Thursday 24 September, 2020

Six T&T citizens awarded Fulbright Scholarships

Fulbright Scholarship awardees.

Fulbright Scholarship awardees.

Six Trinidad and Tobago’s nationals have been selected for 2020 Fulbright Scholarships through the US Department of State’s Educational and Cultural Affairs Bureau.

Acting deputy chief of mission Joseph FitzGerald met with the recipients at a pre-departure orientation session at the Embassy on Friday. The awardees will start their respective graduate level programmes in the United States later this month. 

Addressing the scholars after they shared their expectations and future plans, FitzGerald stated: “Congratulations on your accomplishment and I know you will enjoy the experience even in these challenging times. I have no doubt when you return to Trinidad and Tobago you will implement great programs based on the knowledge gained.”

Since its inception in 1946, the Fulbright Programme has provided more than 390,000 students worldwide with the opportunity to exchange ideas and contribute to finding solutions to shared international concerns. 

Led by the United States government in partnership with 49 binational commissions and 160 countries worldwide, the Fulbright Programme offers international educational and cultural exchange programmes for passionate and accomplished students, scholars, artists, teachers and professionals of all backgrounds to study, teach, or pursue important research and professional projects.

The 2020 T&T Fulbright Scholarship Recipients are:

Janelle Applewhite, Master in Education, Special Education - James Madison University 

Shari Petti, Master of Fine Arts, Film Production - Florida State University

Laurielyse Girod-Williams, PhD in Electrical Engineering - University of California, Irvine

Lyndrison Lincoln, PhD Economics - Southern Illinois University

Randyll Pandohie, PhD Big Data Analytics - University of Central Florida

Suzette Martin, Hubert H Humphrey Fellowship Programme

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