Fourteen University Park students win Fulbright Scholarships

May 30, 2003

University Park, Pa. -- Fourteen Penn State University Park undergraduate and graduate students have won Fulbright Scholarships for study abroad during the 2003-04 academic year.

The awards, valued at approximately $25,000, are named for the late Senator J. William Fulbright. The United States Congress created the program in 1946 as a step toward building international cooperation. The grants aim to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and other countries through the exchange of persons, knowledge and skills.

Approximately 800 Fulbright scholars travel overseas each year. Awardees carry out a specific project, attend graduate school, or teach English as a Foreign Language. More than 50 countries around the world participate in the Fulbright program.

Here are the Penn State student winners with their hometowns, majors and travel destinations:

Matthew Allinson, Owings Mills, Md., psychology/labor & industrial relations, Jamaica
Aimee Betz, Langhorne, Pa., political science, South Korea
Sharif Bey, Pittsburgh, Pa., art education, Slovak Republic
Jodi Bowen, Chesterfield, Va., comparative literature, France
William Clark, Port Matilda, Pa., forest resources, Bulgaria
Christy Delafield, Boalsburg, Pa., French, France
Ryan Draft, Pittsburgh, Pa., biochemistry & molecular biology, Germany
Marc Maxson, State College, Pa., integrative biology, Gambia/Senegal/Ghana
Thomas Nagel, Ottsville, Pa., geography, Slovenia
Savina Rendina, Uniontown, Pa., French, France
William Roberts, State College, Pa., philosophy, Netherlands
Hasana Sharp, State College, Pa., philosophy, France
Katherine Stine, Malvern, Pa., French, France
Amy Wendling, Houston, Texas, philosophy, Netherlands

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