Seven seniors who graduated May 20 received grants from the Fulbright U.S. Student Program to spend the coming academic year abroad as English Teaching Assistants.
Four students majoring in German studies received fellowships. Elizabeth Schneider and Mallory Livingston will spend next year in Austria. Susannah Hufstader and Rebecca Chenard will teach in Germany. All are double majors: Schneider in environmental studies-science, Livingston in philosophy, Hufstader in history, and Chenard in Russian language and culture.
Sarah Hirsch, who majored in English with a concentration in creative writing, will spend the year teaching English in Morocco.
Fiona Masland, an East Asian studies and global studies double major, will teach English in Taiwan.
James Lasher, a double major in music and in Russian language and culture, will go to Russia.
Among the recipients, Chenard, Hufstader, Lasher, Masland, and Schneider were elected to Phi Beta Kappa this spring. Chenard, Hufstader, Lasher, and Masland graduated summa cum laude; Schneider graduated magna cum laude; and Livingston graduated cum laude.
Leslie Kingsley, assistant director of the Career Center, coordinates and tracks applications as part of an initiative to create more awareness among Colby students of fellowship and scholarship opportunities, including Fulbrights. In 2012-13 she will work with 13 faculty advisors who help counsel and support students seeking fellowships and scholarships in various disciplines.