Prestigious Awardees Span the Globe New School Students and Alumni Receive Fulbright Scholarships

Six members of The New School community received Fulbright scholarships for the 2010-2011 academic year. Maria Brewster (MATESOL student), Jacqwi N. Campbell (Media Studies student), Elizabeth S. Macdonald (Bachelor’s Program ’09,) Angela Wong (MFA Creative Writing ’07), and Elizabeth Bull (MFA Creative Writing ’09) and Seth Rozanoff (Mannes ’05) have been awarded Fulbright U.S. Student Scholarships. Campbell will study journalism in Bahrain, MacDonald will pursue anthropology in Brazil, Wong will focus on comparative literature in Taiwan, and Brewster and Bull will pursue English Teaching Assistantships in Turkey and Croatia, respectively. Rozanoff will study, perform, and perfect a series of pieces that integrate real-time computer synthesis and improvisation in a chamber music setting.

These New School winners are among the 1,500 U.S. citizens traveling abroad for the 2010’2011 academic year through the Fulbright U.S. Student Program. This flagship international educational exchange program is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State and the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. Since its establishment in 1946 under legislation introduced by the late Senator J. William Fulbright of Arkansas, the Fulbright Program has funded approximately 286,500 Americans to study, teach, or do research abroad and 178,340 students, scholars, and teachers from other countries to engage in similar activities in the U.S. The program operates in over 155 countries.