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Congratulations to CC’s Record 12 Fulbright Semifinalists

Six are Research Semifinalists; Six are English Teaching Assistants

Fulbright has announced its Student Grant semifinalists for the 2019-20 grant year, and Colorado College has a record 12 Fulbright semifinalists. Of the 12, six are study/research semifinalists and six English teaching assistant semifinalists.

This surpasses last year’s record of seven Colorado College semifinalists, of which five went on to be named finalists.

This year’s semifinalists are:
Study/research semifinalists

  • Rebekah Adair ’16, research in economic development, Kyrgyz Republic
  • Aya Blanco ’17, Master's Study Award in visual and digital media, Spain
  • Kayla Fratt ’16, research in psychology, New Zealand
  • Daniel Lopez ’19, research in anthropology, Indonesia
  • Amanda Martin ’19, research in biology, South Africa
  • Sophie Ramirez ’17, research in public health, Morocco

English teaching assistant semifinalists

  • Lindsey Aronson ’18, Spain
  • Andrew Braverman ’18, Mexico
  • Claire Derry ’19, Moldova
  • Camilla Fuller ’19, Thailand
  • Rishi Ling ’18, Taiwan
  • Catherine Luchars ’19, Brazil

“I’m so proud of all the hard work that has gone into this achievement,” says Colorado College President Jill Tiefenthaler. "Making it to the semifinalist round is an enormous accomplishment in the Fulbright process. This speaks very highly of the caliber of our students, as well as the dedication of our faculty and staff. Congratulations to our students and the campus Fulbright committee, consisting of Fulbright Program Adviser Roy Jo Sartin, and committee members Heather Powell Browne, Inger Bull, Tess Powers, and Chelsea Walter."

The semifinalist applications have been forwarded by the Fulbright National Screening Committee to the Fulbright Commission or U.S. Embassy in the host country for final review. Finalists will be notified later in the spring, with the timing of notifications varying by country.

The Fulbright U.S. Student Program offers research, study, and teaching opportunities in more than 140 countries to recent graduates and graduate students. During their grants, Fulbright recipients meet, work, live with, and learn from the people of the host country, sharing daily experiences. The program facilitates cultural exchange through direct interaction on an individual basis in the classroom, field, home, and in routine tasks, allowing the grantee to gain an appreciation of others’ viewpoints and beliefs, the way they do things, and the way they think.

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