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Eighteen Elon scholars named semi-finalists for Fulbright U.S. Student Grants

The Fulbright U.S. Student Program offers research, study, and teaching opportunities to recent graduates in more than 140 countries, with approximately 1,900 grants awarded annually in all fields of study.

Eighteen Elon students and alumni have been recommended as semifinalists for the 2018-19 Fulbright U.S. Student Program, the largest exchange program in the country that offers opportunities for recent graduates in more than 140 countries. 

The Fulbright U.S. Student Program awards approximately 1,900 grants annually in all fields of study, with recent graduates and graduate students undertaking international graduate study, advanced research, university teaching and primary and secondary teaching worldwide. Founded in 1946, the Fulbright Program is the flagship international educational exchange program sponsored by the U.S. government and is designed to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries.

Recipients of Fulbright grants are selected on the basis of academic or professional achievement, as well as demonstrated leadership potential in their fields. As semifinalists, these Elon students and alumni have been recommended by the National Screening Committee of the Institute of International Education for final consideration for a Fulbright award. The finalists will be notified this spring beginning in late March.

This year's Fulbright semi-finalists from Elon are: 

Alexander Ball '18
Biochemistry
Applicant for a Fulbright Study/Research Grant to Ireland

Emily Bell '18
Biology
Applicant for a Fulbright UK Study Grant 

Brianna Birchett '17
International Studies/Women's Studies
Applicant for a Fulbright Study/Research Grant to India

Jill Capotosto '14
Environmental Studies
Applicant for a Fulbright Study/Research Grant to Mexico

Isabelle Fagen '18
Elementary Education
Applicant for a Fulbright Teaching Assistant Grant to Spain

Anya Fredsell '18
Religious Studies
Applicant for a Fulbright Study/Research Grant to India

Samantha Friedman '18
Special Education
Applicant for a Fulbright UK Study Grant

Robin Gottlieb '16
Elementary Education
Applicant for a Fulbright Teaching Assistant Grant to Morocco

Megan Graves '18
Psychology/Spanish
Applicant for a Fulbright Teaching Assistant Grant to Spain

Sarah Holdren '18
Medical Anthropology/Public Health Studies
Applicant for a Fulbright Study/Research Grant to Finland

Gregory Honan '14
Political Science
Applicant for a Fulbright UK Study Grant

Benjamin Lutz '17
International Studies
Applicant for a Fulbright Study/Research Grant to Oman

Morgan Myers '18
Elementary Education
Applicant for a Fulbright Teaching Assistant Grant to Israel

Samantha Perry '18
Human Service Studies
Applicant for a Fulbright Teaching Assistant Grant to India

Bryanna Schoenblatt '18
Spanish Education
Applicant for a Fulbright Teaching Assistant Grant to Spain

Melody Titus '18
Math Education
Applicant for a Fulbright Teaching Assistant Grant to Spain

Cassandra Tumasz '18
Dance Science
Applicant for a Fulbright UK Study Grant

Madeline Wetterhall '18
Biology
Applicant for a Fulbright Teaching Assistant Grant to Germany

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Elon students and recent alums interested in the Fulbright program or other nationally competitive fellowships are invited to visit the National and International Fellowships Office in Powell building or to call (336) 278-5749.  Those on campus are invited to attend the Fulbright Info Session on Thursday, March 1 from 4:15 to 5:15 p.m. in Lindner 208. 

 

Sarah Lentz,
Staff
2/12/2018 9:10 AM