Three University of Utah students have received highly competitive Fulbright U.S. Student Program grants from the U.S. Department of State and the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board for the 2019-20 academic year. Additionally, four students were designated as an Alternate.
The flagship international educational exchange program is designed to build relationships between people in the U.S. and in other countries with the aim of solving global challenges. It is funded through an annual appropriation made by the U.S. Congress to the U.S. Department of State. At the U, the Fulbright Program is directed by Howard Lehman and is sponsored by the Office for Global Engagement and the Graduate School.
Grant recipients are selected based on academic and professional achievement as well as a record of service and demonstrated leadership in their respective fields. Unfortunately, the exceptional circumstances of the Covid-19 pandemic has impacted on the number of available awards in foreign countries.
Caitlin Silianoff will serve as an English Teaching Assistant in Taiwan. Caitlin will receive her BA in English and International Studies and a BS in Political Science with a minor in Chinese.
Rogelio Brambila will serve as an English Teaching Assistant in Mexico. Rogelio will receive his B.S. in Anthropology and Biology, and a B.A. in Latin American Studies.
Brendan Darraugh, BA, German and Political Science, will use his grant to enter the Master’s Program in National and International Public Administration and Policy at the University of Potsdam, Germany.
Polly Llewellyn, BA, English, Fulbright Study Award to the United Kingdom. Polly would use the Fulbright grant to earn an MA degree in creative writing from Aberystwyth University.
Alex Son, BA, Political Science, Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship to Cambodia.
Charlie Robinson, BA, Russian, Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship to Russia.
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