The Department of Economics congratulates Tomas Breach (BA ‘15) and Nisha Chikhale (BA ‘15), who were recently awarded National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships (https://www.nsfgrfp.org). These fellowships are among the most prestigious available to graduate students. This year, the NSF named 2,000 Fellows from among more than 12,000 applications. Tomas and Nisha were among only 36 economics students nationwide to receive these awards, which carry generous financial support. Additionally, UMD PhD student George Zuo received an Honorable Mention, one of only 21 awarded to economics students. The Department congratulates all three of these outstanding students and wishes them luck in their studies.