Graham Bowling Awarded Fulbright Grant

April 2015

Graham Bowling, an Interdisciplinary Business Management major with a concentration in Entrepreneurship, has been awarded a prestigious Fulbright US Student Program grant and will be traveling to Taiwan to serve as an English Teaching assistant.

Graham has been a mentor with Big Brothers Big Sisters since 2007 and a Habitat for Humanity volunteer advocate since 2009. Just completed his term as the student representative on the Miami University Board of Trustees. He was selected as one of less than 1,900 students from more than 10,000 applicants for this honor.

The Fulbright U.S. Student Program is the largest U.S. exchange program offering opportunities for students and young professionals to undertake international graduate study, advanced research, university teaching, and primary and secondary school teaching worldwide. The program currently awards approximately 1,900 grants annually in all fields of study, and operates in more than 140 countries worldwide. Fulbright U.S. Student alumni populate a range of professions and include ambassadors, members of Congress, judges, heads of corporations, university presidents, journalists, artists, professors, and teachers.

During their grants, Fulbrighters will meet, work, live with and learn from the people of the host country, sharing daily experiences. The program facilitates cultural exchange through direct interaction on an individual basis in the classroom, field, home, and in routine tasks, allowing the grantee to gain an appreciation of others’ viewpoints and beliefs, the way they do things, and the way they think. Through engagement in the community, the individual will interact with their hosts on a one-to-one basis in an atmosphere of openness, academic integrity, and intellectual freedom, thereby promoting mutual understanding.