Aug. 31, 2020

AUSTIN, Texas — St. Edward’s University has added two 2020–2021 Fulbright winners to the long list of Fulbright awards amassed over more than a decade.

Sarah Bostrom ’20 and Sydney Gallagher ’20 have been selected for Fulbright awards, a highly selective scholarship and grant program sponsored by the U.S. Department of State. As Fulbright Students, they’ll engage in teaching and cross-cultural learning during a year of exchange, while acting as ambassadors of both the U.S. and St. Edward’s.

Bostrom and Gallagher will be working as teaching assistants in Spain and Germany, respectively.

The two new awards bring the total number of Fulbright scholars at St. Edward’s to 70 students since 2008.

Fulbright Winners

Sarah Bostrum ’20, English Teaching Assistantship, Spain. Bostrum is a Spanish major minoring in Teacher Education with a 3.86 GPA. She is a member of both Alpha Lambda Delta Honors Society and Alpha Mu Gamma Honors Society. She has studied abroad twice, once in France and once in Seville, Spain, where she taught English to middle school students. 

Sydney Gallagher ’20, English Teaching Assistantship, Germany. Gallagher is an International Business major minoring in German with a 3.95 GPA. She has had teaching experience both through her own tap-dancing company she started in Austin, as well as being a TA for German here at St. Edward’s. In Germany she plans to show her students American 80s movies as a way to compare cultural influences during the time of the Berlin Wall.