Three WFU students awarded Fulbright Scholarships

Three Wake Forest graduates have been awarded Fulbright Scholarships. The Fulbright US Student Program is the U.S. government’s flagship international educational exchange program, offering research study and teaching opportunities in over 160 countries. The Fulbright award is designed to facilitate cultural exchange and increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and those of other countries.

This year’s winners from Wake Forest’s Class of 2022 are:

  • Sam Apostolopoulos, who will travel to Chile to conduct LGBTQ-focused human rights research on Chile’s constitutional convention
  • Elinor Grage, who will travel to the Czech Republic as an English Teaching Assistant
  • Lauren Robertson, who will travel to Spain as an English Teaching Assistant

Additionally: Bridget Idzik has been named an alternate to the Spain English Teaching Assistant program.

The awards are announced on a rolling basis, determined by the host country. This list is current as of May 19.

The Fulbright Scholarship application process is open to Wake Forest seniors, alumni and graduate and professional students. Twenty-seven nominations were made by Wake Forest this year. 

Those interested in applying for a student Fulbright Scholarship should visit the Scholars Program website or reach out to the Faculty Director for Fulbright, Alyssa Howards.

For more information about the Fulbright Student Program, visit

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