Congratulations to all those selected! All the recepients have very interesting backgrounds, but one scholar Scott R. Erwin's story is nothing short of amazing.
One winner was Scott R. Erwin, a 2005 graduate of the University of Richmond, who founded Ambassadors of Democracy, a civic education initiative at Mustanseriya University in Baghdad. He underwent eight hours of surgery in June 2004 after the car he was riding in was ambushed.
New Jersey has one winner. Here is the link to the news item, and here is the link to the list of winners.
The Indian-American winners are: Rahul Satija, Laxmi Krishnan, Noorain F. Khan, and Samsher Gill.