Congratulations to our Fulbright semi-finalists who have already heard that they’ve been offered a grant! Applicants are notified of semi-finalist status in late January, but then the final decisions are up to each individual country and are announced from mid-March through May. So far seven of our applicants have the honor of having been offered a grant. They are:
- Braden Allison, English Teaching Assistant – Azerbaijan
- Sylvia Biscoveanu, Study/Research – Australia
- Matthew Crager, English Teaching Assistant – Brazil
- Azeta Hatef, Study/Research – Czechia
- Miranda Holmes, Study/Research – Germany
- Daniel Keifer, Study/Research – Bulgaria
- Sarah Kidder, English Teaching Assistant – Czechia
They are 7 of over 1,900 U.S. citizens who will teach, conduct research, and provide expertise abroad for the 2017-2018 academic year through the Fulbright U.S. Student Program. Recipients of Fulbright awards are selected on the basis of academic and professional achievement as well as a record of service and demonstrated leadership in their respective fields.
The Fulbright Program is the flagship international educational exchange program sponsored by the U.S. government and is designed to build relations between the people of the United States and the people of other countries that are needed to solve global challenges. The Fulbright Program is funded through an annual appropriation made by the U.S. Congress to the U.S. Department of State. Participating governments and host institutions, corporations, and foundations around the world also provide direct and indirect support to the Program, which operates in over 160 countries worldwide.