As news of the 2013 Fulbright winners begin to be announced, we are already very happy to congratulate Anne Fertig 13’ on her very prestigious acceptance of The Fulbright Research Scholarship to The United Kingdom. She will be focusing her studies on Scottish history, literature, and language. The Fulbright Research Scholarship is an especially competitive award, competing among various applicants from many different backgrounds and education levels. We are very proud of her achievement. You can read more about her story here.
This year Rollins College, as well as our office is proud to be named a top producer of Fulbright Scholarship Scholars. We have seen continued success by the application pool of students applying for this scholarship and our excited to learn of who will be receiving the Fulbright Scholarship. Since, 1951 Rollins College has produced 42 scholars. You can read about the designation here, and we are excited to see who will be receiving the grant later in the spring.
Once again Rollins College, and our office is very proud of all of our students that applied for the 2013 cycle of the Fulbright scholarship. This year we are very proud to be named as a top producer of Fulbright Scholars among masters institutions across the country. You can read more about the accomplishments of our students and details of our designaton here.
The Office of External and Competative Scholarships is pleased to announce that Meghan Thomas (Class of 2011) was awarded a Fulbright U.S. Student Program scholarship to teach English as a foreign language in South Korea. Thomas is one of over 1,500 U.S. citizens who will travel abroad for the 2011-12 academic year through the Fulbright U.S. Student Program! Read more about her latest accoumplishments here and you can also read her blog about her travels abroad.
The Office of External and Competitive Scholarships is pleased to announce that last fall (2010) Kari Smith (Class of 2012) received a 2011 David L. Boren Scholarship for international study. She is one of 130 students from across the country to receive this scholarship. In spring 2011, Emma Broming (Class of 2012), a Rollins College junior double majoring in physics and music in the honors degree program, has been named as a 2011 Barry M. Goldwater Scholar. Ashley Toth (Class of 2011), a Rollins College senior majoring in mathematics with a minor in computer science, has been named a 2011 Barry M. Goldwater Scholar Honorable Mention award winner. The Goldwater Scholars were selected on the basis of academic merit from a field of 1,095 mathematics, science, and engineering students who were nominated by the faculties of colleges and universities nationwide.
In April 2010, Rollins junior Justin Wright was awarded a Goldwater Scholarship, and Andrea Williamson (’07BA, '10MBA) was awarded a Fulbright Award. Williamson is the 10th Rollins student to receive a Fulbright scholarship in recent years and will serve as a teaching assistant in Malaysia as part of her Fulbright award.
In October 2009, Rollins was named the number one Fulbright producer among master's institutions in the country.
During the 2008-09 academic year, a record number of 20 students completed 23 applications for prestigious competitive awards and scholarships. From this pool, five students and one alumnus were awarded an American Graduate Fellowship, a Boren Scholarship, and four Fulbright Awards. Last year, Rollins also had three National Science Foundation honorable mentions, and one Hertz Fellowship semi-finalist.