University of Redlands Professor Jack Osborn said, “When you compare our ratio of applicants to awards, Redlands is highly competitive with the major research institutions."
Redlands, Calif. (PRWEB) April 23, 2012
University of Redlands students Kevin Jamison, Ricardo Anzar and Emily Brown have been selected as Fulbright scholars from the University and will travel to Japan and Spain this summer to conduct research and teach, respectively. In addition, Joanna Lalas has been chosen as an alternate Fulbright scholarship recipient to teach in Malaysia.
This year’s recipients continue the strong showing of Fulbright scholars at Redlands, which has sent students abroad on such scholarships each year for the past five.
University of Redlands Business Administration Professor Jack Osborn, who assists interested students in the application process for a Fulbright, said, “When you compare our ratio of applicants to awards, Redlands is highly competitive with the major research institutions.”
Anzar, who is the first member of the University’s Pi Chi fraternity to receive a Fulbright scholarship, will teach in Spain. Anzar excels in the classroom where he majored in Spanish and Latin American Studies but also is an outstanding athlete, part of the University’s Track and Field team.
Brown, who is pursuing a degree in Global Business and Spanish, will be teaching students in Spain for her Fulbright grant. She is extremely involved in the University as a tutor in the School of Business and as an assistant at the office of Alumni Relations. Jamison, a Global Business and Asian Studies graduate was awarded a Fulbright to do research in Japan.
Twelve Redlands students have been awarded a Fulbright Scholarship in the last five years. This is the first year that both Japanese and Spanish language programs have Fulbright students, which Osborn says speaks incredibly well for these language program at Redlands.
Approximately 310,000 "Fulbrighters," 116,900 from the United States and 192,800 from other countries, have participated in the program since its inception over sixty years ago. The Fulbright Program awards approximately 8,000 new grants annually.
About University of Redlands
The University of Redlands is a private liberal arts and sciences university consistently ranked among the best universities in the nation by U.S. News & World Report. Since the university's founding in 1907, Redlands has emphasized academic rigor, personal development and interdisciplinary studies. An Education + culture of elevated learning provides students with a holistic education that results in a unique life transformation. Redlands students learn equally about service, commitment, life and the world. As a pioneer in the burgeoning field of spatial learning, Redlands integrates spatial learning across academic disciplines. At the innovative Johnston Center, students have the opportunity to design their own custom major. Home to one of the oldest accredited music programs in California, the conservatory-style School of Music educates the whole musician. Adults may continue their education with programs tailored for working professionals at the Schools of Business and Education, offering evening degree-completion and graduate programs at 11 convenient Southern California locations.