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Geise receives Fulbright Scholarship

Audrey Geise

Audrey Geise, an agroecology major from Allentown, Pennsylvania, has been selected to receive a Fulbright Scholarship.
A record number of West Virginia University students have been named Fulbright Scholars this year, doubling the previous record of five.

The Fulbright Program, the U.S. government’s flagship international exchange program, enables students to study, teach or conduct research while increasing mutual understanding between Americans and people of other countries.
“The success of this year’s group of Fulbright applicants really speaks to the growing global vision of our students, to the interest they have in making a global impact, and in the preparation they are gaining here during their undergraduate education,” said Ryan Claycomb, faculty adviser for the Fulbright Program. “If these students are representing West Virginia University to the world, then we are well represented indeed.”

A student in the Honors College, Geise will return to New Delhi, India where she was a Boren Scholar. While there she will be researching agricultural soil contaminated via polluted irrigation water from the fabric and dye industries.

“This experience will enable me to continue to graduate school and the research I plan to do there,” Geise said. “My goal is to have a career in international development.”

The ASPIRE Office supports students who want to compete for nationally competitive awards like the Fulbright Scholarship. Students who are interested in applying can email to set up an appointment.