Categories: General
      Date: 2017-04-12 11:46:53
     Title: Record number of Coe scholars receive prestigious Fulbright awards

Six graduating Coe seniors and a recent alumna have received prestigious Fulbright U.S. Student Program awards for the 2017-18 academic year. The seven recipients represent a new record number of Coe students and recent alumni who have received Fulbrights in a given year.



Six graduating Coe seniors and a recent alumna have received prestigious Fulbright U.S. Student Program awards for the 2017-18 academic year. The seven recipients represent a new record number of Coe students and recent alumni who have received Fulbrights in a given year.

Coe has established itself as a leading national producer of Fulbright scholars, with 20 in the past five years, and 28 awardees in the past decade. This builds upon the tradition of Coe students, alumni and faculty who have received Fulbrights since the program was established.

"Once again, the Coe community is pleased by the college's extraordinarily large number of Fulbright recipients," said Coe President David McInally. "The hard work and dedication of our bright scholars to earn these Fulbright grants results in life-changing experiences for each award winner. We are exceedingly proud of these Coe students and alumni, and we congratulate them for their achievements."

Each of the Coe students was awarded a Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship grant to teach during the 2017-18 academic year from the U.S. Department of State and the J. William Fulbright Scholarship Board. This year's Fulbright recipients from Coe include:

All of the Coe awardees received guidance from Professor Amber Shaw, who serves as the college's national fellowship advisor, as well as other faculty members.

Since its inception in 1946, the Fulbright Program has provided more than 370,000 participants - chosen for their academic merit and leadership potential - with the opportunity to exchange ideas and contribute to finding solutions to shared international concerns. More than 1,900 U.S. students, artists and early-career professionals in over 100 fields of study are offered Fulbright Program grants to study, teach English and conduct research annually in over 140 countries around the world.

Located near the heart of Cedar Rapids, Coe is a selective, private, nationally recognized liberal arts college providing superior quality educational experiences for students since 1851. Coe College has a reputation for academic excellence enhanced by a student-centered, highly supportive campus environment. Coe is dedicated to preparing students for fulfilling careers and graduate study.