(Corvallis, OR, April 26, 2024) Oregon State University’s National and Global Scholarships Advising office  is pleased to announce that four students and recent graduates have been named finalists and one student has been named an alternate for the 2024-2025 Fulbright  U.S. Student Program by the U.S. Department of State and the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board. 

Emma Baughman is a graduating senior in the Honors College majoring in Environmental Sciences with an option in Chemistry in the Environment and a minor in Chemistry. Emma will collaborate on a research project with the Bolin Centre for Climate Research at Stockholm University in Sweden to reconstruct past storm fluctuations of a transect of Western Europe utilizing paleoarchives and geochemical methodology. 
Mohnish Judge is a graduating senior in the Honors College majoring in Economics with a minor in Religious Studies. Mohnish will do a research project in India to analyze the mechanisms through which media functions, connects, and interacts with Tibetan diaspora communities. Using a linguistic and communicative lens, Mohnish will observe the production and consumption of media created by the Central Tibetan Administration's Department of Information and International Relations, based in Dharamshala.
Aubreyanna Olsen is a graduating senior in the Honors College majoring in Spanish and International Studies with a minor in Education. Aubrey will spend an academic year as an English Teaching Assistant in Colombia, engaging young adult English language learners and increasing their confidence through practicing conversation skills. 
Camden Schmidt graduated in 2023 with an Honors degree in Environmental Economics and Policy and minors in Global Development and Peace Studies. Camden will spend the 2024-25 year in Poland as an English Teaching Assistant. Camden, with previous experience on a Rotary Youth Exchange scholarship to Poland, and a passion for language and teaching, will use this experience to develop his skills in preparation for a career in law and social welfare.  
Additionally, one OSU graduate student is currently an alternate for the 2024-25 Fulbright. Brittni Wisner will graduate in spring 2024 with a master’s degree in English. Brittni proposes to embark on an English Teaching Assistantship in Norway. With her background in teaching and her Alaskan roots, Brittni hopes to build mutual understanding about global Indigenous peoples, Indigenous knowledge, and decolonization. Brittni later hopes to enroll in a PhD program in English literature after which she will return to Alaska to teach English in a university setting. 

The Fulbright Program is the flagship international educational exchange program sponsored by the U.S. government and is designed to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries. The primary source of funding for the Fulbright Program is an annual appropriation made by the U.S. Congress to the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. Participating governments, host institutions, corporations, and foundations in foreign countries and in the United States also provide direct and indirect support. Recipients of Fulbright grants are selected on the basis of academic or professional achievement, as well as demonstrated leadership potential in their fields. The Program operates in over 160 countries worldwide.

More than 2,000 Fulbright U.S. Students—recent college graduates, graduate students, and early career professionals from all backgrounds—pursue graduate study, conduct research, or teach English in schools abroad each year. Fulbrighters form ongoing research collaborations and lay the groundwork for future partnerships between institutions.

Since 1946, the Fulbright Program has provided over 400,000 talented and accomplished students, scholars, teachers, artists, and professionals of all backgrounds with the opportunity to study, teach, and conduct research abroad. Fulbrighters exchange ideas, build people-to-people connections, and work to address complex global challenges. Notable Fulbrighters include 62 Nobel Laureates, 89 Pulitzer Prize winners, 80 MacArthur Fellows, 41 heads of state or government, and thousands of leaders across the private, public, and non-profit sectors.

Fulbright is a program of the U.S. Department of State, with funding provided by the U.S. Government. Participating governments and host institutions, corporations, and foundations around the world also provide direct and indirect support to the Program, which has operated in over 160 countries worldwide.  In the United States, the Institute of International Education implements the Fulbright U.S. Student and U.S. Scholar Programs on behalf of the U.S. Department of State.  For more information about the Fulbright Program, visit https://fulbrightprogram.org

The Fulbright U.S. Student Program is administered at Oregon State University through National and Global Scholarships Advising. For more information about applying for Fulbright or other national and international scholarships and fellowships, please contact  LeAnn at [email protected] and visit: http://topscholars.oregonstate.edu