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Biology graduate receives 2019-20 Fulbright U.S. Scholar award

By on May 1, 2020 in Academic News with 0 Comments

Isaiah Berry, biology graduate from Nashville, Tennessee, received a Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program award to serve as an English Teaching Assistant (ETA) in Nepal.

Berry is one of more than 800 U.S. citizens who will teach, conduct research, and/or provide expertise abroad for the 2019-2020 academic year through the Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program. Recipients of Fulbright awards are selected on the basis of academic and professional achievement, as well as record of service and demonstrated leadership in their respective fields.

The Fulbright Program is the U.S. government’s flagship international educational exchange programand is designed to build lasting connections between the people of the United States and the people of other countries. The Fulbright Program is funded through an annual appropriation made by the U.S. Congress to the U.S. Department of State. Participating governments and host institutions, corporations, and foundations around the world also provide direct and indirect support to the Program, which operates in over 160 countries worldwide.

“We are very proud of our Fulbright recipients and thrilled for this institutional honor. I think the Fulbright program is a great fit for students at ACU due to its service orientation and global mission,” said Dr. Jason Morris, dean of the Honors College and director of the Office of Major Scholarships at ACU. “Our hope is to continue to encourage more of our students to consider applying for this prestigious national award.”

ACU has a long tradition of persons being awarded Fulbrights, dating back to the 1950s with fields of study representing education, English, journalism, management, music, physics, political science, recreation and the sciences.

Since its establishment in 1946 under legislation introduced by the late U.S. Senator J. William Fulbright of Arkansas, the Fulbright Program has given more than 390,000 students, scholars, teachers, artists, and professionals of all backgrounds and fields the opportunity to study, teach and conduct research, exchange ideas, and contribute to finding solutions to shared international concerns.

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