Barbadian among Fulbright Scholarship Participants Studying in USA

A Barbadian is one of the Fulbright Foreign Student scholarship recipients for 2019-2020, this was confirmed by the Bridgetown U.S. Embassy.

This month, Barbadian Matthew St. Bernard, and Dominican, Nutrice Francis travelled as Fulbright Foreign Students to the United States, where they will have their graduate-level studies funded by the U.S. Government.

St. Bernard, who is a teacher at the St. Michael School in Martindale’s Rd here, will undertake a Master’s degree in Public Service and Administration: Public Policy Analysis at Texas A&M University – College Station – Graduate School for two academic years.

While Francis, a graduate teacher in the Special Education Unit of the Ministry of Education in Dominica will undertake an M.S. Ed in Special Education at Northern Illinois University.

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(From left) Charge d’affaires at the U.S. Embassy, Joaquin Monserrate, Matthew St. Bernard of Barbados, Nutrice Francis of Dominica, and Gary McElhiney Acting Public Affairs Officer at the U.S. Embassy, pose for a group photo.

The Fulbright program is the flagship international educational exchange program sponsored by the U.S. government, and is designed to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries.

The Fulbright Foreign Student program enables graduate students, young professionals, and artists from abroad to research and study in the United States for one year or longer at U.S. universities or other appropriate institutions.

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