Undergraduate Academic Affairs

June 2, 2023

UW students, alumni selected for Fulbright awards and a world of opportunities

Danielle Marie Holland

The University of Washington continues its distinguished record of producing Fulbright students, as six undergraduate students/bachelor’s alumni, and six graduate students/alumni have been offered prestigious Fulbright grants for the 2023-24 academic year. They will join approximately 2,000 students and recent graduates from around the country to teach, study and research abroad in countries such as Botswana, Taiwan and Finland. Three additional undergraduate students have been named alternates.

Photo collage of Fulbright Fellows

UW students or recent graduates in this year’s class of Fulbright Fellows. Top row, left to right: Jacob Beckert, Rachel Shi, Laarisa Ozeransky, Auden Finch, Camille Ungco. Middle row, left to right: Lillian Williamson, Eliyah Omar, Kennedy Patterson, Mia Filardi, Nicholas Andrews. Bottom row, left to right: Jessie Cox, Jennifer Ha. Photo collage courtesy of University of Washington

“We are so excited for these students to continue their academic journeys and explorations in international contexts and communities,” remarked Ed Taylor, vice provost and dean of Undergraduate Academic Affairs. “The abilities of these students to embrace an exchange of knowledge, culture and understanding is an important component to developing compassionate and intelligent leaders in all fields.”

The Fulbright U.S. Student Program is the largest U.S. international exchange program offering opportunities for United States students to undertake international graduate study, advanced research, and teaching in elementary and secondary schools worldwide.

The 2023-24 bachelor’s level Fulbright students are:

  • Jessie Cox: English Teaching Assistantship Award to South Korea
  • Mia Filardi: Study Award to Finland
  • Auden Finch: Study Award to Germany
  • Jennifer Ha (UW Bothell): English Teaching Assistantship Award to Taiwan
  • Kennedy Patterson: English Teaching Assistantship Award to Botswana
  • Lillian Williamson: English Teaching Assistantship Award to Spain

Read “From Botswana to Taiwan, a dozen UW students receive Fulbright exchange awards” at UW News. To learn more about the UW undergraduate scholars visit OMFSA – Fulbright US Student Program. To learn more about the UW graduate scholars visit UW – The Graduate School.

About the Office of Merit Scholarships, Fellowships and Awards

The Fulbright application process is supported by the Office of Merit Scholarships, Fellowships and Awards (OMSFA), a UAA program. OMSFA works with faculty, staff and students to identify and support promising students in developing the skills and personal insights necessary to become strong candidates for this and other prestigious awards. The UW campus application process and timelines for students interested in Fulbright and other scholarships is available at OMSFA’s website.