Five NJCU Students and Alumni are Semi-Finalists for the Prestigious Fulbright U.S. Student Awards, 2017-2018

Five NJCU Students and Alumni are Semi-Finalists for the Prestigious Fulbright U.S. Student Awards, 2017-2018

Five NJCU students and alumni are part of an elite group of students selected as semi-finalists for the highly competitive Fulbright U.S. Student Awards for 2017-2018. The National Screening Committee selected these students from over 10, 000 applicants from various institutions, such as ivy-league, private, and state universities as well as liberal arts colleges and research institutions of higher learning.

All five students were selected in the English Teaching Assistantship (ETA) Fulbright grant: (from left to right): Fabiana Rebollo, English and Special Education, to Uruguay; Nicole Colon, Graduated in May 2016, English, to Malaysia; Professor Irma Maini, Fulbright Program Advisor; Ana Acosta, English, to Peru; Iqra Choudry, English and Secondary Education, to Indonesia; Rubi Cedeno, Women and Gender Studies, to South Africa

Established by the United States Congress in 1946, the Fulbright Program is the largest international exchange program in the country, offering opportunities for students, teachers, scholars, and professionals to study, teach, lecture, and conduct research in more than 155 countries worldwide. Sponsored by the United States Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, the Fulbright program selects participants on the basis of academic merit and leadership potential. Irma Maini, an NJCU professor of English, is the Fulbright Program advisor at the University.

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