Western Washington UniversityCommunications and Marketing
DATE: May 5, 2009 1:27:34 PM PDT
WWU Student Wins Fulbright Scholarship to Teach in India

Contacts: Christine Compston, WWU Fellowships Office, (360) 650-4241 or Christine.Compston@wwu.edu.

BELLINGHAM - Western Washington University student Alice Bremner has received a Fulbright Scholarship to teach English in Dehli, India starting in July.

The scholarship will cover the entire cost of her trip, including room and board and transportation.  The teaching assistantship is only a half-time job, so Bremner will also volunteer at a local community healthcare clinic.

Bremner, a native of Mercer Island, will graduate from WWU's Fairhaven College of Interdisciplinary Studies in June with a major in Medicine and Social Justice.  After her trip, Bremner plans on attending medical school to study global health and infectious diseases.

"I am excited for the opportunity to teach and learn in India, and I know my experiences there will aid me as I look toward a future career in medicine and global health," Bremner said.

The Fulbright Program is a prestigious international exchange program sponsored by the U.S. government.  Fulbrights have enabled nearly 300,000 participants to travel abroad to study, teach, conduct research and exchange ideas to foster understanding between Americans and people of other countries.

WWU's Fellowships Office advises students who are interested in applying for nationally competitive scholarships.  It provides information about available scholarships, helps students identify opportunities that match their backgrounds and career goals, and assists students in the preparation of their applications.  The office also has information about internships and research opportunities for high achieving students.

For more information, contact Christine Compston, WWU Fellowships Office, at (360) 650-4241 or Christine.Compston@wwu.edu, or go to http://www.wwu.edu/fellowships/about.shtml.

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