From left: Charge d’affaires at the US Embassy, Joaquin Monserrate, Matthew St. Bernard of Barbados, Nutrice Francis of Dominica, and Gary McElhiney Acting Public Affairs Officer at the US Embassy. (GP)
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The United States Embassy to Barbados, the Eastern Caribbean, and the Organisation of the Eastern Caribbean States is pleased to announce the Fulbright Foreign Student scholarship recipients for the academic year 2019 to 2020.
In August, Barbadian Matthew St. Bernard, and Dominican, Nutrice Francis travelled as Fulbright Foreign Students to the United States, where they will have their graduate-level studies funded by the US Government.
St. Bernard, who is a teacher at the St Michael School in Barbados, will undertake a Master’s degree in Public Service and Administration: Public Policy Analysis at Texas A&M University – College Station Graduate School for two academic years. Francis, a graduate teacher in the Special Education Unit of the Ministry of Education in Dominica will undertake an M.S. Ed in Special Education at Northern Illinois University.
The Fulbright programme is the flagship international educational exchange programme sponsored by the US government, and is designed to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries.
The Fulbright Foreign Student programme enables graduate students, young professionals, and artists from abroad to research and study in the United States for one year or longer at US universities or other appropriate institutions. (PR)