Fulbright Scholars Heading in All Directions
Among this year’s
crop of at Smith, a record-breaking 17 are
Fulbright Award winners, topping last year’s school
record of 14 Fulbrighters.
award is a highly coveted scholarship given annually by the
U.S. Department of State to support student projects and academic
endeavors abroad. The Fulbright student scholarship, which
was named after Senator J. William Fulbright, is intended
for recent bachelor’s degree recipients, and master’s
and doctoral candidates, as well as young professionals and
artists. The Fulbright program is the largest international
exchange program offered in the United States, operating in
more than 140 countries.
-- 12 graduates of the class of 2006 and five
alumnae -- are headed off to 10 different countries in Asia,
Africa, Europe and South America to pursue a range of research
projects and teaching jobs.
Here are the plans
of three of them (click on their pictures for profiles):