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Three members of the Hastings High School Class of 2014 named Fulbright Scholars

Three members of the Hastings High School Class of 2014 named Fulbright Scholars

Congratulations to Elena LeFevre, Nina Holl, and Ben Torda!

 

The Fulbright Program is the flagship international educational exchange program sponsored by the U.S. government. It is designed to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries. The Fulbright Program provides participants-chosen for their academic merit and leadership potential - with the opportunity to study, teach and conduct research, exchange ideas and contribute to finding solutions to shared international concerns. Grants are available for U.S. citizens to go abroad and for non-U.S. citizens with no U.S. permanent residence to come to the U.S. The Fulbright Program is an important element of the United States' bilateral relationships with countries around the world. U.S. and foreign governments jointly set priorities for the exchanges.

It was established by the U.S. Congress in 1946 under legislation introduced by then-Senator J. William Fulbright of Arkansas. The Fulbright Program awards approximately 8,000 grants annually. Roughly 1,900 U.S. students, 4,000 foreign students, 1,200 U.S. scholars, and 900 visiting scholars receive awards, in addition to several hundred teachers and professionals.

Below are links to their college announcements. Elena LeFevre, Bard:

https://www.bardathletics.com/news/2018/4/18/womens-basketball-for-lefevre-fulbright-scholarship-a-bridge-between-work-and-ancestry.aspx 

Nina Holl, Northwestern

https://www.german.northwestern.edu/news-events/news/ 

Ben Torda, Bowdoin: https://www.bowdoin.edu/student-fellowships/national/recipients/17-18.shtml