The Best and the Fulbrightest
Over the last 10 years, 37 Pace students have been awarded prestigious Fulbright grants to study, teach, and make a difference around the world. From helping victims of sex trafficking in Bangladesh, to developing peace parks in Uganda, to researching sustainable fishing policies in Norway, Pace scholars are making their mark around the world. Pace’s 2012-2013 Fulbright recipients are:
Columbia, English Teaching Assistantship
Recent graduate Hannah Tall ’12 was awarded a 2012-2013 Fulbright U.S. Student English Teaching Assistantship to Columbia, where she also plans to start an athletics club. A Dean’s List student, Hannah earned her bachelor’s degree in psychology with a minor in sociology from Pace’s Dyson College of Arts and Sciences. At Commencement 2012, she was awarded the2012 Community Service Award for her contributions to the University and neighboring community. In addition to interning at Stoked Mentoring, conducting literacy programs at the Children’s Aid Society, and running workshops for high school students on the college application process, Hannah motivated others to give back in her role as Student Outreach Coordinator for the Center for Community Action and Research, where she was responsible for organizing Pace Makes a Difference Day: Spring Edition, which paired 80 Pace students with volunteer opportunities throughout Westchester County.
Hannah is also a recipient of the 2011 Jefferson Award for Public Service. In 2010, she studied abroad in Lima, Peru on a Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship. Her time in Peru was spent studying psychology and Spanish. Hannah strives to use the language and teaching skills and cultural/personal lessons obtained from studying in Peru to educate her campus and local community. You can hear more about Hannah’s experience in Peru and how the Gilman scholarship changed her life by watching her video testimonial.
Turkey, English Teaching Assistantship
Miki Tamura ’12 was awarded a 2012-2013 Fulbright U.S. Student English Teaching Assistantship to Turkey, where she hopes to gain new skills and a new understanding of Turkish culture and history. A Pforzheimer Honors College and Dyson College of Arts and Sciences graduate, Miki earned her degree in communication studies and East Asian studies. She was a 2010 recipient of the Jefferson Award for Public Service, a “Nobel Prize for community and public service.” Committed to volunteer work, Miki has served as an intern for the National MS Society, ELL team and volunteer leader for AmeriCorps CVM, community outreach intern at StoryCorps, and created lesson plans and career initiatives for an all-girls’ school in Ghana as part of the Ghana Literacy Project.
Jacqueline Lorraine Williams
Finland, Study/Research Grant
Jacqueline Williams was awarded a 2012-2013 Fulbright U.S. Student Research Grant to pursue a master’s degree in education and globalization at the University of Oulu in Oulu, Finland. Jacqueline earned her MST in adolescent education from Pace’s School of Education in 2010, while working full-time as a New York City Teaching Fellow in Chemistry at Murry Bergtraum High School. She holds an MFA in photography and a BS in chemistry. Jacqueline currently serves as an Assistant Language Teacher at Nanao High School in Japan.
Sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, the U.S. Student Fulbright Scholarship Program offers fully funded opportunities worldwide to:
- conduct individual research or artistic projects
- study at a foreign university
- teach English at multiple levels
This amazing opportunity is guaranteed to create memories and opportunities that will be with your student for a lifetime.
Pace’s Prestigious Fellowships office provides support to students and alumni applying for Fulbrights and other nationally competitive scholarships and fellowships. Advisers are available to provide guidance on the application process, assistance with essays, interview preparation, referrals, and support. For more information on Fulbrights, click here. Interested individuals are encouraged to e-mail Dustin Gee, coordinator, at email@example.com to discuss these opportunities.