Academics and Research

Five DU students win Fulbright scholarships

Five University of Denver students have won Fulbright Scholarships to study or teach abroad in the 2012–13 academic year. This is the largest number of DU students to win Fulbright scholarships in more than 10 years. The DU winners include:

Stephanie Lowe, an undergraduate with a major in German, was awarded a Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship to Germany.

Michael Peronto, an undergraduate with a major in international studies, has received a Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship to Russia.

Geoffrey MacDonald, a PhD candidate in the Josef Korbel School of International Studies, has received a Fulbright Research Grant to study in India.

Tom Lam, a master’s candidate in the Josef Korbel School of International Studies, has received a Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship to Macau, China.

Shaye Worthman, a master’s candidate in the Josef Korbel School of International Studies, has received a Fulbright Full Graduate Degree Grant to study political economy of development at the Benemérita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla in Puebla, Mexico.

“Completing my PhD in Mexico with this Fulbright grant will give me the academic and theoretical support to better understand the complexities of economic and social development in Latin America,” Worthman says. “Moreover, I will gain the international field experience I need to fulfill my career aspirations of researching and evaluating rural development projects in Latin America while contributing to the larger literature on public policy and rural development strategies.”

The Fulbright program, sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, is the largest U.S. international exchange program. The scholarship was established in 1946 to build relationships between the U.S. and other countries. It is a prestigious and competitive grant awarded to the very best students across the nation.

“This year, DU’s record number of grants awarded speaks volumes, not only about the individual achievement of each student, but also DU’s commitment to academic excellence and the value of international exchange,” says Carol Helstosky, associate professor of history at DU and Fulbright program adviser.

 

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