Ten students awarded Fulbright Scholarships

Ten WUSTL students have been awarded Fulbright Scholarships for the 2009-10 academic year.

Seven are recent graduates, and three are 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 Nicholas Efremov-Kendall, archeology, Ukraine; Maria Rosebury, English teaching assistantship, Germany; and Nancy Twilley, language and literature, Germany.

Those who graduated in May are Natalie Alm, English teaching assistantship, Argentina; Bobbie Bigby, anthropology, Cambodia; Laurie Bonkowski, English teaching assistantship, Ecuador; Courtney Caruso, history, cultural and intellectual studies, Italy; Anne Marie Gray, urban development and planning, Brazil; Jill Mead, anthropology, Argentina; and Michael Raish, anthropology, El Salvador.

“Once again, a large number of WUSTL students has been presented with this prestigious award,” said Amy Suelzer, Ph.D., Fulbright Program adviser. “I think it shows the high caliber of students we have at the University.

“They are driven, focused and dedicated. We wish them success in their Fulbright year and beyond,” Suelzer said.

The Fulbright Program is designed to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and of other countries. Under the program, 1,450 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 47,000 students from the United States have held Fulbright grants since the inception of the program. 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.