14 Arts and Sciences students receive Fulbright awards

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Fri, 04/27/2018 - 11:43

14 University of Nebraska–Lincoln students in the College of Arts and Sciences have earned Fulbright awards for the 2018-19 academic year and one has been chosen as an alternate.

The Fulbright Program, established in 1946 and funded by the U.S. Department of State, is designed to foster understanding between the United States and other countries. The Fulbright U.S. Student Program gives recent graduates, graduate students and young professionals the opportunity to conduct research, study or teach in one of 140-plus designated countries. Recipients are awarded the Fulbright on the basis of academic and professional achievement as well as their potential for leadership.

There are two types of the nationally competitive award: the research/study award, which supports students working on a project in a foreign country; and the English Teaching Assistantship, which places recent graduates in classrooms abroad to provide assistance to local English language teachers. The students are also cultural ambassadors for the United States.

Each of the 2018-19 Fulbright winners at Nebraska earned an English Teaching Assistantship. 

Here are the CAS Fulbright winners with their academic major(s) and country where they will teach and study.