The Fulbright Program is sponsored by the United States Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. The U.S. Student Program awards approximately 1,100 grants annually and currently operates in over 140 countries worldwide. Financial support is provided by an annual appropriation from Congress to the Department of State, with significant contributions from participating governments and host institutions in the United States and abroad.
About the program:
The Fulbright U.S. Student Program equips future American leaders with the skills they need to thrive in increasingly global environment by providing funding for one academic year of study. Fellows undertake self designed programs in disciplines ranging from social sciences, business, communication and performing arts to physical sciences, engineering and education.
About the Scholarship Holder:
Mackenzie Coulter-Kern, daughter of Rusty and Marcie Coulter-Kern is a 2010 graduate of Manchester High School in Manchester, Indiana. She earned a 2014 Juniata College bachelor’s degree in international studies and Hispanic Cultures. She has been named a Fulbright Fellow to teach English in Mexico for the upcoming 2015-2016 academic year.
“The Juniata experience isn’t so much that it is a place where one is ‘given’ opportunities, but more of a place where one is given the support and resources to find their own opportunities and succeed,” Coulter-Kern says. Flexible curriculum of Juniata College lets you study abroad, get an internship, and graduate in 4 years.
Those who want to know more about Juniata College can contact to John Wall at wallj-at-juniata.edu or (814) 641-3132.