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Alumni awarded Fulbright grants

Twelve UGA students were awarded international travel-study grants from the Fulbright U.S. Student Program for the 2014-2015 academic year. This is UGA’s second highest total of Fulbright recipients.

Eight of the students accepted the scholarships. Recipients of the U.S. Student Full Grants, which cover research, study and creative opportunities, include: 2013 graduate Christian Conroy of Roswell; 2011 graduate Winn Davis of Savannah; and 2009 graduate Brett Heimlich of Alpharetta.

Two students who recently earned master’s degrees at UGA also received Full Grants: Sara Hobe of Fresno, California; and Lauren Satterfield of Atlanta.

English Teaching Assistantship Grants, which place recipients in K-12 schools and universities to serve as language-learning assistants, were given to three recent graduates : Tiffany Brown of Warner Robbins, DeAnne Cantrell of Douglasville, and Christine Pardue of Cleveland.

The Fulbright U.S. Student Program awards approximately 1,900 grants annually to U.S. undergraduate and graduate students. For the past 68 years, the program has provided students, scholars and professionals an opportunity to pursue advanced research projects, graduate study and teaching assistantships in more than 140 countries worldwide.

“It has been a joy to work with all of these recipients, who represent a diversity of backgrounds and fields of study, and include undergraduates, both within and outside the Honors Program, as well as graduate students,” said Maria de Rocher, campus Fulbright U.S. Student Program adviser and assistant director of the Honors Program. “In addition to their stellar academic achievements, they all have been selected for their ability to serve as cultural ambassadors, and as such are poised to make lasting and meaningful connections within their host countries.”