Lewisburg, Pa. – Annually, the U.S. Division of State’s Bureau of Instructional and Cultural Affairs pronounces the highest establishments for the Fulbright Program, the U.S. authorities’s flagship worldwide instructional trade initiative.
For the latest tutorial 12 months (2019-2020), Bucknell College has made the record, rating within the Baccalaureate establishments with 9 candidates and 4 accepted college students.
Bucknell’s Fulbright recipients had been:
Julia Stevens ’20, a French & Francophone research and Russian research main, who earned an English educating Fulbright to complement native language instruction in faculties in Russia
Marie Catanese ’20, a global relations and environmental research main who earned an English educating grant for Malaysia
Maren Burling ’19, an anthropology and Spanish double main whose English-teaching Fulbright will take her to Mexico in 2021-22
Soni Madnani ’20, an economics, political science and Spanish triple main who earned an English educating Fulbright to journey to Indonesia in 2021-22
Fulbright cancelled all journey in 2020-21 as a result of COVID-19.
“We’re very happy with all our Fulbright candidates,” says Margaret Marr, Bucknell’s director of undergraduate fellowships and analysis. “Lately, Bucknell college students have turn out to be more and more aggressive for Fulbright awards.”
Within the present 2020-21 competitors, 10 Bucknell college students utilized and eight are at present semifinalists awaiting last resolution.
“Our college students work very laborious on their functions. I’m delighted they’re discovering such success,” Marr says.
The Fulbright Program was created to extend mutual understanding between the folks of the USA and different international locations. Fulbright is the world’s largest and most various worldwide instructional trade program. The first supply of funding for the Fulbright Program is an annual appropriation made by the U.S. Congress to the U.S. Division of State’s Bureau of Instructional and Cultural Affairs.
Since its inception in 1946, over 400,000 folks from all backgrounds — latest college graduates, lecturers, scientists and researchers, artists and extra — have participated within the Fulbright Program.
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