Lauren Meek, C’10, who will graduate this Saturday, May 22, from Salem with majors in German, English and Creative Writing, has been awarded a prestigious Fulbright U.S. Student Program scholarship to Germany to teach English as a Second Language, the United States Department of State and the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board announced recently.
Meek is one of more than 1,500 U.S. citizens who will travel abroad for the 2010-2011 academic year through the Fulbright U.S. Student Program.
A native of Draper, Virginia, Meek recently won the President’s Prize for German.
The Fulbright Program is the flagship international educational exchange program 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. Recipients of Fulbright grants are selected on the basis of academic or professional achievement, as well as demonstrated leadership potential in their fields. The Program operates in over 155 countries worldwide.
Since its establishment in 1946, the Fulbright Program has given approximately 300,000 students, scholars, teachers, artists, and scientists the opportunity to study, teach and conduct research, exchange ideas and contribute to finding solutions to shared international concerns.