Pacific Student Receives Fulbright-Hays Grant
Pacific student Stephen Lee was notified last week that he will receive a prestigious Fulbright-Hays Group Project Abroad Program grant. Lee, a double major in the Eberhardt School of Business and The College of the Pacific, will receive $10,000 to help pay for expenses while he is enrolled in the CIEE Study Center's Intensive Chinese Language and Culture program in Taipei in the spring 2011 semester.
The program is funded by the U.S. Department of Education to support U.S. students studying overseas. It is designed to promote diplomacy and cultural awareness through international education. Only full-time students are eligible for the Fulbright-Hays Group Project Abroad Award. College seniors and recent graduates may apply for the Fulbright research and English teaching assistantships overseas.
"I am honored and humbled to receive this prestigious award supporting my studies in Taipei, Taiwan at National Chengchi University next semester," Lee said in an e-mail to family and friends that was sent last week. "I look forward to deepening my knowledge of the Chinese language and culture so that I may serve as a bridge between the US and Asia and bring about better intercultural understanding."
Lee, a junior, is currently studying at Reitaku University in Japan and will transfer to Taiwan in February. He is majoring in Business Administration - with an emphasis on accounting and international business - and in Asian Language Studies, with an emphasis on Japanese and Chinese.
The grant is part of the Fulbright-Hays Act, which provides funding for four overseas study programs for college students each year. For more information about Fulbright-Hays scholarships and grants, visit http://www.ed.gov/ope/iegps.