May 11, 2016 at 2:10 pm

Two A&S Students Get Fulbright U.S. Student Program Awards

Four Ohio University graduating seniors—including two from the College of Arts & Sciences—have been awarded Fulbright scholarships.

The Fulbright U.S. Student Program is a unique program that provides awardees grants for individually designed study and research projects.

Clare Lyons ’16, Grace Pauley ’16 and Cheyenne Weaver ’16 will be pursuing English teaching assistantships throughout different parts of the world, and Austin Miles ’16 will be pursuing research in marine protected areas.

Lyons, a Spanish major with a minor in Linguistics, will be traveling to Peru. Pauley, and English major with a minor in Spanish and a Global Leadership certificate, will be traveling to Colombia. Weaver will be traveling to South Korea. And Miles, and Honors Tutorial College students majoring in Biological Sciences, will be pursuing his research assistantship in Spain.

The Fulbright U.S. Student Program is a unique program where students are able to meet, work, live and learn from people of the host country. Sharing these daily experiences is an important part of this program.

This program will allow students to gain an appreciation of other cultures and beliefs learning the way other cultures do things compared to the United States’ culture. Through engagement in the community students will interact with their hosts on a one-to-one basis in an atmosphere of openness, academic integrity and intellectual freedom.

All four students said they are looking forward to moving to an unfamiliar environment alone to immerse themselves in a new culture while positively impacting their perceptions of American people and culture.

“Not only will this Fulbright give me the chance to have hands-on experience teaching English in a classroom, but it will also help me develop classroom management skills as I hope to one day become a university professor,” Weaver said, “I feel immensely blessed.”

“What I will learn will play a huge role in guiding my career later on. The Fulbright is a learning opportunity and I’m excited to see the world from a different perspective,” Miles stated.

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