Four Students Named Fulbright Finalists
The Fulbright Scholarship National Screening Committee has named
four Alma College seniors as finalists for the prestigious
• Perry senior Hadley Boehm, biology major, proposes to assess the extent to which scientific research is incorporated in efforts to protect wetlands in Canada through a series of interviews, coursework and case study analysis. A graduate of Morrice High School, she is the daughter of Robert and Michell Boehm of Perry.
• St. Helen senior Samantha Lyttle, music major, proposes to teach music education in Hong Kong utilizing the whole person development approach in the context of interdisciplinary study. A graduate of Roscommon High School, she is the daughter of James and Sheryl Lyttle of St. Helen.
• Vermontville senior Alyssa Gooch, an education major, proposes to enhance cultural awareness in the classroom while teaching conversational English to Malaysian students. A graduate of Charlotte High School, she is the daughter of Joe and Teresa Gooch.
• Grandville senior Rebecca Peacock, an English major, proposes to teach English language skills to Malaysian students and intern with the Women’s Aid Organization of Malaysia to help expand abuse prevention programming for students and community members. A graduate of Grandville High School, she is the daughter of Jim and Diane Peacock.
The 2008 Fulbright Scholars will be announced later this spring.
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 U.S. Department of State, the U.S. Student Program is designed to give recent baccalaureate graduates, master's degree 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 helps finalists search for appropriate postgraduate scholarships and review the proposals and applications. Alma's committee identifies and nurtures exceptional candidates for nationally competitive scholarships, grants and awards.
Since 2003, twenty Alma College students have won prestigious national fellowships, scholarships and awards, including 10 Fulbright fellowships and multiple Udall, Truman, Marshall and Gates-Cambridge scholarships.
Posted: Mon, February 4th, 2008 at 4:34PM