Five CNS Students Named Fulbright Scholars
The new cohort of UMass Amherst Fulbright scholars will be teaching English or conducting research in South Korea, Moldova, Czech Republic, Brazil, Colombia, Taiwan, Spain, Ireland, Vietnam and Singapore.
"We are thrilled to see so many of our UMass Amherst students and alumni to be honored Fulbright scholars" says ONSA Director Madalina Akli. "We are now starting a new application cycle and hope that this news will inspire applicants this year. The Fulbright application process requires a few months of drafting and re-drafting before the national deadline, but as we can see, all this is mission possible. We are looking forward together with the faculty committee to support and nominate again competitive applicants in the Fall."
The 2023-24 CNS recipients of Fulbright Teaching Assistantships, their majors and their host countries are:
- Amrita Adak, individual concentration, biology; Commonwealth Honors College (CHC), South Korea
- Michael Redington, psychology, neuroscience; CHC, Taiwan
- Rafael De Pillis, biochemistry and molecular biology, CHC, Czech Republic
The 2023-24 CNS recipients of Fulbright Research Awards, their majors and their host countries are:
- Julia Burke, biomedical engineering, mathematics; CHC, Ireland
- Renee Owen, biology, German and Scandinavian studies; CHC, Germany
Two alternate finalists were also named:
- Sara MacManus, biochemistry and molecular biology, German and Scandinavian studies; CHC, Germany
- Jordan Legaspi, doctoral candidate in psychology, Singapore
Recipients of Fulbright awards are selected on the basis of academic and professional achievement as well as a record of service and leadership potential in their respective fields. The Fulbright U.S. Student Program is administered at UMass Amherst through ONSA.
For more information, visit https://www.umass.edu/onsa/content/scholarship-awardees-finalists.