DePauw among top producers of Fulbright Awards

Friday, December 2, 2011

DePauw University is listed among the "Top Producers of Fulbright Awards for U.S. Students, 2011-12" in the Chronicle of Higher Education.

The chart notes that four DePauw graduates received Fulbright Awards to study and live abroad for the current academic year, and that 21 students at the university applied for the prestigious grants.

DePauw is the only bachelor's institution in Indiana to appear on this year's list. The university was also cited as one of the USA's top producers of Fulbright Fellows in the publication's 2009, 2008, 2007 and 2006 listings.

The four DePauw graduates who received Fulbright awards for 2011-12 are:

-- Chelsey E. Jonason '11, who is spending nine months assisting teachers in Slovakia through an English Teaching Assistantship grant.

-- Ashlee L. Anton '11 is using an ETA award to travel to South Korea to teach English to high school students in Madrid.

-- Kyle K. Inman '11, the recipient of a Fulbright-mtvU Fellowship, is using the grant to conduct an independent research project in Northern Ireland.

-- Shaylyn "Shay" P. Laws '08 is in Lithuania teaching English through an English Teaching Assistantship grant.

Sponsored by the U.S. Department of State and established in 1946, the Fulbright U.S. Student Program competition aims to increase mutual understanding among nations through educational and cultural exchange while serving as a catalyst for long-term leadership development.

It is the largest American international exchange program offering opportunities for students and young professionals to undertake international graduate study, advanced research, university teaching, and teaching in elementary and secondary schools worldwide.

The U.S. Student Program currently awards approximately 1,500 grants annually in all fields of study, and operates in approximately 130 countries worldwide. Fulbright full grants generally provide funding for round-trip travel, maintenance for one academic year, health and accident insurance and full or partial tuition.

Since its inception, the Fulbright Program has provided approximately 300,000 participants, chosen for their leadership potential, with the opportunity to observe each others' political, economic and cultural institutions, exchange ideas, and embark on joint ventures of importance to the general welfare of the world's inhabitants. Learn more by clicking here.

DePauw students and alumni interested in applying for Fulbright Awards may contact Humberto Barreto, professor of economics and management, or Marion "Marnie" McInnes, professor of English and women's studies and director of nationally competitive scholarships.

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