Students each receive a $2,000 award to help them in their public service

Gabrielle Apollon – Columbia University, School of Int’l and Public Affairs 2010 for her continuing„ work in educational reform in Haiti.

Rachel Banks – Notre Dame 2011 for teaching underserved 6th, 7th & 8th graders this summer with Breakthrough Collaborative in Pittsburgh.

En-Chi Angela Hsu – Cornell senior for work in fall 2009 in Tel Aviv with Kav la’Oved and the Jaffe Institute aiding immigrant families.

Sheila B. Lalwani – Harvard Kennedy School 2009 graduate in Press, Politics and Public Policy, for continuing work on women’s rights in India with Woman’s Justice Initiative and Human Rights Law Network, Delhi.

James Liao – University of Virginia 2010 engineering & economics, for continuing work with libraries in rural China through Dream Corps Int’l, an organization founded by Chinese-American students.

Christina Tçang – Brown 2009 economics & environment BA/BS, founder of “Rainwater for Humanity,” her ongoing water improvement project in Kerala, India, with Engineers without Borders, RISD students and others.

Mahesh K. Vidula – MIT biological engineering BS 2011, for summer work in a free Chicago health clinic run by volunteer MDs, serving uninsured.

Tanyaporn Wanson – University of Michigan Medical School MD 2009. For ongoing work In Thailand with the Thai AIDS treatment Action Group.

Matthew Webster – University of Minnesota Law School 2011, for work at Southern Minnesota Regional Legal Services in Rochester, MN, assisting Somalian, Laotian, Hmong, Vietnamese and other recent immigrants.

Theophilus A. Yakah – Fletcher School of Law & Diplomacy, Tufts, MALD 2010. As a legal policy and governance intern working on energy policy with energy experts at the Center for Democratic Development, Accra.

Winners by Year