo Wilson, Keil Professor of Psychology. “It is very unusual for a student from a liberal arts college to win this award and even more so for an undergraduate student to receive the award, as most receive one after their first year of graduate school.”
Thanks to the fellowship, Del Grosso, who hails from Marysville, Ohio, received a four-year annual stipend of $30,000 along with $10,500 cost of education allowance for tuition and fees, a one-time $1,000 international travel allowance, and the freedom to conduct his own research at any accredited U.S. or foreign institution of graduate education he chooses.
Del Grosso, who is one of only 2,000 recipients this year, plans to attend the prestigious Max Planke Institute in Tubingen, Germany, where he will study brain-machine interfaces.