Ariana Stowe Receives Fulbright Award
Whiteford, Taylor & Preston is delighted to announce that Ariana Stowe, who has been working in the Bethesda office since last July, has received a Fulbright Award. Ariana will represent the US as a cultural ambassador while she is overseas, helping to enhance mutual understanding between Americans and the people in Brazil.
She joins a distinguished group of 100,000 Fulbright recipients who have received grants since the program began in 1948.
Ariana will be using the grant funds for an English Teaching Assistantship while she is in Brazil. She received her Bachelor of Arts in English from Susquehanna University May 2013 and plans on attending law school to pursue her career as an attorney when she returns to the US at the end of 2015.
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Contact: Elaine Clayton
Ariana Stowe Receives Fulbright Award
Ariana Stowe of Susquehanna University has been awarded a Fulbright U.S. Student Program grant to Brazil for an English Teaching Assistantship, the United States Department of State and the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board announced recently.
Stowe is one of over 1,800 U.S. citizens who will travel abroad for the 2014-2015 academic year through the Fulbright U.S. Student Program. Recipients of Fulbright grants are selected on the basis of academic and professional achievement, as well as demonstrated leadership potential.
The Fulbright Program is the flagship international educational exchange program sponsored by the U.S. government and is designed to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries. The primary source of funding for the Fulbright Program is an annual appropriation made by the U.S. Congress to the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. Participating governments and host institutions, corporations and foundations in foreign countries and in the United States also provide direct and indirect support. Recipients of Fulbright grants are selected on the basis of academic or professional achievement, as well as demonstrated leadership potential in their fields. The Program operates in over 155 countries worldwide.
Since its establishment in 1946 under legislation introduced by the late U.S. Senator J. William Fulbright of Arkansas, the Fulbright Program has given approximately 360,000 students, scholars, teachers, artists, and scientists the opportunity to study, teach and conduct research, exchange ideas and contribute to finding solutions to shared international concerns.
Fulbright alumni have achieved distinction in government, science, the arts, business, philanthropy, education, and many other fields. Fifty-three Fulbright alumni from 12 countries have been awarded the Nobel Prize, and 78 alumni have received Pulitzer Prizes. Prominent Fulbright alumni include: Muhammad Yunus, founder, Grameen Bank, and 2006 Nobel Peace Prize recipient; Juan Manuel Santos, President of Colombia; John Hope Franklin, noted American historian and Presidential Medal of Freedom recipient; Riccardo Giacconi, physicist and 2002 Nobel Laureate; Amar Gopal Bose, chairman and founder, Bose Corporation; Renée Fleming, soprano; Jonathan Franzen, writer; and Daniel Libeskind, architect.
Fulbright recipients are among over 50,000 individuals participating in U.S. Department of State exchange programs each year. The Fulbright U.S. Student Program is administered by the Institute of International Education.
For further information about the Fulbright Program or the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, please visit our website at https://eca.state.gov/fulbright or contact Elaine Clayton, telephone 202-632-6445 or e-mail ECA-Press@state.gov.