(Corvallis, OR, June 28, 2018) Prestigious Scholarships at Oregon State University is pleased to announce that Maria Grazia “Grace” D’Angelo has been selected for the Fulbright U.S. Student Program study/research award to Germany for the 2018-2019 academic year by the U.S. Department of State and the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board.

Grace is a 2017 graduate of Oregon State University with an honors bachelor of science in Microbiology and minors in Chemistry and Music. During her Fulbright year, she will will work toward a Master's of Science (MSc) in Marine Microbiology in a joint program of the Max Planck Institute for Marine Microbiology (MPI-MM), the University of Bremen (UniB), the Alfred Wegener Institute - Helmholtz Center for Polar and Marine Research (AWI), and the Jacobs University Bremen (JUB). This program encourages an interdisciplinary approach to the understanding of marine prokaryotic and eukaryotic microbiology, offering training in physiology, ecology, evolution, molecular biology, bioinformatics, and other related subjects. Also an accomplished musician, Grace will seek opportunities in Germany to continue her growth as a flautist by studying and performing with German peers.   

Grace is one of over 1,900 U.S. citizens who will study, conduct research, and teach abroad for the 2018-2019 academic year through the Fulbright U.S. Student Program. Recipients of Fulbright awards are selected on the basis of academic and professional achievement as well as record of service and leadership potential in their respective fields. In addition to Grace’s Fulbright honor, six other Oregon State students have been selected for Fulbright awards this year to the United Kingdom, Germany, Kazakhstan,  India, Chile and Panama, and three more students are currently alternates for Canada, Spain and the United Kingdom.

Since its inception in 1946, the Fulbright Program has provided more than 380,000 participants with the opportunity to exchange ideas and contribute to finding solutions to shared international concerns. Over 1,900 U.S. students, artists, and early career professionals in more than 100 different fields of study are offered Fulbright Program grants to study, teach English, and conduct research annually in over 140 countries throughout the world. The primary source of funding for the Fulbright Program is an annual appropriation by the United States Congress to the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. Participating governments and host institutions, corporations, and foundations in foreign countries and in the United States also provide direct and indirect support. In the United States, the Institute of International Education supports the implementation of the Fulbright U.S. Student Program on behalf of the U.S. Department of State, including conducting an annual competition for the scholarships.

For more information about the Fulbright Program, visit http://eca.state.gov/fulbright. The Fulbright U.S. Student Program is administered at Oregon State University through LeAnn Adam, OSU Prestigious Scholarships Coordinator. For more information about applying for Fulbright or other national and international scholarships and fellowships, please contact LeAnn at leann.adam@oregonstate.edu  and visit: http://topscholars.oregonstate.edu