Announcing the 2017 Fulbright UK Summer Institute participants

The US-UK Fulbright Commission is delighted to announce its UK Summer Institute participants for 2017.

59 freshman and sophomore undergraduates will be travelling to the UK this summer for an unforgettable 3-6 week academic, cultural and social programme at some of the country’s top educational institutions.

Coming from over 45 US universities, the chosen students not only impressed the selection panel with their academic achievements, but also demonstrated a dedication to their local communities, and a desire to act as ambassadors for the US whilst in the UK and for the UK, the Fulbright Programme and their hosts once they return home.

The selected participants are:

Fulbright AIFS Summer Institute with Globe Education

  • Valerie Muensterman, Duke University
  • Madeline Marita, Western Kentucky University
  • Gypsy Prince, University of Oregon

Fulbright University of Bristol Summer Institute

  • Bridgette Agbozo, Elon University
  • Elizabeth Boyle, Mount St. Mary's University
  • Maya King, Howard University
  • Yvonne Nguyen, Villanova University
  • Amber Pirson, University of South Florida
  • Anumta Raheel, Brooklyn College
  • Benjamin Sosin, Duke University
  • John Stavropoulos, Northwestern University
  • Natalie Stevens, Villanova University
  • Henry Wu, The Ohio State University

Fulbright Durham University Summer Institute

  • Savoy Curry, Binghamton University
  • Nathan Dowell, Kansas State University
  • Sarah Gilmer, University of Missouri-Columbia
  • Katherine Lovell, College of the Holy Cross
  • Luke Pederson, Baylor University
  • Danielle Schaf, Syracuse University

Fulbright Scotland Summer Institute on Identity, Society and the new Enlightenment

  • Catherine Hutchison, College of Charleston
  • Lindsey Smith, University of North Georgia
  • Jakob Wastek, Arizona State University 
  • Amber Winters, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign

Fulbright University of Exeter Summer Institute

  • Jeremy Caylor, Butler University
  • Hayden Grace, Western Kentucky University
  • Deborah Kornblut, College of William & Mary
  • Tatiana Schrader, Marshall University

Fulbright Scotland Summer Institute on Technology, Innovation and Creativity

  • Conner Bender, University of Tulsa
  • Jonathan Bessette, SUNY Buffalo
  • Jacob Easley, Mississippi State University
  • Emily Gilmore, Villanova University
  • Kathryn Hayes, University of Southern California
  • William Huffman, University of Notre Dame
  • Lowry Luke, University of North Carolina at Charlotte
  • Jane Marryat, University of South Carolina (Columbia)
  • Carly McCarthy, Butler University
  • Amy Ribinsky, Rowan University

Fulbright Queen’s University Belfast Summer Institute

  • Julia Bartusek, Butler University
  • Sophia Chirayil, Vanderbilt University
  • Reanna Elswick, Union College
  • James Fennessey, Denison University
  • Sydney Johnson, Mount St. Mary's University
  • Alyssa Santa Cruz, Arizona State University

Fulbright SOAS Summer Institute

  • Alexander Peterson, University of Washington - Seattle
  • Jasmine Shabazz, College of Charleston
  • Lauren Rainey, Ball State University
  • Areli Hernandez, Santa Clara University

Fulbright University of Sussex Summer Institute

  • Rachel Barton, Rowan University
  • Kara Eckert, Susquehanna University
  • Amanda Hodes, American University
  • Corey Kreidler, Franklin and Marshall College
  • Serena Oduro, Seattle University
  • Matthew Pinder, College of the Holy Cross
  • Allyson Wood, Allegheny College

Fulbright University of Westminster Summer Institute

  • Andrea Diaz, University of Southern California
  • Catherine Fan, University of California, Berkeley
  • Evan Hatfield, Ball State University
  • Timothy Montequin, University of Texas at Dallas
  • Valerie Palacios, California State University Long Beach

Fulbright Summer Institutes cover all participant costs. In addition, Fulbright summer participants receive a distinctive support and cultural education programme including: a comprehensive pre-departure orientation, enrichment opportunities in country, a re-entry session and the opportunity to join our alumni networks.