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May 06, 2013

MISSOULA, Mont. – Eight undergraduate and graduate students at the University of Montana have received Fulbright Scholarship award notifications for the coming year.

The Fulbright Program is the flagship international educational exchange program sponsored by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. Placing students in research and teaching positions in 155 countries, the program is designed to increase mutual understanding between the people of the U.S. and the rest of the world. Recipients of Fulbright grants are selected on the basis of academic or professional achievement, as well as demonstrated leadership potential in their fields.

The students who received award notifications for study or research grants are:

  • Sophia Albov of Sacramento, Calif., to study geography in Finland;
  • Laura Ginsburg of Sarasota, Fla., to study agriculture in New Zealand;
  • and Burke Jam of Red Lodge, to study installation art in Iceland.

The students who received award notifications for English teaching assistantships are:

  • Paul Asleson of Billings, to teach in Germany;
  • Julie DeSoto of Choteau, to teach in Jordan;
  • Mark Jackson of Minnetonka, Minn., to teach in Kazakhstan;
  • Alice Krebill of Bozeman, to teach in Germany;
  • and Greta Starrett of Winnetka, Ill., to teach in Georgia.

Proposals for 2014-15 Fulbright Scholarships are due to the UM Fulbright Program on Sept. 17, 2013. Students interested in submitting a proposal can call UM Fulbright Program Adviser Liz Ametsbichler at 406-243-5001 or email





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Contact: Liz Ametsbichler, UM Student Fulbright Program adviser, 406-243-5001,