Thirteen Students Awarded Fulbright Grants


Thirteen Bowdoin students received Fulbright Fellowships to pursue advanced study around the world next year.

Setting out for their first year as Bowdoin graduates, Samantha Burns ’13, Daniel Ertis ’13, Uchechi Esonu ’13, RaiNesha Miller ’13, and Erin St. Peter ’13 will travel to far-off places around the world to teach English. Meanwhile, Adam Rasgon ’13 will study Arabic in Egypt, and Elena Crosley ’13 was awarded a three-year Fulbright Canada Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) Award, valued at $120,000. This Fulbright STEM is given to a select group of U.S. students to pursue doctorates at one of Canada’s six leading research universities. The Fulbright U.S. Student Program is designed to increase mutual understanding between Americans and people of other countries, and grantees are selected not only for their strong academic background but also for their ability to bridge cultures. Three Bowdoin seniors, Kacey Berry ’14, Jacob Blum ’14, and Emma Cutler ’14, have received Fulbright grants to do research next year in foreign countries.  Read about the students’ plans here.

Additionally, Bowdoin’s German department announced that seniors Dechan Dalrymple ’13 and Kenzie Novak ’13 have both won English Teaching Assistantships in Austria for the 2013-2014 academic year, and Jeremy Lewis ’13 has received the  Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange for Young Professionals, a yearlong fellowship for study and work in Germany. Read the full story here.