Martha Pskowski 09F of Hampshire College has been awarded a Fulbright U.S. Student Program grant to Mexico in environmental studies.
Martha Pskowski 09F of Hampshire College has been awarded a Fulbright U.S. Student Program grant to Mexico in environmental studies, the United States Department of State and the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board announced recently.
Recipients of Fulbright grants are selected on the basis of academic and professional achievement, as well as demonstrated leadership potential.
Pskowski is a 2013 graduate of Hampshire College. Her Division III (senior project) was entitled Mother Earth is Not for Sale, Love and Defend Her: Forest Carbon in Chiapas, Mexico.
Also receiving 2014 Fulbright grants through Hampshire were Hanna Shannon 09F (South Korea) and Krista Magiardi 10F (Thailand).
The Fulbright Program is the flagship international educational exchange program sponsored by the U.S. government and is designed to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries. The primary source of funding for the Fulbright Program is an annual appropriation made by the U.S. Congress to the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. Participating governments and host institutions, corporations and foundations in foreign countries and in the United States also provide direct and indirect support. The Program operates in over 155 countries worldwide.
Pskowski is one of over 1,800 U.S. citizens who will travel abroad for the 2014-2015 academic year through the Fulbright U.S. Student Program.
Since its establishment in 1946 under legislation introduced by the late U.S. Senator J. William Fulbright of Arkansas, the Fulbright Program has given approximately 360,000 students, scholars, teachers, artists, and scientists the opportunity to study, teach and conduct research, exchange ideas and contribute to finding solutions to shared international concerns.
Fulbright alumni have achieved distinction in government, science, the arts, business, philanthropy, education, and many other fields. Fifty-three Fulbright alumni from 12 countries have been awarded the Nobel Prize, and 78 alumni have received Pulitzer Prizes.