Nine CU Boulder students and alumni have been named Fulbright finalists for the 2022–23 academic year by the U.S. Department of State and the Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board. One student declined the scholarship, and another five students were named alternates.
CU Boulder students and alumni Michael Bunch, Nina Campano, Nicholas Dragone, Ben Friedman, Zeena Nisar, Kelly Riordan, Angela Theodosopoulos and Lydia Wagenknecht accepted the prestigious scholarship. The finalists will study, conduct research or teach abroad in the following countries: Bunch, Germany; Campano, Australia; Dragone, New Zealand; Friedman, Germany; Nisar, Belgium; Riordan, Austria; Theodosopoulos, Sweden; Wagenknecht, Chile.
CU's five alternates and their places of study are: Sadie Ghiasy, English teaching assistant, Tajikistan; Mohammad Habib, research, Canada; Anika Ralston, English teaching assistant, Thailand; Johnathan Stauffer, research, Norway; Caroline Wigul, study, United Kingdom.
"I’m delighted to see so many CU students selected as Fulbright finalists this year," said Deborah Viles, director of the Office of Top Scholarships at CU Boulder. "These students and alumni are poised to contribute significantly to the Fulbright mission of citizen diplomacy while carrying out relevant and timely research, creative work and teaching assignments. Congratulations to all!"
The Fulbright is the U.S. government’s flagship international educational exchange program and has given more than 400,000 students, scholars, teachers, artists and professionals of all backgrounds and fields the opportunity to study, teach, conduct research, exchange ideas and contribute to finding solutions to shared international concerns.
The program is funded through an annual appropriation made by the U.S. Congress to the U.S. Department of State. Participating governments and host institutions, corporations and foundations around the world also provide direct and indirect support to the program, which operates in more than 160 countries worldwide.
Award recipients are selected on the basis of academic and professional achievement, and their record of service and leadership potential in their respective fields.
The Fulbright 2023–24 application is now open. Interested students should contact Deborah Viles at email@example.com for information and assistance with the application. The campus deadline to apply is Aug. 29, 2022.