Several Syracuse University students and recent alumni were awarded scholarships by the Fulbright Student Program during the 2015-16 academic year to pursue their interests at destinations around the world in the coming year.
Three were awarded study/research grants, four were selected to participate in the Fulbright English Teaching Assistant Program (ETA) and one student was accepted as a Fulbright Summer Institute participant. One student was also selected as an alternate for the ETA program.
The research grants and ETA are awarded through the Fulbright U.S. Student Program from the U.S. Department of State and the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board.
“Fulbright awards are a great honor that allows our students to do research, teach and gain experience across the globe,” says Ford Maxwell Professor of South Asian Studies and Professor of Anthropology Susan Wadley, the campus Fulbright representative. “Whether graduate students doing dissertation research or recent graduates teaching English, this experience will have long-term effects on their careers and lives.”
The students are among the more than 1,900 U.S. citizens who were selected for the 2016-2017 academic year. Recipients of Fulbright awards are selected on the basis of academic and professional achievement, as well as record of service and demonstrated leadership in their respective fields.
“Our 2016 Fulbright winners are a truly outstanding group, and they are well-suited to carry out the goals of the Fulbright program: to promote mutual understanding and cultural exchange,” says Jolynn Parker, director of the Center for Fellowship and Scholarship Advising (CFSA), assistant director of the Renée Crown University Honors Program and a campus Fulbright program adviser. “These students have earned a unique opportunity to share their academic interests, culture and skills with the people they meet in their host country, and to learn extraordinary amounts in return.”
The following students were awarded Fulbright Study/Research Grants:
The following students were selected for the Fulbright English Teaching Assistant Programs in Taiwan, Thailand, Ecuador and France: