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July 3, 2012

Six St. Edward's University Students Awarded Fulbright Scholarships

The Fulbright Program selected six students from St. Edward’s University to receive its highly selective scholarship to study and teach abroad. Since 2004, 19 Fulbright’s have been awarded to St. Edward’s University students to study in the following countries: Brazil, Costa Rica, Germany, Israel, Mongolia, South Africa, Spain, Thailand and Turkey.

These awards support the university’s commitment to better prepare students to lead in an interconnected world and global economy.

The Fulbright Program provides participants - chosen for their academic merit and leadership potential - with the opportunity to study, teach and conduct research, exchange ideas and contribute to finding solutions to shared international concerns.

The following students were awarded a Fulbright Scholarship, and will spend the next year studying and teaching English in their respective countries:

  • Amanda Bolton, Costa Rica (BA Education ’12)
  • Morgen Brown, Germany (BA English Writing and Rhetoric ’11)
  • Amarette Edmonson, Germany (BA Communication ’12)
  • Elizabeth Narvaez, Israel (BA Religious and Theological Studies ’12)
  • Collin Phillips, South Africa (BA Communication ’12)
  • Marielle Septien, Spain (BA Global Studies ’12) 

The Fulbright U.S. Student Program is the largest U.S. exchange program offering opportunities for students and young professionals to undertake international graduate study, advanced research, university teaching, and primary and secondary school teaching worldwide.

The Fulbright Program was established by the U.S. Congress in 1946 and is the flagship international educational exchange program sponsored by the U.S. government. It is designed to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries.

An English Teaching Assistantship (ETA) places a Fulbrighter in a classroom abroad to provide assistance to teachers of English to non-native English-speakers. English Teaching Assistants help teach English language while serving as a cultural ambassador for U.S. culture. The age and academic level of classroom students varies by country, ranging from kindergarten to university level.

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