It was announced yesterday in UT’s Daily Beacon that three honors students, David Morse, Chris Lutdka, and Kenna Rewcastle are student finalists for the Fulbright National scholarship program. David Morse is a student in the Chancellor’s Honors Program, and Chris Lutdka and Kenna Rewcastle are also Haslam Scholars. The Fulbright program is an international exchange program sponsored by the United States Government that is both prestigious and highly selective. It is named in honor of J. William Fulbright, who was a “prominent and gifted American statesman of the 20th century.”
Students who are awarded the Fulbright fellowship are eligible to teach english, study, or conduct research abroad for a full academic year. Others may teach English or work in a foreign government ministry or department. According to the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, approximately 8,000 Fulbright national fellowships are awarded each year.