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Four University of Portland seniors are awarded Fulbright Scholarships to study overseas next year

Four University of Portland senior students have been awarded prestigious Fulbright Scholarships to study in Germany and Austria next year, according to Ed Bowen, associate dean and advisor for competitive scholarships at the University.

The students are Maureen McGinty, Veronique Hageman, Nicole Chalupa, and Scott Knackstadt. McGinty, a double major in German studies and political science; Hageman, a double major in German studies and business; and Chalupa, a double major in German studies in history, all will teach English in Germany next year. Knackstadt, a double major in German studies and biology, will attend the Austrian Diplomacy Academy in Vienna.

Thirteen German language students from the University of Portland have won Fulbrights, including three 2004 graduates and three 2005 graduates.

The United States Fulbright program began in 1946 after World War II to “assist in the development of friendly, sympathetic and peaceful relations between the United States and other counties of the world” through the exchange of students, scholars and professionals. The program operates in more than 140 countries worldwide.

For more information contact Bowen at (503) 943-7388 or

The University of Portland is an independently governed Catholic university guided by the Congregation of Holy Cross. U.S. News & World Report ranks the institution as one of the top ten regional universities in the 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.

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