Award Winners

Hannah Butler (’19) Reports from Fulbright Scotland Summer Institute

SU’s first Fulbright Summer Institute participant has just finished her five-week cultural and academic adventure! Rising sophomore Hannah Butler arrived in Dundee, Scotland, in early July and is now returning to the U.S. after a busy few weeks of lessons, field trips, tours, and discussions. The Fulbright Summer Institutes offer several fully-funded programs around the UK for rising sophomores…

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Application Advice from Fulbright ETA Kait Hobson (’16)

2016 graduate Kaitlyn Hobson will leave for a yearlong Fulbright Teaching Assistantship to Thailand in a couple short months. Kait, a dual magazine and ETS major, worked closely with CFSA as she prepared her application. As Syracuse University seniors, graduate students, and alumni start drafting their essays for the 2016-2017 application cycle, CFSA asked Kait about…

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2016 Boren Scholar Frederick Cieri III (’17)

Rick Cieri had already studied in Strasbourg and Madrid and mastered three foreign languages by his junior year at SU. Looking for a new challenge outside European politics, the dual international relations and modern foreign languages major picked up a pamphlet on the Boren Scholarship and applied. The Boren Scholarship, which funds up to a full year…

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Geoffrey Vaartstra (’17) Named Astronaut Scholar

Hiking in the south of Chile during his semester abroad, mechanical engineering student Geoffrey Vaartstra learned that he was named a 2016 Astronaut Scholar. This prestigious scholarship recognizes outstanding students in engineering, natural, and applied students that show initiative and creativity in their field. Geoffrey conducts research in Professor Shalabh Maroo’s laboratory and is interested…

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