NJCU is a top producer of U.S. Fulbright students

NJCU is a top producer of U.S. Fulbright students

Four of the five NJCU students and alumni who were named semi-finalists for Fulbright U.S. Student Awards for 2016-2017 have received the prestigious grants through the highly-competitive program. Three were awarded the English Teaching Assistantship (ETA) Fulbright grant: (from right): Tasha Egalite, a graduate student in early childhood and special education will teach English in Laos; Jessica Coke ’16, History major will teach in Taiwan; and Sinia Amanonce ’15, an English and education major, will teach in the Czech Republic. Ivan de La Grange ’15 (rear), a geography/geoscience major, was awarded the even-more competitive research grant to focus on water purification in Indonesia. Nicole Colon ‘16 (left), an English major was a semi-finalist to South Korea, having been selected from more than 10,000 applicants, an accomplishment in itself.

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 United States Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, the Fulbright program selects participants on the basis of academic merit and leadership potential.

Irma Maini, NJCU professor of English, is the Fulbright Program advisor at the University.

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