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Miguel Vazquez

Miguel Vázquez Named Gaither Finalist

by Prof. Brian Johnson

OU Honors student Miguel Vázquez has been named a finalist for the 2021 James C. Gaither Junior Fellows Program.

Each year, through the James C. Gaither Junior Fellows program, the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace offers approximately 12 one-year fellowships to uniquely qualified graduating seniors and individuals who have graduated during the past academic year. They are selected from a pool of nominees nominated by several hundred participating universities and colleges. James C. Gaither Junior Fellows work as research assistants to Carnegie’s senior scholars.

Miguel Vázquez portrait photo
Miguel Vázquez

A senior pursuing degrees in international affairs and Arabic, Vazquez has a 3.90 grade-point average. 

Previously, Vazquez was awarded the Critical Language Scholarship, with which he studied Arabic language and culture through the Arab American Language Institute in Morocco.

Vázquez is also a recipient of the Lowell and Frances Dunham Scholarship, the Poston De La Torre Scholarship and the Mackey Family Endowed Scholarship. He is on the President’s Honor Roll and is a member of OU’s Honors College.

Vázquez’ leadership and public service activities include currently volunteering as an English tutor with the nonprofit organization Paper Airplanes, and he has previously served as an intern for OU’s Diplomat in Residence. Additionally, he is a member of the Model United Nations, the Spanish Club and the Arabic Film Club.