Seven WFU Fulbright Scholars named

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Six members of Wake Forest University’s Class of 2019 and one member of the Class of 2018 have been awarded grants from the Fulbright U.S. Student Program for the 2019-20 academic year.

The Fulbright Program offers research study and teaching opportunities in more than 140 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, six were awarded Fulbright English Teaching Assistantships and will teach English in countries around the world. One was awarded a Fulbright Study/Research grant.

  • Katherine Cassidy (’19) will teach English in Vietnam
  • Sasha Frye (’19) will teach English in Colombia
  • Caroline Gardner (’19) will teach English in Spain
  • James Llewellyn (’18) will teach English in Malaysia
  • Karan Takhar (’19) will research environmental economics in India
  • Elizabeth Waid (’19) will teach English in Germany
  • Jessica Wu (’19) will teach English in Germany

Additionally, three Wake Foresters have been named alternates.

Thirty-eight Wake Forest seniors, graduate students or recent graduates were nominated for the 2019-2020 Fulbright Program. Including this year’s winners, a total of 123 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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