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UH Manoa graduate students receive U.S. student Fulbright awards

University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
Peter Garrod, (808) 956-7541
Graduate Division
Heidi Manley, (202) 453-8534
Office of Academic Exchange Programs
Posted: Aug 30, 2005

HONOLULU — Kristen Frole and Julie Longworth, graduate students at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa, are among more than 1,000 students from the United States selected to travel abroad for the 2005-2006 academic year through the Fulbright Program.

Frole has been nominated to receive a Fulbright grant to South Africa in botany and Longworth has been nominated to receive a Fulbright grant to Taiwan in East Asian languages and literature, according to the U.S. Department of State and the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board. Recipients of Fulbright awards are selected on the basis of academic or professional achievement, as well as demonstrated leadership potential in their fields.

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. The Fulbright Program, America‘s flagship international educational exchange program, is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State‘s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.

Since its inception, the Fulbright Program has exchanged over a quarter of a million peopleó100,900 Americans who have studied, taught or researched abroad, and 166,600 students, scholars and teachers from other countries who have engaged in similar activities in the United States. The program operates in over 150 countries worldwide.

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