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ΘνΓΓΙη Students Receive Fulbright Recognition

04/25/2024

ΘνΓΓΙη has one finalist for a Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship and one alternate for a Research/Study Award.  

Grace Almgren, left, received an English Teaching Assistant and will be teaching in Spain. Anuj Gandhi, who applied for a Fulbright-Nehru Student Research Grant, was named a research/study alternate. Photos submitted.

Grace Almgren, left, received an English Teaching Assistant and will be teaching in Spain. Anuj Gandhi, who applied for a Fulbright-Nehru Student Research Grant, was named a research/study alternate. Photos submitted.

Grace Almgren received an and will be teaching in Spain. The is Anuj Gandhi, who applied for a Fulbright-Nehru Student Research Grant. An alternate is a candidate who can be promoted to Finalist status if additional funding becomes available.

The 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. In partnership with more than 160 countries worldwide, the Fulbright U.S. Student Program offers opportunities to graduating college seniors, graduate students, and young professionals. Program participants pursue graduate study, conduct research, or teach English abroad. 

Almgren is a biomedical engineering major with minors in mathematics and Spanish. She will be working as an English Teaching Assistant, assisting teaching staff at the early childhood, elementary, middle school, high school, vocational and/or university level for up to 16 hours per week, with an additional two hours for planning and coordination meetings. 

Responsibilities include assistant-teaching, in English, subjects such as social studies, science and technology, art, physical education, and English language. Other activities include directing conversation groups, in some cases with school staff, and leading special programs such as Global Classrooms (Model UN) and Speak Truth to Power (STTP). ETAs are also expected to engage with their host community actively.

Gandhi applied for a Fulbright-Nehru Student Research Grant. The Fulbright-Nehru Student Research grant provides its recipients the opportunity to conduct individually designed research projects in India. Gandhi is a psychology major and proposed an independent study investigating the effects of globalization-based acculturation on mental health and treatment attitudes in Indian youth.

Both students were supported by the Competitive Scholarships and Fellowships Office at ΘνΓΓΙη. The office supports all ΘνΓΓΙη students who are interested in applying for competitive national grants, including graduate students and recent alumni. A select list of options is available on the office’s website. Any student interested in learning more can fill out a and will be contacted by our office.