Fulbright Scholarships garnered by students

Ten University students have been awarded Fulbright Scholarships to study abroad during the 2003-04 academic year, said Priscilla Stone, Ph.D., executive director of international programs in Arts & Sciences. One student was also named as an alternate.

Under the Fulbright Program, 1,125 American students have been offered grants to study and conduct research in 140 countries throughout the world beginning this fall. The program, established in 1946, is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State. Nearly 100,000 Americans have held Fulbright grants since its inception.

This year’s U.S. Fulbright students were selected from more than 5,000 recommended applicants. The awardees come from all 50 U.S. states, as well as the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. They are drawn from a diverse cross-section of American higher education, with more than 250 U.S. institutions represented.

The majority are graduated seniors, but the group also includes candidates for graduate degrees and developing professionals and artists. Most will spend a full academic year in a host country overseas.

Three graduate students, six graduated seniors, all of whom graduated from Arts & Sciences in May, and one School of Law student have won Fulbright Scholarships.

The graduate students, along with their fields and locations of study, are: Frances B. Henderson, political science, Mozam-bique; Laurel E. Griggs, geology, South Africa; and Maria C. Bruno, anthropology, Bolivia.

The graduated seniors, along with their fields and locations of study, are: Natalie L. Chalabi, teaching English as a foreign language, Germany; Kathryn A. Skartvedt, African studies, Mauritius; Christina E. Wills, teaching English as foreign language, Germany; R. Jesse Blanner, teaching English as a second language, France; Valerie R. Rowles, film studies, Morocco; and Adam W. Marcus, mathematics, Hungary.

Law student Theresa M. Clark will go to Belgium.

Additionally, Jonathan A. Harris (economics, South Africa) was selected as an alternate for a graduating senior Fulbright award.