Fulbright grant was established to promote cultural exchange and mutual
understanding between the people of the United States and the people
of other countries. While excellence in the field of study and a strong
academic record are preconditions for this fellowship, candidates
are also selected on the strength of their project, knowledge of the
host country, and characteristics that may make them a good ambassador.
Sonya Tang, B.A., Spanish, Communication
completing her Bachelors degree, Wan
will spend her Fulbright year researching the literature and public
persona of Lucia Etxebarria, a contemporary Spanish author. Specificially,
she intends to examine Etxebarrias works in the current Spanish
literary landscape and analyze them with regards to universal themes
beyond a feminist reading.Wan's passion for for the Spanish language
is reflected in her activities at the University of Southern California.
She has been a dedicated member of the Spanish Undergraduate Student
Association, promoting cultural awareness of Spain and Latin America
as well as fostering relations between faculty members and student
in the Sppanish department. This will be Wan's second opportunity
to study in Spain, having previously participated in the USC Madrid
Scholars Program offers a select group of fifteen scholars an experience
in Asia designed to broaden their professional perspective and to
sharpen their perception of Asia. Recipients, which include graduating
seniors, graduate students, and young professionals, are selected
nationally on the basis of their outstanding academic record and strong
potential as leaders in their future careers.
B.A., Economics, International Relations
his tenure at USC, Sam Bazzi has demonstrated a deep commitment
to socioeconomic development and human rights. He most notably co-founded
and directed the USC Students for Justice in Palestine, served as
a Public Relations and Events Coordinator for Human Rights Watch
at USC as well as Co-Founder and Chief Editor of the Perspectives
Undergraduate Journal for the School of International Relations.
In 2004, Sam dedicated time and service teaching English to the
youth of Shatila refugee camp in Beirut, Lebanon. Sam has been a
stellar scholar at USC, well respected by his professors and peers.
As a Luce Scholar, he plans to work in Indonesia with an organization
involved in development issues.
SECURITY EDUCATION PROGRAM (NSEP), DAVID L. BOREN SCHOLARSHIP
seeks to enhance U.S. understanding of foreign cultures, strengthen
our economic competitiveness, and ensure our national security by
fully funding students to enter a study abroad program outside of
Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and Western Europe with intent to
learn a new language.
Derek Peters, International
will use his NSEP scholarship to study during his junior year at
Waseda University in Tokyo, Japan. As an International Relations
major, Derek will continue studies in this field during his academic
year abroad as well as invest his time in studying and refining
his Japanese language skills.