The University of California, Irvine has announced five Fulbright U.S. Student Program award recipients for 2023-24: William Dunkel, a Ph.D. candidate in informatics; Elizabeth Hafen, a senior in psychology and political science; Owen Trimble, a senior in mechanical engineering; Emma Rosandich, a senior in urban studies; and Michelle Wei, a senior in education sciences and social policy & public service, with a minor in political science. They will study, conduct research and/or teach abroad for the 2023-24 academic year in their chosen countries. Recent UCI graduates John Robb and Andrea Valentini were given alternate status for Fulbright U.S. Student Program awards.
The Fulbright Program is the U.S. government’s flagship international educational exchange program. Each year, over 2,000 U.S. students, artists and early-career professionals from all backgrounds and in more than 100 different fields receive Fulbright U.S. Student Program awards to study, teach English and conduct research overseas. Fulbright students are selected by the U.S. Department of State and the Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board in an open, merit-based competition that considers leadership potential, academic and/or professional achievement, and records of service.
“UC Irvine is proud of our latest cohort of Fulbright students for their dedication to forging international collaborations to advance research, training and service aimed at addressing some of the world’s most pressing challenges,” said Hal Stern, UCI provost and executive vice chancellor. “These students serve as exceptional representatives of our university.”
The Fulbright U.S. Student Program is administered at UCI through the Graduate & Postdoctoral Scholar Resource Center and the Scholarship Opportunities Program. UCI graduate students interested in learning more about the Fulbright Program should reach out to the GPSRC at firstname.lastname@example.org, while graduating seniors and recent alumni (within 12 months of graduation) should contact the SOP at email@example.com.