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June 25, 2013

Three St. Edward's University Students Receive Fulbright Scholarships for 2013-2014

AUSTIN, Texas (June 25, 2013) — Three St. Edward’s University students were honored with prestigious Fulbright Student scholarships for the 2013­­–2014 cycle. Patrick Dunlap (Kosovo), Sofia Martinez (France) and Katherine Saint John (Germany), all 2013 graduates, received the honor and will travel to their respective countries to participate in English teaching assistantship programs. 

The success of St. Edward’s University students in winning Fulbright scholarships reflects the university’s commitment to providing a global perspective to its students in Austin and abroad. The Fulbright Program provides participants — ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­chosen for their academic merit and leadership potential ­­— with the opportunity to study, teach, conduct research, exchange ideas and contribute to finding solutions to shared international concerns.

Since 2004, St. Edward’s University has produced 22 Fulbright Students, who have traveled to Brazil, Costa Rica, France, Germany, Israel, Kosovo, Mongolia, South Africa, Spain, Thailand and Turkey. 

St. Edward’s University Fulbright Scholarship Winners for 2013–2014

Patrick Dunlap ’13, Kosovo, English Teaching Assistantship

Dunlap, an honors Global Studies major, spent a semester in Uganda studying post-conflict transformation. He taught Global Understanding workshops and was a trip leader for the Global Livingston Institute’s Uganda and Rwanda summer program.

Sofia Martinez ’13, France, English Teaching Assistantship

Martinez, a trilingual honors International Business major with a 4.0 GPA, spent a year in Angers, France, and a summer studying in Lebanon. In Angers, Martinez held an internship with the mayor’s office and led English conversation groups for teens. She also participated in a volunteer campus ministry trop to Peru and interned at the French American Business Council.

Katherine Saint John ’13, Germany, English Teaching Assistantship

Saint John, an honors Education major with a focus on teaching high school history, spent three semesters in secondary classrooms and earned her Texas teaching certificate. She received the St. Edward’s Outstanding German Student award her junior year. Saint John studied at the Goethe Institut in Berlin and won a Summer Academic Excellence Award to research history textbooks at the Georg-Eckert-Institut in Brauschweig for her thesis. 

In addition to the Fulbright scholarship recipients for 2013, St. Edward’s University had its first ever Boren Scholarship recipient in William Haynes III. Haynes, a senior Middle Eastern Business, Economics and Policy major, will study at Moulay Ismail University in Meknes, Morocco, during the 2013–2014 academic year.

About St. Edward’s University

St. Edward’s is a private, liberal arts Catholic university in the Holy Cross Tradition with more than 5,000 students. Located in Austin, Texas, with a network of partner universities around the world, St. Edward’s is a diverse community that offers undergraduate and graduate programs designed to inspire students with a global perspective. St. Edward's University has been recognized for ten consecutive years as one of "America's Best Colleges" by U.S. News & World Report, and ranks in the top 20 of Best Regional Universities in the Western Region.  St. Edward’s has also been recognized by Forbes and the Center for College Affordability and Productivity.