Fulbrights awarded to thirteen WUSTL students

Thirteen WUSTL students have been awarded Fulbright Scholarships for the 2007-08 academic year, announced Priscilla Stone, Ph.D., executive director of international programs in Arts & Sciences.

Nine are recently graduated seniors, and four are current graduate students. They will spend a full academic year in a host country.

The graduate students, along with their fields and locations of study, are: Lee Friedrick, comparative literature, Japan; Theodore Jackson, literature, Germany; Clare Masson, social work, Chile; and Sharyn Routh, social work, Guinea.

The recently graduated seniors are: Liza Baron, Islamic studies, Morocco; Kevin Crouse, teaching English as a foreign language, Malaysia; Sarah Dolembo, theatre, Italy; Katherine Lundy, language and literature, Japan; Danielle Matilsky, public health, Malawi;

Mary Meyer, teaching English as a foreign language, Germany; Annie Moss, teaching English as a foreign language, Venezuela; Rosalind Moussa, musical instrument training, Belgium; and Aine Steiner, teaching English as a foreign language, Germany.

“We are very pleased and honored that so many WUSTL students have been chosen for this very competitive award,” said Amy Suelzer, Ph.D., the University’s Fulbright Program adviser.

“The number of awards reflects the tremendous talent and accomplishment of our graduate and undergraduate students. We wish our Fulbright recipients much success in their Fulbright year and beyond.”

The Fulbright Program is designed to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries. Under the program, 1,125 American students have been offered grants to study and conduct research in 155 countries throughout the world, beginning this fall. The program, established in 1946, is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State.

More than 105,000 Americans have held Fulbright grants since the program’s inception. This year’s awardees come from all 50 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 institutions represented.