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Recent Seaver College Graduate Receives U.S. Student Fulbright Award
Recent Seaver College graduate, Michael Engle (B '06, SC), has been awarded a Fulbright U.S. Student scholarship to study psychology in Nepal by the United States Department of State and the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board. Engle will explore methodologies used in Tibetan monasteries to develop attentive skills in young children. He plans to publish his research and pursue a doctorate in psychology, as well as continue to volunteer his time to work with children.
Established in 1946 under legislation introduced by the late Senator J. William Fulbright of Arkansas, the program’s purpose is to build mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the rest of the world.
Engle is one of over 1,200 U.S. citizens who will travel abroad for the 2006 to 2007 academic year through the Fulbright Student Program. The Fulbright Program, America’s flagship international educational exchange program, is sponsored by the United States Department of State Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. The Program operates in over 150 countries worldwide.
Recipients of Fulbright awards are selected on the basis of academic or professional achievement, as well as demonstrated leadership potential in their fields. Fulbright recipients are among over 30,000 individuals participating in U.S. Department of State exchange programs each year.
For more than forty years, the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs has supported programs that seek to promote mutual understanding and respect between the people of the United States and the people of other countries. The U.S. Student Fulbright Program is administered by the Institute of International Education.