Eight Miami students named semifinalists in Fulbright competition

By Sophie Tran, university news and communications intern

Eight Miami University students have been recommended by the U.S. National Screening Committee as semifinalists in the 2017-2018 Fulbright U.S. Student Program competition.

The largest U.S. exchange program, Fulbright provides grants for individually designed study/research projects or for English teaching assistant programs outside of the United States.

During their grants, students meet, work with, live with and learn from the people of their host country, sharing daily experiences through engagement in the community.

Miami’s eight semifinalists are:

  • Kirsten Fowler – Senior, diplomacy and global politics major and economics and history double minor, English teaching assistant in Cyprus.
  • Eric Moenich – Senior, integrated English language arts education and French education double major, English teaching assistant in France.
  • Kayla Orta – Graduated May 2015, individualized studies major and German and double Chinese minor, Korean Studies Graduate Degree Grant for research in South Korea.
  • Khalid Osman – Graduated December 2016, finance major, English teaching assistant in Indonesia.
  • Augusta Reisling – Senior, speech pathology and audiology major, English teaching assistant in Germany.
  • Jennifer Tassaro – Senior, Spanish major and Latin American studies minor, English teaching assistant in Mexico.
  • Madeline Tatum – Senior, speech pathology and audiology major and political science minor, English teaching assistant in the Netherlands.
  • Graham von Carlowitz – Senior, German major and linguistics minor, English teaching assistant in Germany.

Miami has had recipients of Fulbright U.S. Student Program grants every year since 2005, including a record-setting five students last year.