Five Fulbright Scholars named in WFU’s Class of 2018

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Five members of Wake Forest University’s Class of 2018 have been awarded grants from the Fulbright U.S. Student Program for the 2018-2019 academic year.

The Fulbright Program offers research, study and teaching opportunities in more than 160 countries to recent graduates and graduate students. It is the flagship international educational exchange program sponsored by the United States government and is designed to build relations between the people of the U.S. and the people of other countries that are needed to solve global challenges. Recipients of Fulbright awards are selected on the basis of academic and professional achievement as well as record of service and demonstrated leadership in their respective fields.

Among this year’s winners from Wake Forest, three were awarded Fulbright English Teaching Assistantships and will teach English in countries around the world. Two were awarded Fulbright Study/Research grants.

  • David Burch (’18) will teach English in the Czech Republic
  • Hannah Hulshult (’18) will conduct public health research in India
  • Isabel March (’18) will teach English in Colombia
  • Elizabeth Sarkel (’18) will conduct biology research in Austria
  • Will Teuscher (’18) will teach English in Germany

Additionally, six Wake Foresters have been named alternates.

Thirty-five Wake Forest seniors, graduate students or recent graduates were nominated for the 2018-2019 Fulbright Program. Including this year’s winners, a total of 116 Wake Forest students and alumni have earned a Fulbright.

The Fulbright Program is funded through an annual appropriation made by the U.S. Congress to the U.S. Department of State. Participating governments and host institutions, corporations, and foundations around the world also provide direct and indirect support to the program.

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