So you know that I’m always scouting for opportunities for myself (as a working writer) and to share here on the blog (as a literary arts advocate). So when the release below came in, I readily agreed to share it, but wanted to learn more about how I and other Antiguan and Barbudan Creatives may capitalize on such opportunities. I was hoping for specifics re the 2016 cycle, but was told to check the link at the bottom of the release…so, check the link at the bottom of the release. Meantime, congratulations to this year’s beneficiaries; read about them below …then after that, remember to check the link at the bottom of the release:
August 17, 2015
For Immediate Release
Fulbright Program Participants Head to the United States for Studies
The U.S. Embassy to Barbados, the Eastern Caribbean, and the Organization of the Eastern Caribbean States is pleased to announce the Fulbright Foreign Students, and the Fulbright Scholar in Residence for this academic year. This month, Vincentian Kimberley Cambridge, and Barbadian Charlene James will be traveling as Fulbright Foreign Students, and Barbadian Samuel Soyer will be traveling as the Fulbright Scholar in Residence. They will have their graduate-level studies funded by the U.S. Government.
Kimberley Cambridge, who recently completed her undergraduate degree in Psychology at the University of the West Indies, will attend Southern Illinois University of Carbondale to earn a master’s degree in Rehabilitative Counseling. Charlene James, who was an Associate in Client Relations at Caribbean Risk Managers Limited in Barbados, will attend University of Wisconsin-Madison to pursue an MBA in Risk Management and Insurance.
Samuel Soyer, who is an instructor at the University of the West Indies, Cave Hill campus in the Faculty of Humanities and Education has been chosen by Alabama State University to teach Caribbean literature and culture for the academic year 2015-2016.
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. The Fulbright Foreign Student program enables graduate students, young professionals, and artists from abroad to research and study in the United States for one year or longer at U.S. universities or other appropriate institutions.
The Fulbright Scholar-in-Residence program allows accredited U.S. colleges and universities to submit proposals to host foreign lectures on their campuses. It is virtually the only Fulbright program that enables visiting scholars to lecture in the United States, thereby providing scholars with significant professional benefits by teaching in the United States, gaining an understanding of Americans and of American institutions, society and culture, and using new-found teaching and community experiences after returning to their home country.
For additional information on this prestigious program, please visit U.S. Embassy Bridgetown’s website at http://barbados.usembassy.gov/scholarships_2012.html