Alma Has Three Fulbright Finalists
The Fulbright Scholarship National Screening Committee has named two Alma College seniors and one alumnus as finalists for the prestigious international scholarship.
Hoeltzel, majoring in sociology and anthropology, proposed studying policies for addressing suicide among the Canadian Inuit peoples. The daughter of Chad and Maureen Hoeltzel of Clawson, she is a 2002 graduate of Clawson High School.
Wertz, a double mathematics and physics major, proposed studying in Australia the role of the scientific community in influencing the nuclear nonproliferation efforts of the Australia-based Nuclear Suppliers Group. The son of Michael and Ellen Wertz of St. Louis, he is a 2002 graduate of St. Louis High School.
Recommendations from the National Screening Committee of the Institute of International Education, the coordinating body for the Fulbright U.S. Student Program, are made on the strength of applicants' self-designed programs to be conducted in specific countries. The applications are forwarded to the Fulbright commissions in the projects' countries, which select recipients from all candidates applying in those countries. The J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board will make the final selections.
Funded by the United States Department of State, the U.S. Student Program is designed to give recent B.A./B.S. graduates, master's and doctoral candidates, and young professionals and artists opportunities for personal development and international experience. A scholar receives expenses for one year of study.
Alma's Nationally Competitive Scholarship Committee helped the finalists search for appropriate postgraduate scholarships and reviewed the proposals and applications. Alma's committee identifies and nurtures exceptional candidates for nationally competitive scholarships, grants and awards.
Posted: Tue, February 7th, 2006 at 4:34PM