University of Montana alumna Laurel Nakanishi of Missoula will travel to Nicaragua as the recipient of a Fulbright U.S. Student scholarship for the 2012-13 academic year.
Nakanishi earned a master’s in creative writing from UM in May and will study writing in the prestigious international exchange program that operates in more than 155 countries. The Fulbright Program is sponsored by the U.S. State Department’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.
Recipients of Fulbright awards are selected on the basis of academic or professional achievement, as well as demonstrated leadership potential in their fields. Seven other UM applicants were offered Fulbright positions in the spring, though one declined to pursue a doctorate.
For more information call UM Fulbright Adviser Liz Ametsbichler at 406-243-5001 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.