Eleven Students and Alumni Win Fulbright Awards
May 12, 2016
Five Lewis & Clark seniors and six recent alumni will spend the next year overseas after receiving awards from the Fulbright Program. The eleven newly minted Fulbright scholars have earned one research fellowship and ten English Teaching Assistantships (ETAs) to countries across Europe, Latin America, and Asia. Lewis & Clark is one of the top producers of Fulbright award winners in the country. The winners are:
- Lily Clarke B.A.’15 (Biology): research fellowship in Nepal
- Sophia Freuden B.A. ’16 (International Affairs): Russia
- Emma Hoch-Schneider B.A. ’16 (History and Biology): Malaysia
- Helen Labadie B.A. ’15 (Biology and German Studies): Germany
- Brandy Miller B.A. ’16 (German Studies): Belgium
- Sarah Mills B.A. ’16 (Russian Studies): Russia
- Amanda Stewart B.A. ’15 (History and German Studies): Germany
- Devon Streich B.A. ’16 (German Studies): Germany
- Taylor Wallau B.A. ’14 (English Literature and Studio Art): Vietnam
- Melissa Wilk M.A.T. ’15: Spain
- Caterina Zischke-Rincon B.A. ’15 (International Affairs and Hispanic Studies): Colombia
Clarke, who is also a past winner of the President’s Scholar award, is looking forward to the challenge of her upcoming sojourn to Nepal.
“I will be there for one year, conducting ethno-mycology (combining anthropology and mycology, the study of mushrooms) and assessing the current state of community-managed forests,” explains Clarke.
Established in 1946 and sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, the Fulbright Program provides students, faculty, and professionals with grants for graduate study, research, or teaching in countries all around the world, with the goal of fostering mutual understanding among nations through educational and cultural exchanges.