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Meet Rochester’s 2014-2015 Fulbright recipients

Fulbright logoThis spring, six Rochester students and one alumna have been awarded 2014-15 Fulbright U.S. Student Grants to advance their studies, perform research, and teach English abroad while serving as young ambassadors to their host countries. Fulbright faculty committees at both the River Campus and Eastman worked to endorse candidates in the recently completed competitions. These new Rochester Fulbright student scholars will be heading to six countries in Europe, Asia, South America, and the Middle East.

The Fulbright program, which is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, offers opportunities for career-launching study, teaching, and research abroad and are designed to promote education and cultural exchange between the United States and other nations. Postgraduate scholars pursuing study or research design their own programs and arrange institutional affiliations in the host countries. English Teaching Assistants are placed in educational institutions in various locations around the host countries.

All Fulbright grantees participate in community engagement activities to promote cross-cultural understanding. The grants cover expenses such as travel and health insurance, and also provide a monthly stipend. Established by Congress in 1946, Fulbright is the largest federally sponsored international educational exchange program. From 2008 to 2013, 45 Rochester students and alumni were selected to receive a Fulbright Grant, which is among the most prestigious and competitive post-graduate fellowship programs.

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    Anisha Gundewar ’14

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    Erin Slocum ’12

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    Phil Pierick, Eastman doctoral student

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    Savannah Benton ’14

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    Shyam Venkateswaran ’14

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    Simone Zehren ’14

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    Quinlan Mitchell '13/T5'14