TCU has three Fulbright Finalists for the upcoming academic year as decided by the U.S. Department of State and the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board. Music education graduate Philip Antinone, Nicholas Barnette and Early Childhood Education senior Kally Nord join approximately 1,900 other U.S. citizens who will teach, conduct research and provide expertise abroad.
The Fulbright Program is one of the top scholarships in the world, and TCU boasts nearly three dozen recipients of the prestigious award since 1965; with more than 24 since 2010.
Candidates for the Fulbright apply for positions in one of six countries. The U.S. Fulbright Committee reviews each application and forwards the frontrunners to the respective country’s Fulbright Commission for selection of the finalists.
“The application process for this scholarship is rigorous, and these three students—as well as our recent winners—worked diligently to identify countries and opportunities that fit their educational goals, skills and training,” said Dr. Ron Pitcock, J. Vaughn & Evelyne H. Wilson Honors Fellow and director of prestigious scholarships at TCU. “Their success speaks volumes about how TCU faculty support and educate their students.”