Applications for the Star of the West Summer Scholarship program (summer 2012) is now open!
Professor Sparks has been elected President of the South Carolina Chapter of the Fulbright Association.
6 May 2011
Cadet Noah Koubenec received a 2011 National Security Education Program David L Boren Scholarship to study in Brazil.
1 July 2010
Dr Don Sparks, economist and 3-time Fulbright Scholar, becomes Director of the Office of Fellowships.
Fellowships Preparation Seminar participants Ryan Adams, Anthony Garcia, Leland Hart, George Martin, and Jordan Panter join 22 other cadets as Star of the West International Summer Scholars pursuing independent study abroad on full grant.
Dr Al Gurganus, retiring founding director of the Office of Fellowships, has been honored with the Friendship Award of the Federal Republic of Germany, presented by Constance Heery of the Atlanta consulate.
Noah Koubenec, a Spanish and politics major, has been awarded a Harry S Truman Scholarship to study Latin American affairs in preparation for a career as a foreign service officer for the US Department of State.
Civil and environmental engineering major Ryan Keiper has been named a finalist for a Fulbright Research Grant in water resource management to Tanzania.
Fellowships Preparation Seminar participants Brian Burnley, Ryan DuBiel, Ryan Keiper, Noah Koubenec, and Natalie Obst, claim Star of the West International Summer Scholarships for study in Costa Rica, Spain, El Salvador, Mexico, and India, respectively.
Dr Al Gurganus, director of the Office of Fellowships, has been appointed to a 3-year term on the Fulbright national screening committee for English language teaching assistantships in Germany.
John Marcus, a French and English major, and Julius Siler, a French and politics major have accepted French government awards to teach English in Montpellier and Grenoble, respectively. For more see http://externalaffairs.citadel.edu/french_govt_grants.
The inaugural Fellowships Preparation Seminar is offered by the Office of Fellowships for highly qualified junior candidates for national and international scholarships. Five participants target graduate fellowships and draft project proposals in preparation for applications in the fall.
Senior German and psychology major Tara Lee Woodside has been offered a Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship in Germany for 2008-2009. Ms Woodside is the eighth German major or minor at The Citadel to apply successfully for a Fulbright since 2002.
Senior French and history major John Daniel Lathers has been awarded a US Department of State Critical Language Scholarship to learn intermediate Turkish this summer at the American Research Institute in Ankara. (Summer 2007 he applied a Citadel Star of the West International Summer Scholarship to a course in elementary Turkish at Fatih University in Istanbul.) Mr Lathers has been admitted to the master's program at Johns Hopkins' Nitze School of Advanced International Studies in Bologna, Italy.
Professor Donald Sparks, former Fulbrighter and current Fellowships Point Faculty in the School of Business, has been named to the Fulbright Senior Specialist review panel for economics.