Three Recent Grads Awarded Fulbright Scholarships

Story posted July 02, 2008

Three recent graduates have been awarded Fulbright Scholarships for study abroad during the 2008-2009 academic year.

Amy Ahearn '08, of Wenham, Mass., and Grace Park '08, of Los Angeles, Calif., recipients of Fulbright teaching awards, both plan to teach English as a Foreign Language. Ahearn will do so in Malaysia; Park is headed for South Korea.

Andrew Steltzer '08, of Hampden, Maine, who was awarded research grant, plans to study education in Japan.

Ahearn, Park and Steltzer are three of 1,450 U.S. citizens traveling overseas through the Fulbright U.S. Student Program.

Fulbright Awards provide funding for study or teaching abroad for one year to promote cross-cultural interaction and increase mutual understanding on a person-to-person basis between people of the United States and other countries through educational and cultural exchange.

Recipients are selected on the basis of academic or professional achievement, as well as demonstrated leadership potential in their fields.

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