NJCU Students, Alumna Named Fulbright Semi-Finalists

NJCU Students, Alumna Named Fulbright Semi-Finalists

Four NJCU students and one alumna were selected as semi-finalists for the highly competitive Fulbright U.S. Student Awards for 2017-2018. The National Screening Committee selected these students from more than 10,000 applications from colleges and universities across the United States

All five NJCU semi-finalists were selected in the English Teaching Assistantship (ETA) Fulbright Grant category. The honorees are Ana Acosta, English, to Peru; Rubi Cedeno, Women and Gender Studies, to South Africa; Iqra Choudry, English and Secondary Education, to Indonesia; Fabiana Rebollo, English and Special Education, to Uruguay; and Nicole Colon ’16, English, to Malaysia.

Irma Maini, Professor of English, serves as NJCU’s Fulbright Program advisor.

Established by the United States Congress in 1946, the Fulbright Program is the largest international exchange program in the country, offering opportunities for students, teachers, scholars, and professionals to study, teach, lecture, and conduct research in more than 155 countries worldwide. Sponsored by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, the Fulbright program selects participants on the basis of academic merit and leadership potential. For more information on the Fulbright program at NJCU, contact Maini at imaini@njcu.edu.

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