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 BA’15 (Biology): research fellowship in Nepal
- Sophia Freuden BA ’16 (International Affairs): Russia
- Emma Hoch-Schneider BA ’16 (History and Biology): Malaysia
- Helen Labadie BA ’15 (Biology and German Studies): Germany
- Brandy Miller BA ’16 (German Studies): Belgium
- Sarah Mills BA ’16 (Russian Studies): Russia
- Amanda Stewart BA ’15 (History and German Studies): Germany
- Devon Streich BA ’16 (German Studies): Germany
- Taylor Wallau BA ’14 (English Literature and Studio Art): Vietnam
- Melissa Wilk M.A.T. ’15: Spain
- Caterina Zischke-Rincon BA ’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.