Fulbright Committee Selects Three Finalists From Alma
The Fulbright Scholarship National Screening Committee has named
three Alma College seniors as finalists for the prestigious
• Midland senior James Kruse proposes to research aquatic evasive species in Canada. A graduate of Midland-Bullock Creek High School, he is the son of Brian and Susan Kruse.
• Reed City senior Aaron Pooley proposes to teach English and do volunteer work in South Korea. A graduate of Reed City High School, he is the son of Robert and Dawn Pooley.
• Washington senior William “Buddy” Scarborough III proposes to research the effectiveness of a school feeding program in Ghana. A graduate of Romeo High School, he is the son of William and Christine Scarborough.
The 2009 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-three Alma College students have won prestigious national fellowships, scholarships and awards, including 13 Fulbright fellowships and multiple Udall, Truman, Marshall and Gates-Cambridge scholarships.
Posted: Thu, February 26th, 2009 at 9:48AM