Tuesday 23 July, 2019

Six T&T scholars receive Fulbright scholarships

Six Trinidad and Tobago nationals have been awarded Fulbright Scholarships.

US Ambassador Joseph N. Mondello extended congratulations to the U.S. Embassy’s 2019 Fulbright Scholarship Awardees on their accomplishments and encouraged them to enjoy their study abroad experience, during a pre-departure orientation session held at the U.S. Embassy on Thursday.

The awardees are: Amaara White: Master’s, Art and Design, College for Creative Studies;

David Springer Master’s, Social Work, Andrews University;

Dike Samai: Master’s, Film Composition, TV & Video Games, New York University

Ibrahim Abdullah: Research in Substance Abuse, Education, Treatment and Prevention, Cornell University

Kerri-Ann Chandler: Master’s, Music, New York University

Shivani Ramoutar: PhD, Geography, Purdue University

They begin graduate-level programs in their fields at various Universities in the United States from next month. 

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

Over 500 Trinidad and Tobago nationals have participated in the program since its inception. 

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

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