Five NJCU Students and Alumni receive the Fulbright U.S. Student Awards

Five NJCU Students and Alumni receive the Fulbright U.S. Student Awards

NJCU set a new record with five students and alumni receiving the prestigious and highly competitive Fulbright U.S. Student Awards for 2017-2018. These students are part of an elite group of only 2000 students who were selected for this award from over 10,000 applicants from various institutions of higher learning in the United States, including ivy-league, private, and state universities as well as liberal arts colleges and research institutions.  

All five students received the English Teaching Assistantship Fulbright grant (ETA). They will be teaching English in Uruguay, Peru, South Africa, Malaysia, and Indonesia in 2017-2018.

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, an NJCU professor of English, is the Fulbright Program advisor at the University. For more information on the Fulbright program, contact her at,

Pictured (left to right): Fabiana Rebollo, English and Special Education, ETA, Uruguay; Nicole Colon, Graduated in May 2016, English, ETA, Malaysia; Professor Irma Maini, Fulbright Program Advisor; Ana Acosta, English, ETA, Peru; Iqra Choudry, English and Secondary Education, ETA, Indonesia; Rubi Cedeno, Women and Gender Studies, ETA, South Africa