A Vincentian is among the 2014 slate of Fulbright and Humphrey Fellows for this academic year announced by the United States Embassy in Barbados.
Vincentian Samantha Porter and Barbadian Sheena Rose will be traveling as Fulbright Fellows, and Barbadian Allan Franklin will be traveling as a Humphrey Fellow. They are the first of six grantees this year who will have their graduate-level studies funded by the U.S. government.
Porter is a mathematics teacher at the St. Vincent and the Grenadines Community College.
She has also been awarded a Fulbright Faculty Development Scholarship and will attend North Carolina State University in August to earn a master’s degree in mathematics education.
Rose, an artist and a fine arts teacher at the Barbados Community College, has been awarded a Fulbright Faculty Development Scholarship. She will go to the University of North Carolina at Greensboro in August to pursue a master’s degree in studio arts.
Franklin, who is a senior research officer at the Barbados Ministry of Tourism, has been awarded a Hubert Humphrey Fellowship. In August, he will go to Cornell University to begin a 10-month programme on environmental and sustainability issues.
The Fulbright Program is the flagship international educational exchange programme sponsored by the U.S. government and is designed to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries. Through the Fulbright Faculty Development programme, faculty of Eastern Caribbean universities and colleges can travel to the United States for one or two years of graduate education.
The Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program brings 200 mid-career professionals from different countries to the United States to engage in non-degree study and related professional experiences at select American universities. As a non-degree programme, the fellowship offers valuable opportunities for professional development through selected university courses, conferences, networking, and practical work experiences.