Connecticut College News
Eight recent alumni win NSF fellowships, Fulbrights05/24/2011
Clockwise, from top left: Phoebe Bakanas '10, Larson Hogstrom '09, Michael Scharf '11 and Matea Ilic '11.
Four recent alumni -- including two from the Class of 2011 -- have been selected to receive U.S. Fulbright Student Program grants to live, conduct research and teach abroad for an academic year.
In addition, Chris Krupenye '11 has won a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship that will provide him with a $30,000 research stipend each year for up to three years.
He is the College's second consecutive winner of this very competitive award, which this year was also granted to three Connecticut College alumni, Yalidy Matos '09, Justine Miller '07 and Justin Richard '03, for graduate studies at their current institutions.
More about the NSF awards.
Phoebe Bakanas '10 and Larson Hogstrom '09 have both been awarded Fulbright Research Awards. Seniors Matea Ilic and Michael Scharf have been awarded Fulbright English Teaching Assistantships.
Fulbright fellows receive round-trip transportation to the host country, a living stipend, research allowances and medical insurance. Each year, approximately 1,500 U.S. students are awarded Fulbright grants. Connecticut College is consistently recognized as a top producer of Fulbright fellows, with 22 winners in the last five years.
More about the Fulbright awards.