Seven Rice University students have recently been awarded 2016 Fulbright grants, which will allow them to study, teach and conduct research in a foreign country.
Additional support will be given to them from the International Educational Exchange Program, which is sponsored by the United States government.
The Fulbright Program was developed with increasing mutual understanding between people of the United States and citizens from other countries as its primary goal. The program is funded by an annual appropriation made to the State Department’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs from Congress.
The recipients of the 2016 Fulbright grants are Joao Ascensao, a senior bioengineering major from McLean, Virginiaa; Michael Donatti, a senior majoring in mechanical engineering from Houston; Beatrice Herrmann, a senior biochemistry and cell biology major from Bogota, Colombia; Clare Monfredo, a third-year Shepard School of Music master’s student majoring in music from Seal Harbor, Main; Erin Rieger, a senior chemistry and sociology major from Ithaca, New York; Spencer Seballos, a senior biochemistry and cell biology major from Shaker Heights, Ohio; and Abraham Younes, a senior majoring in sociology from Alexandria, Louisiana.
The Fulbright Program, named after William Fulbright, was established in 1946.