Ten CU Boulder graduate students or alumni received Fulbright grant offers to pursue teaching, research and graduate studies abroad during the 2017-18 academic year.
Additionally, one CU Boulder graduate was named an alternate. Candidates with alternate status are offered awards if additional funding becomes available through the Fulbright program – one of the largest and most prestigious U.S. government international exchange programs.
The 2017-18 CU Boulder Fulbright recipients and their destination countries are: Jillian Bjerke, France; Danielle Garrison, France; Sierra Gladfelter, India; Lisa Powers, Mexico; Maggie Rosenau, Germany; Michael Rush, Chile; Haley Stein, Spain; Dillon Webster, Spain; and Eben Yonnetti, India. A tenth recipient, Aubrey Rhodes, declined her Fulbright offer, which would have placed her in Argentina. If offered an award, the alternate candidate, GraceAnne Casto, will carry out her grant in the Netherlands.
The awardees’ areas of focus include everything from aerial dance to local adaptive strategies versus external interventions in the face of climate-induced disasters among mountain communities; avant-garde art and poetry and the articulation of silence; and a potential fungal-gene solution to soil and water contamination from coal and oil processing.
About 209 CU Boulder students have received Fulbright grant notifications since 1978, including this year’s recipients, according to CU Boulder’s Top Scholarships office.