In May the university released information on 12 winners-a record number that placed the university among the top Fulbright-producing institutions in the nation.
Most of UofL’s 2010 Fulbright winners are recent graduates who will teach or conduct research. They will travel to their respective overseas destinations this summer and stay for about a year. Destinations include Thailand, Germany, Peru, Argentina, Sri Lanka, Ecuador and more.
The additional two winners are:
- Jonathan Holland, a December 2009 graduate with two master’s degrees from UofL, who will go to Ukraine to teach and help students learn about American life, language and culture. Holland is from Bowling Green and is a 2000 graduate of Greenwood High School.
- Shadea Mitchell, a December 2009 graduate, who will travel to Amman, Jordan, to teach English. Mitchell is from Paducah and is a 2005 graduate of Lone Oak High School.
The Fulbright Student Program, funded by the U. S. Department of State, is a prestigious international educational exchange program that includes partnerships with more than 155 countries. Winners are chosen for their academic merit, ability to serve as cultural ambassadors and leadership potential. Fulbright winners will study, conduct research or teach abroad for one year.
UofL launched a program in 2000 to help students win prominent competitive scholarships. The program is primarily funded by the Board of Overseers and assists hundreds of students each year. Since the program began, the university has had 46 Fulbright scholars, a Rhodes scholar and dozens of winners of other prestigious awards such as the Truman Scholarship, U.S. Department of State Boren and Critical Language Scholarships, Rotary Ambassadorial Scholarship and more.