Fulbright U.S. Student Program Recipients

Below is a listing of University of Iowa students and alumni who have been awarded the Fulbright U.S. Student Program grant in the past five years.

The Fulbright Program is the flagship international educational exchange program sponsored by the U.S. government. It is designed to increase understanding between people of the United States and other countries by providing participants opportunities to study, teach, conduct research, and contribute to finding solutions to shared international concerns. Recipients of Fulbright grants are selected on the basis of academic or professional achievement, as well as demonstrated leadership potential in their fields.

All UI students, including undergraduate, graduate, professional students and university alumni apply through Fulbright Program Advisor Karen Wachsmuth in International Programs, karen-wachsmuth@uiowa.edu, 319-335-1436. Learn more about applying for the Fulbright.

Awarded in 2013

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 Name

 Hometown

 Discipline

 Destination

Rebecca McCray Iowa City, Iowa B.A., English Slovenia
Margaret Ross New York City, N.Y. M.F.A., Poetry China
Briana Smith Fridley, Minn. Ph.D., History Germany

 


Lynne Ann Larsen

Awarded in 2012

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 Name

 Hometown

 Discipline

 Destination

Lynne Ann Larsen Marietta, Pa. Ph.D., Art and Art History Benin
Andrea Rosenberg Durham, N.C. M.F.A., Comparative literature and translation Argentina
Sean Tolentino Redondo Beach, Calif. Ph.D., Computer Science South Africa

 


Luke Juran

Awarded in 2011

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 Name

 Hometown

 Discipline

 Destination

Sangeeta Tandon Bettendorf, Iowa PharmD Togo
Luke Juran Dyersville, Iowa Ph.D., Geography India
Lia Yoon Johnston, Iowa M.S., Nursing Brazil
Sarah Viren Tampa, Fla. MFA, Creative Writing Colombia
Laurel Fantauzzo California MFA, Nonfiction Writing Philippines

 

Awarded in 2010

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 Name

 Hometown

 Discipline

 Destination

Lauren K. Reynolds Ames, Iowa B.A., International studies and Spanish Turkey
Sarita Patnaik Denison, Iowa B.A., French and international studies Morocco
Marisa P. Handler San Francisco, Calif. MFA, Creative Writing India
Nicole Pietrantoni Lisle, Ill. MFA, Printmaking Iceland
Edward Gauvin Bridgewater, N.J. MFA, Creative Writing Belgium
Jenny J. Zhang Glen Cove, N.Y. MFA, Creative Writing France
Katherine J. L. Thorpe Seattle, Wash. MFA, Poetry Germany

 


Geoffrey Hilsabeck

Awarded in 2009

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 Name

 Hometown

 Discipline

 Destination

Andrew Carey Farragut, Iowa B.A., English and Spanish Mexico
Sarah Lowen Marion, Iowa B.A., Japanese and linguistics South Korea
Diana Thow Berkeley, Calif. MFA, Comparative literature Italy
Geoffrey Hilsabeck Elgin, Ill. MFA, Poetry Portugal
Peter Pellegrino Maple Grove, Minn. B.S., Biomedical engineering Italy

 

Fulbright stories

21 goats, 27 surgeries, and over 25 post-disaster settlements - Luke Juran (2011, India)

UI student Luke Juran makes a difference in India - Luke Juran (2011, India)

Kwentong Kapuso: The food cravings I carry with me - Laurel Fantauzzo (2011, Philippines)

UI grad discovers poetry in a new language and land - Geoffrey Hilsabeck (2009, Portugal)

Fulbright grant led UI grad Deanna Fei to publish her first novel (video) - Deanna Fei (2003, China)