Eight GW Students and Alumni Offered Fulbright Awards!

April 20, 2017

We are thrilled to announce that eight students from the George Washington University have been offered a Fulbright U.S. Student Program award and two have been named as alternates. Recipients of Fulbright grants are selected on the basis of academic and professional achievement, as well as demonstrated leadership potential. The following students will be making lasting connections and unforgettable memories abroad during the 2017-2018 academic year:


English Teaching Assistant Award Recipients

Madeline Bronstein -- India

Anthony Cyprian Christian -- Malaysia

Lacy Myrman -- Ivory Coast

Matthew Orr -- Russia

Katherine (Simone) Robins -- Netherlands


Research/Study Award Recipients

Daniel Bernstein -- Netherlands

Yeshwant Chillakuru -- UK

Nisreen Malley -- Morocco

Alternate: Patrick Geiger -- UK


Binational Business Grant:

Alternate: Kathy Lui -- Mexico

The Fulbright Program is the flagship international educational exchange program sponsored by the U.S. government and is designed to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries. The primary source of funding for the Fulbright Program is an annual appropriation made by the U.S. Congress to the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. Participating governments and host institutions, corporations and foundations in foreign countries and in the United States also provide direct and indirect support. Recipients of Fulbright grants are selected on the basis of academic or professional achievement, as well as demonstrated leadership potential in their fields. The Program operates in over 160 countries worldwide.
Since its establishment in 1946 under legislation introduced by the late U.S. Senator J. William Fulbright of Arkansas, the Fulbright Program has given approximately 360,000 students, scholars, teachers, artists, and scientists the opportunity to study, teach and conduct research, exchange ideas and contribute to finding solutions to shared international concerns. Fulbright recipients are among over 50,000 individuals participating in U.S. Department of State exchange programs each year. The Fulbright U.S. Student Program is administered by the Institute of International Education.