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Record Number of Rochester Students Earn Fulbright Grants

May 3, 2013

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This year, a record-breaking 11 University of Rochester students and two alums have been awarded Fulbright U.S. Student Grants to advance their studies, perform research, and teach English abroad while serving as young ambassadors to their host countries. Faculty memberMary Jane Curry at the Warner School of Education was also selected for a Fulbright Scholarship to lecture and research in Chile. In addition, one student has been named an alternate to Bangladesh, and two additional students are waiting for their application results. Fulbright Scholarships, sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, offer opportunities for career-launching study, teaching, and research abroad.

Students from the University chosen to participate in the 2013-14 Fulbright U.S. Student Program include:

Asad H. Arastu ’12
Turkey, English Teaching Assistantship

Rohini Bhatia ’13
India, Research Grant

Rebekah Carpio ’13(E)
England, Research Grant

Gabrielle Cornish ’13
Russia, English Teaching Assistantship

Meredith Doubleday ’13
Russia, English Teaching Assistantship

Madeleine Klingler ’13
Russia, English Teaching Assistantship

Cameron La Point ’13
Japan, Research Grant

Ankit Medhekar ’13
Spain, English Teaching Assistantship

Andrew Otis ’11
India, Research Grant

Veronica Price ’13
Germany, English Teaching Assistantship

Jyothi Purushotham ’13
India, Research Grant

Laurel A. Raymond ’13
Turkey, English Teaching Assistantship

Anja Weinrib-Weiss ’13
Thailand, English Teaching Assistantship

Anaise Williams ’13 (alternate)

In addition, the following University of Rochester students were selected for fellowship awards for 2013-14:

Amgen Scholarship
Aaron Cravens ’14

Beinecke Scholarship
Daniel Gorman ’14

Carnegie Junior Fellowship
Katherine Garner ’11/T5’12

Critical Language Scholars
Emily Hein ’14
Nathaly Luna ’13
Simone Zehren ’14
Samantha Whalen ’15
Alexander Turpin ’12(E)/T5’13

Kristin Abramo ’15
Kevin Allan ’14
Alexandra Born ’15
Sarah Koniski ’14
Louis Papa ’14
Robert Rietmeijer ’15
Zhongwu Shi ’15
Qianli Sun ’15
Jamie Strampe ’15

Davis Project for Peace Fellowship
Fatima Bawany ’15

Goldwater Scholars
Amanda Chen ’14
Chantel Gaudet ’14 (honorable mention)

Public Policy & International Affairs Fellow
Jonathan Johnson ’14

Visit the University’s Newsroom and check upcoming issues of @Rochester for full profiles of the 2012-2013 fellowship winners.

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