Two Fulbright Scholarships Awarded to Assumption College Students

Two Assumption College students have been awarded prestigious Fulbright U.S. Student Program scholarships.

Stephanie Bouley ’12 of North Smithfield, R.I., who is a a double major in biotechnology and chemistry, will conduct research on the BK Virus under the supervision of Professor Thilo Stehle at the University of Tübingen in Germany.

Kathleen Burns ’12 of Norfolk, Mass., who is a psychology major and German Studies minor, will spend the next academic year researching the determinants of adolescent happiness in Lithuania under the supervision of Robertas Povilaitis, professor of psychology at Vilnius University.

“Recipients of Fulbright grants are selected on the basis of academic merit as well as demonstrated leadership potential in their fields,” said Professor Smriti Rao, Assumption College’s post-graduate scholarship advisor. “We are proud of our students’ commitment to intellectual growth and cultural awareness. They want to make a difference in our world, and the Fulbright scholarship provides them the opportunity to contribute to finding solutions to shared international concerns.”

The Fulbright U.S. Student Program enables more than 1,700 U.S. citizens to study, teach, and conduct research abroad for the 2012-2013 academic year. This flagship international educational exchange program is sponsored by the U.S. government and is designed to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people other countries. The program operates in more than 155 countries.

Kimberly Dunbar, Director of Public Affairs, Assumption College @AssumptionNews