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University of Portland ranks first nationally among master’s institutions with five Fulbright winners
Five students from the University won Fulbright awards for the current year, placing the institution in a tie for first with
The five represent the largest class of Fulbrights in the
The students are Trevor Brandt, Anna Lattin, Lena Teplitsky, Jordie Sehestedt, and Emily Christiansen. Brandt, a double major in psychology and German studies; Lattin, a double major in theology and German studies; Teplitsky, a double major in English and German studies; and Sehestedt, a double major in history and German studies, will all be English language teaching assistants. Christiansen, a double major in political science and German studies, will conduct research on Turkish immigration in
Eighteen German language students from the
Under the Fulbright Program, almost 1,500 American students in more than 100 different fields of study have been offered grants to study, teach English, and conduct research in over 125 countries throughout the world beginning this fall.
Of the 1,500 Fulbright winners, 19 percent are at the doctorate degree level, 17 percent at the master’s level, and 65 percent at the bachelor’s level. Students receiving awards for this academic year applied through 570 colleges or universities. Lists of Fulbright recipients are available at: www.fulbrightonline.org/us.
The Fulbright U.S. Student Program equips future American leaders with the skills they need to thrive in an increasingly global environment by providing funding for one academic year of study, research or assistant teaching abroad.
Fellows undertake self-designed programs in disciplines ranging from the social sciences, business, communication and performing arts to physical sciences, engineering and education.
Since its inception in 1946, the Fulbright Program has provided approximately 290,000 participants worldwide with the opportunity to observe each other’s political, economic and cultural institutions, exchange ideas and embark on joint ventures of importance to the general welfare of the world’s inhabitants. In the past 61 years, almost 42,000 students from the
The Fulbright Program is sponsored by the United States Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. Financial support is provided by an annual appropriation from Congress to the Department of State, with significant contributions from participating governments and host institutions in the
The Fulbright Program also awards grants to American teachers and faculty to do research, lecture and teach overseas. This year’s list included four
The University of Portland is Oregon's Catholic university and has been closely affiliated for more than a century with the Congregation of Holy Cross in South Bend, Indiana. U.S. News & World Report ranks the institution as one of the top ten regional universities in the American West. It is the only school in Oregon to offer a College of Arts & Sciences, a graduate school, and nationally accredited programs in the schools of business, education, engineering, and nursing.U.P. News Bureau 5000 N Willamette Blvd Portland, OR 97203 503-943-7202