UM Student to Study in UK This Summer Through Fulbright Scholarship

May 05, 2015

Ellen Ipsen

MISSOULA – University of Montana student Ellen Ipsen will hop across the pond this summer to attend the Fulbright UK Summer Institute for Undergraduates, a program that fosters relations between the United States and United Kingdom and teaches American students more about the UK.

Ipsen, a sophomore from Missoula majoring in history, will examine the topic of slavery and the Atlantic heritage while studying at the University of Bristol’s Fulbright Institute in southwest England.

“I am excited to learn more about the African, European and American perspectives on slavery and witness the impact of the slave trade on modern British culture,” Ipsen said.

Ipsen graduated from Hellgate High School in 2013. During her freshman year at UM, Ipsen took the Davidson Honors College study abroad trip to Ireland and Northern Ireland, and she will attend Leiden University in the Netherlands for fall semester 2015.

The US-UK Fulbright Commission sends U.S. students with at least two years of undergraduate study left to the UK for an academic and cultural summer program. The program covers roundtrip airfare, tuition and fees, accommodations, food and a social program. Participants experience an exciting academic program at a highly regarded UK university, explore the culture, heritage and history of the UK, and develop their academic abilities by improving presentation, research and communication skills.

For more information call Laure Pengelly Drake, director of external scholarships and advising for the honors college, at 406-243-6140 or email

Contact: Laure Pengelly Drake, director of external scholarships and advising, UM Davidson Honors College, 406-243-6140,