Six UM Students Earn Fulbright Funding to Study Abroad

June 22, 2016

MISSOULA – The Fulbright U.S. Student Program has offered grants to six University of Montana graduate students to study abroad during the coming year.

Chase Ellinger, Jordan Krause, Max Kaisler, Selena Garefino, Sophia Weinmann and Tylyn Newcomb were recently named Fulbright Finalists.

Ellinger, of Ellensburg, Washington, graduated from UM in 2015 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science. He will use his Fulbright funding as an English teaching assistant in Germany.

Krause, a 2016 graduate of UM’s Phyllis J. Washington College of Education and Human Sciences from Missoula, Montana, will use her Fulbright to teach English in Taiwan for a year.

Kaisler, a graduate student studying English from Montague, Massachusetts, will use her Fulbright funding to study poetry while working as an English teaching assistant in Poland.

Garefino, a graduate student studying anthropology, was offered Fulbright funding to study health care in Nepal.

Weinmann, a UM College of Forestry and Conservation graduate student studying international conservation and development from Cleveland, Ohio, will use her Fulbright funding to research how changing agricultural practices can reduce human-elephant conflict in Kenya.

Newcomb, a 2015 graduate in German and nonprofit administration from Malta, Montana, will spend her Fulbright year teaching English while studying the refugee situation in Germany.

Recipients of Fulbright grants are selected on the basis of academic and professional achievement, as well as demonstrated leadership potential.

Recipients of Fulbright grants are selected on the basis of academic or professional achievement, as well as demonstrated leadership potential in their fields. The program operates in more than 160 countries worldwide.

To learn more about the Fulbright Program, visit http://eca.state.gov/fulbright.

Students interested in submitting a proposal can call UM Fulbright Program Adviser Liz Ametsbichler at 406-243-5001 or email liz.ametsbichler@mso.umt.edu.

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Contact: Liz Ametsbichler, UM Student Fulbright Program adviser, 406-243-5001, liz.ametsbichler@mso.umt.edu.