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13 from UAB are semifinalists for the Fulbright U.S. Pupil Program – Information

9 UAB college students and 4 alumni are among the many distinctive college students vying for the chance to check, educate and conduct analysis overseas.

Written by: Karen Templeton
Media contact: Yvonne Taunton

9 UAB college students and 4 alumni are among the many distinctive college students vying for the chance to check, educate and conduct analysis overseas.13 College of Alabama at Birmingham college students and alumni are semifinalists on this 12 months’s Fulbright U.S. Pupil Program competitors.

The Fulbright Program, the flagship worldwide instructional change program sponsored by the USA authorities, gives grants to check, educate and conduct analysis in additional than 160 international locations. Fulbright recipients are chosen on the premise of educational {and professional} achievement and a report of service and demonstrated management of their respective fields. 

College students chosen as finalists will work, reside with and study from the individuals of their host international locations to advertise mutual understanding by tutorial change and group engagement. 

“That is an distinctive group of scholars,” stated Michelle Cook dinner, Ph.D., interim director of UAB’s Nationwide and Worldwide Fellowships and Scholarships. “Being named a Fulbright semifinalist is a good achievement. We’re trying ahead to extra excellent news as finalists are introduced later this spring.” 

9 college students and 4 alumni have been chosen as semifinalists:

  • Zahrah Abdulrauf, Fulbright English Instructing Assistant, Malaysia, philosophy, individually designed main, UAB Honors Faculty
  • Hassanatu Blake, Fulbright-Fogarty Fellowship in Public Well being, Jamaica, well being schooling and promotion
  • Allyson Ferguson, Fulbright English Instructing Assistant, Andorra, biomedical sciences, Honors Faculty
  • Nitin Gharpure, Fulbright Examine/Analysis, Germany, public well being, Honors Faculty
  • Wendy Jiang, Fulbright Examine/Analysis, Egypt, philosophy, Grasp of Public Well being program, Honors Faculty
  • Aleena Khan, Fulbright Examine, the Netherlands, individually designed main, Honors Faculty
  • Mary Anne Powell, Fulbright English Instructing Assistant, Spain, public well being, international languages (Spanish), Honors Faculty
  • Parker Rose, Fulbright Examine/Analysis, Sweden, philosophy, Honors Faculty
  • Demetrius Smith, Fulbright English Instructing Assistant, Laos, psychology
  • Allie Haynes, Fulbright English Instructing Assistant, Malta, UAB alumna, economics, Honors Faculty
  • Emma McLean, Fulbright Examine, United Kingdom, UAB alumna, anthropology
  • Garrett Sager, Fulbright Examine/Analysis, Germany, UAB alumnus, neuroscience, physics, Honors Faculty
  • Olivia Watts, Fulbright English Instructing Assistant, Malta, UAB alumna, kinesiology

“It’s no shock that our college students stand out within the utility course of,” stated UAB Provost Pam Benoit, Ph.D. “That they’ve made it this far within the course of speaks volumes about their expertise in addition to the unimaginable assist from our college and the Nationwide and Worldwide Scholarships and Fellowships group.” 

Since its institution in 1946 beneath laws launched by the late U.S. Senator J. William Fulbright of Arkansas, the Fulbright Program has given greater than 390,000 college students, students, lecturers, artists and professionals of all backgrounds and fields the chance to check, educate, conduct analysis, change concepts and contribute to discovering options to shared worldwide considerations. In the USA, the Institute of Worldwide Schooling helps the implementation of the Fulbright U.S. Pupil Program on behalf of the U.S. Division of State, together with conducting an annual competitors for the scholarships.     

For extra details about the Fulbright Program, go to http://eca.state.gov/fulbright.

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