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Pigorsch awarded Fulbright grant for English Teaching Assistant Program

May 09, 2018

UW-Madison announced that 18 students have been selected to receive grants through the Fulbright U.S. Student Program for the 2018-2019 academic year from the U.S. Department of State and the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board.

And among those receiving this prestigious honor is the School of Education’s Britta Pigorsch, who earned her undergraduate degree in elementary education and political science. Pigorsch is one of eight UW-Madison finalists to be awarded Fulbright U.S. Student Program grants for English Teaching Assistantships.

Pigorsch
Pigorsch
The English Teaching Assistant (ETA) Programs place Fulbrighters in classrooms abroad to provide assistance to the local English teachers. ETA’s help teach English language while serving as cultural ambassadors for the U.S. Pigorsch will be taking her talents to the Netherlands with this Fulbright award.

The 18 UW-Madison students are among over 1,900 U.S. citizens who will study, conduct research, and teach abroad for the 2018-2019 academic year through the Fulbright U.S. Student Program. Recipients of Fulbright awards are selected on the basis of academic and professional achievement as well as record of service and leadership potential in their respective fields.

"The University of Wisconsin-Madison is immensely proud of these students," said Guido Podestá, vice provost and dean of UW-Madison's International Division. "The Fulbright Program is an incredible platform for world research and intercultural exchange. I am pleased so many students from our university were selected for this honor."

Ten UW-Madison finalists were awarded Fulbright U.S. Student Program grants for study/research abroad.

To learn about all of this year’s award winners, check out this UW-Madison news report.


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