MSU Announces Fulbright Student Awards for 2022-23 | MSUtoday | Michigan State University – MSSUtoday | Candle Made Easy

After some challenging years of international engagement, nine Michigan State University students and alumni have been awarded Fulbright US Student Program scholarships for the 2022-2023 academic year, and four other candidates have been named alternates. More than 9,300 applications were received this cycle, according to the Institute of International Education.

As Fulbright participants, scholars will study, research, and teach abroad through the 2022-2023 academic year as part of the Fulbright US Student Program. Fulbright Award recipients are selected in an open, merit-based competition that considers leadership potential, academic and/or professional achievements and accomplishments.

The 2022-2023 MSU Fulbright US Student Program Scholarship Recipients are:

Prizes for research or study projects

  • Marlo Buser, Serbia – Ph.D., History, School of Social Sciences
  • Amelia Cole, Indonesia – BS, Fisheries and Wildlife, College of Agriculture and Natural Resources
  • Nicolei Gupit, Philippines – MFA, Art, Art History and Design, College of Arts & Letters
  • Zachary Sneed, Israel – BA, Linguistics, College of Arts & Letters
  • Mayson Whipple, Portugal – Ph.D., Chemical Engineering, College of Engineering

English Teacher Assistant Awards

  • Kaylah Jetton, Laos – BA, Global Studies in the Arts and Humanities, College of Arts & Letters
  • Emily Keller, Spain – BA, Spanish and Secondary Education, College of Arts & Letters
  • Emily McHarg, Germany – BA, International Relations, James Madison College
  • Mariam Sayed, Morocco – BS, Physiology, School of Science, BA, French, School of Arts and Letters

The following students have been named alternates and have the opportunity to receive an award when funding becomes available:

  • Solomon Kronberg, Thailand – BA, Comparative Cultures and Politics, James Madison College
  • Maxine Osorio, Spain – BA, Special Education, College of Education
  • Kelsey Wagner, Thailand – Ph.D., Cultural Anthropology, School of Social Sciences
  • Bridget Walker, Malawi – BS, Clinical Laboratory Science, School of Science

“The breadth of interests represented by this year’s finalists and alternates proves that any Spartan can be a Global Spartan, regardless of their home college, academic discipline or level of study,” said Joy Campbell, Fulbright program advisor the MSU. “MSU offers students the opportunity to view their studies through a global filter – we are so proud of these students who have taken this opportunity to begin incredible work in all parts of the world.”

Fulbright alumni go on to have enriching careers by joining a network of thousands of esteemed alumni, many of whom are leaders in their fields. Fulbright alumni include 61 Nobel Prize winners, 89 Pulitzer Prize winners, and 40 who have served as heads of state or government.

The Fulbright program is the flagship of the US government’s international educational exchange program and is supported by the people of the US and partner countries around the world. The Fulbright program is funded by an annual grant made by the US Congress to the US Department of State’s Office for Education and Cultural Affairs. Participating governments and host institutions, corporations and foundations around the world also support the program directly and indirectly.

Since 1946, the Fulbright program has provided more than 400,000 participants from over 160 countries with opportunities to study, teach and research, exchange ideas and help find solutions to shared international concerns. The primary source of funding for the Fulbright program is an annual grant from the US Congress to the US Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. Participating governments and host institutions, corporations, and foundations abroad and in the United States also provide direct and indirect support.

The Fulbright US Student Program at MSU is administered through International Studies and Programs. For more information about the program, see For more information about the Fulbright program or the US Department of State, visit

This story originally appeared on the International Studies & Programs website.

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