Fifteen Elon scholars named semifinalists for Fulbright U.S. Student Program awards

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.

Fifteen Elon students and alumni have been recommended as Semi-Finalists for the 2019-2020 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. They will be notified of their final award status this spring beginning in late March.

This year's Fulbright Semi-Finalists from Elon are: 

Bonnie Bloxom '19
Biology & Public Health
Applicant for a Fulbright Study/Research Grant to Taiwan

Caroline Bowen '19
Elementary Education
Applicant for a Fulbright English Teaching Assistant Grant to Thailand

Samantha Collins '19
Spanish & History with Teacher Licensure 
Applicant for a Fulbright English Teaching Assistant Grant to Mexico

Marta Djalleta '19
International Studies
Applicant for a Fulbright English Teaching Assistant Grant to Rwanda

Audrey Funk '19
Spanish & International and Global Studies
Applicant for a Fulbright English Teaching Assistant Grant to Argentina

Elana Kaplan '19
Psychology
Applicant for a Fulbright Study/Research Grant to the UK

Mariana Kneppers '18
Environmental and Ecological Science & Biology
Applicant for a Fulbright Study/Research Grant to the UK

Courtney Kobos '19
English with Teacher Licensure
Applicant for a Fulbright English Teaching Assistant Grant to the Czech Republic

Hope Koene '19
Public Health Studies
Applicant for a Fulbright Study/Research Grant to Australia

Katie Mars '19
Human Service Studies & Public Health Studies
Applicant for a Fulbright Study/Research Grant to Ireland

Courtney McKelvey '18
International Studies
Applicant for a Fulbright English Teaching Assistant Grant to South Korea

Isabel Treanor '19
Spanish & International and Global Studies
Applicant for a Fulbright English Teaching Assistant Grant to Colombia

Lauren Ventresca '19
Special Education & Elementary Education
Applicant for a Fulbright English Teaching Assistant Grant to Spain

Jill Watkins '19
Strategic Communications
Applicant for a Fulbright English Teaching Assistant Grant to Malaysia

Sophie Zinn '19
Political Science & International and Global Studies
Applicant for a Fulbright Study/Research Grant to the UK

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Elon students and recent alumni interested in the Fulbright program or other nationally-competitive fellowships are invited to contact the National and International Fellowships Office, which is hosting a Fulbright Info Session on Thursday, March 7 from 4:15 – 5:15 p.m. in Belk Pavilion 208. 

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