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Six Miami University students receive Fulbright Scholarship

04/25/2012

Four Miami University seniors and two 2011 Miami graduates have been awarded 2012-2013 Fulbright English Teaching Assistantships to various countries around the world. Miami seniors or recent graduates have won Fulbright awards to research or teach overseas 11 of the last 13 years. This year has the highest number of recipients.

Timothy Boll, a Russian, Eastern European and Eurasian studies major, will teach in Russia; Katelin Burke, a linguistics major and French minor will teach in Mongolia; Daniel Hawk, a diplomacy and global politics and German double major will teach in Germany; Corbin Mathias, a German education and German double major will also teach in Germany; Joseph King, an alumnus of the Russian, Eastern European and Eurasian studies program, will teach in Azerbaijan; and alumna Elizabeth Bersin, a diplomacy and foreign affairs major and German minor, received an Austrian Fulbright and will be an English teaching assistant in Graz next year.

Operating in more than 155 countries, the Fulbright Program is the U.S. government’s premier scholarship program, supporting U.S. students and professionals to increase student knowledge of English language and American culture abroad and to benefit from unique resources around the world.

The scholarship provides round-trip travel, maintenance allowance, research allowance and tuition waivers, if applicable.

Students given the award have a strong academic background, leadership potential, a passion for increasing understanding among different nations and cultures, and the flexibility to pursue their Fulbright project successfully. Each year, approximately 1,600 U.S. students receive the award.

The Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs administers the award, with guidance from the William J. Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board and sponsorship from the United States Information Agency.

Written by Emily Glaser, intern

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