Four Students Selected as Fulbright Finalists
The Fulbright Scholarship National Screening Committee has selected four Alma College students as finalists for the prestigious international scholarship.
• Coopersville senior Chelsea Clark proposes to teach English in Malaysia. When she is not teaching, she plans to volunteer with a Malaysian non-governmental organization and continue her thesis research on the affects of climate change on the people of the Pacific Islands. A graduate of Coopersville High School, she is the daughter of Kelley and Kathryn Clark.
• Troy senior Katie Crombe proposes to teach English in South Korea in a middle school or high school. In her free time, she proposes to volunteer for a service organization that deals with poverty in the community. A graduate of Bishop-Foley High School in Madison Heights, she is the daughter of John and Jan Crombe.
• Williamston senior Lisa Biering proposes to teach English in a school in Indonesia and also volunteer with a women’s rights outreach group or related organization. A graduate of Williamston High School, she is the daughter of Dawn Edwards.
• Laingsburg Dec. 2010 graduate Michael Malloy proposes to teach English in Spain and research the alternative education programs for immigrant students in Spain’s educational system. He is a graduate of Laingsburg High School and the son of Kelly Malloy.
The 2011 Fulbright Scholars will be announced later this spring.
The Fulbright U.S. Student Program offers fellowships for U.S. graduating college seniors, graduate students, young professionals and artists to study abroad. Each scholar receives expenses for one year of study.
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.
Alma College'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-nine Alma College students have won prestigious national fellowships, scholarships and awards, including 17 Fulbright fellowships and multiple Udall, Truman, Marshall and Gates-Cambridge scholarships.
Posted: Mon, January 31st, 2011 at 8:28AM