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Fordham Named Top Fulbright Producer

Fordham Named Top Fulbright Producer

Chemistry Grad Trades Lab for LiteracyFor the fourth time in the school’s history, Fordham University has been named as one of the nation’s top producers of Fulbright scholars.

Fordham’s 12 awards placed the University at a four-way tie for No. 14 on a list of a select 41 research institutions to earn double-digit Fulbrights. Fordham tied with University of California, San Diego; the University of Southern California; and Washington University in St. Louis.

“The students who won Fulbright grants in the 2013-14 competition spent months crafting their applications. Their success is a testament not only to their own hard work, but also to dedication of the faculty members who gave them such a strong academic foundation,” says Rebecca Stark-Gendrano, Fulbright Fellowship coordinator at Fordham.

As of June 26, seven students won English Teaching Assistantships (ETA), three students won research and study grants, and two students won the relatively new Public Policy Fellowship. The 12 winners came from a pool of 43 applicants, for a yield rate of 26 percent.

The Fulbright Program is the U.S. government’s flagship international educational exchange program. Since its inception in 1946, the program has provided more than 325,000 participants—chosen for their academic merit and leadership potential—with the opportunity to exchange ideas and contribute to finding solutions to shared international concerns.

Fordham’s winners of 2013-2014 Fulbrights:
  • Asmaa Awad-Farid, English Teaching Assistant (ETA) to Israel
  • Lucy Barnhouse, to Germany for her project, “Hospitals as Religious Institutions and the Medieval Treatment of Leprosy”
  • Matthew Briel, to Austria for his project, “Bridging East and West: Gennadios Scholarios on Providence and Human Freedom”
  • Jayson Browder, ETA to Turkey
  • Anne Buckel, ETA to Vietnam
  • Sean Cox, a Public Policy Fellowship in Guatemala’s
  • Ministry of Agriculture
  • Nusrat Jahan, ETA to Bangladesh
  • Sara Lynch, ETA to Colombia
  • Kelly O’Brien, to Canada for her project, “Contents Under Pressure: The Ethics of Graffiti and Advertising”
  • Andrew Palomo, a Public Policy Fellowship in Guatemala’s Ministry of Education
  • AnnaMaria Shaker, ETA to Morocco
  • Anjanae Wilson, ETA to Brazil

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