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Four F&M Students Recipients of Prestigious Fellowships

  • Argemira Flõrez
  • Argemira Flõrez '13 is among four Franklin & Marshall College students who received prestigious fellowships this year. Flõrez won a Humanities In Action and a Princeton in Latin America fellowship.

Four Franklin & Marshall College students, including three seniors set to graduate Saturday, May 11, received prestigious fellowships this year.

Phil Ehrig '13 and Aria Ogawa '13 won Fulbright English Teaching Assistantships (ETA) to teach in Germany and Taiwan, respectively.

Argemira Flórez '13 and Melissa Serrano '14 won fellowships with Humanity In Action, a five-week summer program held in Europe this year. Fellows study minority rights and conduct research on intolerance and resistance to democratic values.

Flórez also won a Princeton in Latin America fellowship. She will work with Human Rights Watch in Buenos Aires, Argentina, starting at the end of August.

"This year we had several students win multiple fellowships -- so many that they had to choose which to take," said Director of Fellowships Monica Cable, in F&M's Office of the Provost. "I look forward to more students having multiple offers and being able to select the opportunity that best fits their goals."

The Fulbright Program is the flagship international educational exchange program designed to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries. The program's primary source of funding is an annual appropriation made by Congress to the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. Participating governments, host institutions, and corporations and foundations in foreign countries and in the United States also provide direct and indirect support.

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 155 countries worldwide.