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Sharlene Santana and Verónica di Stilio awarded Fulbright Scholarships

Friday, April 19, 2019 - 13:15

Congratulations to Sharlene Santana and Verónica di Stilio on winning Fulbright Scholarships!

The Fulbright Program, which aims to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries, is the flagship international educational exchange program sponsored by the U.S. government. Fulbright alumni have become heads of state, judges, ambassadors, cabinet ministers, CEOs, and university presidents, as well as leading journalists, artists, scientists, and teachers. They include 59 Nobel Laureates, 84 Pulitzer Prize winners, 72 MacArthur Fellows, 16 Presidential Medal of Freedom recipients, and thousands of leaders across the private, public and non-profit sectors. Since its inception in 1946, more than 380,000 “Fulbrighters” have participated in the Program.

Senator Fulbright’s goal of developing international understanding depends on a commitment from Fulbright grantees to establish open communication and long-term cooperative relationships. Fulbright recipients have the opportunity to work collaboratively with international partners in educational, political, cultural, economic, and scientific fields. They exemplify the qualities of service, leadership, and excellence that have been hallmarks of this Program for more than 70 years.