May 10, 2017

Nine CU Boulder students, alumni offered Fulbright grants to study abroad

Elizabeth Hernandez
The Daily Camera

Nine University of Colorado Boulder graduate students or alumni and two alternates earned grant offers from one of the biggest U.S. government international exchange programs for the 2017-2018 academic year.

The Fulbright grants are funding pursuits in teaching, research and graduate studies abroad in areas of focus such as aerial dance, strategies to address climate-induced disasters in mountain communities, poetry, avant-garde art and more, according to CU.

Candidates with an alternate status will be offered awards if additional funding is found through the Fulbright program.

The Fulbright recipients and their study destinations are: Jillian Bjerke, France; Danielle Garrison, France; Sierra Gladfelter, India; Maggie Rosenau, Germany; Michael Rush, Chile; Haley Stein, Spain; Dillon Webster, Spain; and Eben Yonnetti, India.

Aubrey Rhodes declined her Fulbright offer, which would have placed her in Argentina. If granted awards, the two alternate candidates, GraceAnne Casto and Lisa Powers, will carry out their grants in the Netherlands and Mexico, respectively.

Since 1978, about 209 CU students have earned Fulbright grants. The program operates in more than 140 countries.