Fulbright Grants Awarded to nine at the university

by Ellen Schmidt

Last week, the U.S. Fulbright Scholar Program awarded grants to seven University of Minnesota seniors from and two recent graduates. The grants will pay for all of the recipients living and travel expenses for one academic year at a foreign University.


Seniors Erik Katovich, Tamara Marcus, and Julia Brekke will conduct research in Brazil, India, and Germany, respectively.

Senior Emily Parrent plans to complete her MA in Medieval Studies in England .


Julia Horn Potach, Alicia Nelson, and Rebecca Rethwisch, also seniors, will teach English in Spain, Korea, and Brazil, respectively.


The two alumni recipients, Theresa Chresand and McKenzie Stupica,  will be conducting research in Austria and teaching English in Germany, respectively.

The U.S. Fulbright Scholar Program is named after Senator J. William Fulbright, who had a thirty-year career in the government and made many contributions to international affairs.


It supports both U.S. and foreign participants in all enterprises to increase cultural understanding between the U.S. and other countries.


The U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs funds the program.