Eight students selected Fulbright Scholarship semifinalists

Eight UAB students have been selected as semifinalists and one awarded for the Fulbright Scholarship Program.

FullbrightJoomlaFrom L-R: Amanda Rudat, Madison March, Marissa Swanson, Jasmin Revanna, Gunnar Eastep and Courtney Barkley.                 
Not pictured: Anna Siddiq and Vidushi Sinha due to studying abroad.
Eight University of Alabama at Birmingham students from seven different programs have been selected as semifinalists in this year’s Fulbright Scholarship competition.

One student, Madison March, has already received a Fulbright U.S. Student Program award to the Netherlands from the U.S. Department of State and the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board. March will study international crimes, conflict and criminology at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam.

March is a senior majoring in criminal justice and sociology in UAB’s College of Arts and Sciences. She is also a member the UAB Honors College’s University Honors Program. March previously completed an internship with the National Geospatial Intelligence Agency and studied in the UAE on a William Jefferson Clinton Scholarship.

“We are extremely proud of our semifinalists and excited for Madi to earn a master’s degree that is so perfectly aligned with her academic interests,” said Ashley Floyd Kuntz, Ph.D., director of Honors Administration, Strategic Initiatives and Fellowships. “We are anxiously awaiting word from the other host countries and hope to have more good news to share.”

Fulbright semifinalists include:

The Fulbright Program is the flagship international educational exchange program sponsored by the United States government and is designed to build relationships between the people of the United States and the people of other countries that are needed to solve global challenges. Recipients of Fulbright awards are selected on the basis of academic and professional achievement, as well as a record of service and demonstrated leadership in their respective fields.