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Fulbright foreign students head off to US

Fulbright foreign students head off to US

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The US Embassy to Barbados, the Eastern Caribbean, and the Organization of the Eastern Caribbean States has announced the final two members of the 2014 slate of Fulbright and Humphrey Fellows for this academic year. St Lucian Halim Ernest and Grenadian Keane Mark will be travelling as Fulbright Foreign Students.{{more}} They are the last of six grantees this year that will have their graduate-level studies funded by the US government.

Halim Ernest, a senior purchasing and packaging coordinator at St Lucia Distillers Ltd, has been awarded a Fulbright Foreign Student Scholarship. This month, she will go to the Rochester Institute of Technology in New York to pursue a master’s degree in Tourism and Hospitality Management.

Keane Mark, who is an engineer employed by Kajola-Kristada, a manufacturing company in St Kitts and Nevis, has also been awarded a Fulbright Foreign Student Scholarship. This month, he will also attend the Rochester Institute of Technology in New York to pursue a master’s degree in Engineering.

The Fulbright program is the flagship international educational exchange program sponsored by the US government and is designed to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries. The Fulbright Foreign Student program enables graduate students, young professionals, and artists from abroad to research and study in the United States for one year or longer at US universities or other appropriate institutions.

For additional information on this prestigious program, please visit US Embassy Bridgetown’s website at http://barbados.usembassy.gov/scholarships_2012.html.

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