Eight Fulbrights for Scripps students

Eight Scripps College graduates in the class of 2009 have been offered Fulbright scholarships by the Fulbright Foundation to teach or do research abroad for a year. This is a record number for the College and expected to be among the highest in the nation this year among all U.S. colleges and universities.

Recipients include Samantha Cheng, for a biology project in Indonesia; Fatima Elkabti for a language and literature project in Jordan; Melissa Lewis for an English teaching appointment in South Korea; Amy Mann for an English teaching appointment in Bangladesh; Holly Poole for an English teaching appointment in Macau; and Jessica Vaughn for an English teaching appointment in Sri Lanka. Two Scripps seniors have chosen to remain anonymous.

According to Professor Thierry Boucquey, who advises students on international fellowships and scholarships, 36% of Scripps College applicants were selected as finalists, and 90% of finalists were awardees. In October, the Fulbright Foundation will release the official national rankings, and Boucquey expects Scripps to do well. “With our record five scholars last year, Scripps College ranked 18th (our first time in the top 50) in the nation among all U.S. colleges and universities,” said Boucquey.

 

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