Two CLASS Students Receive Fulbright Awards for 2020-21
April 01, 2020
Two students from the University of Idaho’s College of Letters, Arts and Social Sciences have been awarded Fulbright U.S. Student Program awards for the 2020-21 academic year. Michael Bishop, a Master of Fine Arts candidate in creative writing from Waianae, Hawaii, received a Fulbright Open Study/Research Award to New Zealand. There, Bishop will conduct research for a creative nonfiction project exploring the geography, inhabitants, history and future of New Zealand's Mount Taranaki and then contrast them with those of Hawaii's Mauna Kea. Annarose Qualls, a 2019 alumna from Moscow who earned degrees in international studies, Spanish and Latin American studies, received a Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship (ETA) to Colombia. The ETA program places Fulbrighters in classrooms abroad to provide assistance to local English teachers. ETAs help teach English while serving as cultural ambassadors for the U.S.
The Fulbright program is the flagship international educational exchange program sponsored by the U.S. government and is designed to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries. Recipients of Fulbright grants are selected on the basis of academic or professional achievement, as well as demonstrated leadership potential in their fields. The program operates in more than 160 countries worldwide.
As grantees, Bishop and Qualls join the ranks of distinguished participants in the program who have included 59 Nobel Laureates, 82 Pulitzer Prize winners, 72 MacArthur Fellows, 16 Presidential Medal of Freedom recipients and thousands of leaders across the private, public and non-profit sectors.
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