MISSOULA – Three University of Montana students have been awarded Fulbright awards
Sankar-Gorton, a graduate student from Whitefish pursuing a master’s degree in geography, will use his Fulbright to conduct research in Slovenia. This research will focus on assessing and categorizing Slovenian models of mountain-based environmental education that the Slovenes incorporate into their public school system. He wants to better understand how they design and implement their programs and bring these lessons back to Montana schools.
Sarb, from Billings, graduated from UM last December with a major from the German section of the Department of Modern and Classical Languages and
Tompkins, from Bozeman, is a recent graduate of the UM School of Journalism with a major in journalism. With her Fulbright grant, she will study and report on the experiences of Syrian women who have become refugees in Berlin, Germany. This will involve conducting in-depth interviews with and
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 https://us.fulbrightonline.org/.
Students interested in submitting a proposal can call UM Fulbright Program Adviser Liz Ametsbichler at 406-243-5001 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. The upcoming fall deadline for UM campus submissions is Wednesday, Sept. 19.