Joseph Friedman '14
Anthropology major, Fulbright scholarship winner, focus on domestic and global research related health metrics
- By Megan Morley Thomas
"Seven University of Vermont students have been awarded Fulbright Scholarships for the 2014-2015 academic year. The prestigious awards are yearlong fellowships which enable seniors, recent graduates, and graduate students to live abroad and represent the United States as a part of the world’s largest intellectual and cultural exchange fellowship."
As Fulbright awardees, students receive a fully funded grant to conduct research, pursue internships or teach English in another country. Fellowships Director Brit Chase and Honors College Associate Dean Lisa Schnell oversee the Fulbright U.S. Student Program competition at UVM.
“This has truly been a tremendous year for UVM students in the Fulbright competition,” said Schnell. “In some ways, this is no big surprise, for the Fulbright is an award that recognizes not only academic excellence, but also creativity and adventurousness, something UVM students and alums are known for. But of course, success like this does not simply follow a reputation; these awards primarily acknowledge the hard work and commitment of the students, of Brit for her superlative recruiting and advising efforts, and of the campus Fulbright Committee, made up of faculty from across the campus.”