Fulbright Scholarship Participants Head to the United States for Studies

Caption: (From left) Charge d’affaires at the U.S. Embassy, Joaquin Monserrate, Matthew St. Bernard of Barbados, Nutrice Francis of Dominica, and Gary McElhiney Acting Public Affairs Officer at the U.S. Embassy, pose for a group photo.

The U.S. Embassy to Barbados, the Eastern Caribbean, and the Organization of the Eastern Caribbean States is pleased to announce the Fulbright Foreign Student and Fulbright LASPAU scholarship recipients for the academic year 2019-2020. In August, Barbadian Matthew St. Bernard, and Dominican, Nutrice Francis will travel to the United States, where they will have their graduate-level studies funded by the U.S. Government.

St. Bernard is part of the Fulbright Foreign Student scholarship cohort while Francis is the Fulbright LASPAU recipient for the academic year 2019-2020. The Fulbright LASPAU program is affiliated with Harvard University, administered by the Latin American Scholarship Program of American Universities (LASPAU), and is geared towards instructors at institutions of higher education.

St. Bernard, who is a teacher at the St. Michael School in Barbados, will undertake a Master’s degree in Public Service and Administration: Public Policy Analysis at Texas A&M University – College Station – Graduate School for two academic years.

Francis, a graduate teacher in the Special Education Unit of the Ministry of Education in Dominica will undertake an M.S. Ed in Special Education at Northern Illinois University.

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.  The Fulbright Foreign Student program enables graduate students, young professionals, and artists from abroad to research and study in the United States for one year or longer at U.S. universities or other appropriate institutions.