ECSF Awards

Ava Morgenstern, ESCF 2005, received a 2005-6 Brandeis Achievement Award, a $5,000 renewable tuition grant that recognizes academic achievement and outstanding contribution to the Brandeis community. Ava, a sociology major, was elected to Phi Beta Kappa as a graduating senior in 2006, and was also one of 66 American undergraduates to be awarded a summer fellowship by Humanity in Action. Fellowship participants spend a summer studying the condition of minorities in a host country and seeking ways to address whatever issues exist. Ava spent the summer participating in a Dutch program in Amsterdam.

Cyanna Rodney-Hill, ECSF 2005, was one of two graduating seniors to receive the Bruce R. Mayper Memorial Award on May 3, 2006, for promoting interracial relations.

Darnisa Amante, ECSF 2004, received a Student Life Award on May 3, 2006. The award is presented to extraordinary graduating seniors who have demonstrated records of leadership and service.

Aran Lavi, ECSF 2002, was inducted into the Brandeis Phi Beta Kappa in April 2004.

Trang Nguyen, ECSF 2002, was inducted into the Brandeis Phi Beta Kappa in April 2002.

Aliya Caler, ECSF 2001, was incucted into the Brandeis Phi Beta Kappa in April 2002.

Anna Jaffe-Desnick, ECSF 2001, was incucted into the Brandeis Phi Beta Kappa in April 2002.

Jennifer Lewey, ECSF 2001, was incucted into the Brandeis Phi Beta Kappa in April 2002.

Tova Neugut, ECSF 2000, was incucted into the Brandeis Phi Beta Kappa in April 2001.

Andrew Slack, ECSF 2000, was incucted into the Brandeis Phi Beta Kappa in April 2002.

Wendi Adelson, ECSF 1999, was awarded a Truman Scholarship in 2000 to pursue graduate studies towards a career in public service. In April 2001, she was inducted into the Brandeis Phi Beta Kappa.

Ben Singerman, ECSF 1998, received a Fulbright award in 1999 to continue his ECSF work in Ecuador.

FORMER FELLOWS SELECTED AS HART FELLOWS

The Hart Fellows Program offers recent graduates the opportunity to work with community partners around the world who are facing complex social, political, and humanitarian problems. It is an initiative of the Hart Leadership Program in the Terry Sanford Institute of Public Policy at Duke University.

Tova Neugut, ECSF 2000, worked with the Rural Family Support Organization (RuFamSO) in May Pen, Jamaica. RuFamSO reaches out to children and adolescents in sixty of Jamaica's poorest communities where a high prevalence of female-headed households, teenage pregnancies, inadequate access to early childhood services, and pervasive unemployment hinder the development and well being of children. Tova planned and implemented conflict resolution programs for RuFamSO at risk youths, and worked with document project processes through photography and video.

Devika Mahadevan, ECSF 1999, worked in Beijing, China, and Bombay, India, on gender and poverty issues. She worked with Inter-Country Peoples’ Aid, a local NGO operating programs in peri-urban communities in and around the capital.

Eldad Elnekave, ECSF 1998, worked and lived in an Arab-Israeli village in Israel. He investigated the cultural and communication barriers local village women encountered in getting healthcare.