Seventeen students will have the opportunity to pursue international research this year after receiving the Fulbright Scholarship, according to a UGA press release.
The Fulbright Program, sponsered by the United States Department of State, provides funding for students, scholars and teachers who wish to pursue specific research or teaching. The program allows scholars to travel worldwide in order to pursue research in a variety of fields. It is awarded to approximately 1,700 undergraduate and graduate students.
Some students received the U.S. Student Full Grants, which cover research and creative opportunities. Others received The English Teaching Assistantship Grants, which allow recipients to teach in K-12 schools and in universities as learning language assistants.
Eleven UGA students were offered Fulbright Scholarships in 2011 and 2010. This year's recipients are as follows:
- Andrew Arnold, a 2011 graduate from LaGrange, who will be working on a documentary about environmental activism among Buddhist nuns in South Korea.
- Linnea West, a 2006 graduate from Athens, who will research art and architectural history at the Ludwig Museum of Contemporary Art in Budapest, Hungary.
- David Zweig, a 2012 graduate from Fayetteville, Ark., who will study nitrogen management in groundwater in New Zealand.
- Rebeca de Jesus-Crespo, a doctoral candidate in ecology, who will research sustainable coffee farming in Costa Rica.
- Oksana Lutsyshyna, a doctoral candidate from Tampa, Fla., who will research author and painter Bruno Schulz in Krakow, Poland.
- Genevieve Holdrigde, a doctoral candidate from Mahopac, N.Y., who will continue her dissertation on the geomorphology of the Late Quaternary Period in Mexico.
- Ann MacFayden, a doctoral candidate from Philadelphia, Pa., who will continue her dissertation on conservation effort's effects on forest resource use in Vietnam.
- Isha Ghodke, a 2011 graduate from Norcross, who will be an assistant English teacher for 3rd through 6th grade students in Germany.
- Louise Goodman, a master's student from Tampa, Fla., who will teach English at a teacher's college in Brazil.
- David Gutierrez, a 2011 graduate from Cumming, who will teach English to university students in Mexico City.
- Alex Knoblock, a 2012 graduate from Columbus, Ohio, who will teach English at a teacher's college in Brazil.
- Morgann Lyles, a 2012 graduate from Roswell, who will be an assistant teacher in a school near Paris, France.
- Kimberly Moxley, a 2010 graduate from Lawrenceville, who will be an assistant teacher in a secondary school in Madrid, Spain.
- Thomas Stewart, a 2009 graduate from Bethlehem, who will teach English to secondary students in the Slovak Republic.