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OSU alumnus receives Fulbright award

Thursday, July 16, 2020

Luke Johnson

Oklahoma State University alumnus Luke Johnson has received a Fulbright U.S. Student Program award to travel to Taiwan’s Kinmen Islands during the 2020-2021 program cycle. Johnson will support the teaching of English at a Taiwanese institution as part of a Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship.

Johnson is one of two OSU alumni for this award year and is one of over 2,100 U.S. citizens who will conduct research, teach English and provide expertise abroad for the 2020-2021 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 their record of service and leadership potential in their respective fields.

Johnson received his bachelor’s degrees in Marketing and Management and completed minors in both International Business and Chinese at OSU in December 2019. In 2017, he received both the Humphrey’s long-term travel grant and the Humphrey’s scholarship to attend Shanhai University of Finance and Economics and later attend the Beijin Language and Culture University. He continued his language and culture studies in the OSU Chinese language department and went on to attend Chinese Immersion Programs at Middlebury Language Schools in both 2018 and 2019. These OSU experiences will serve him well during his time with Fulbright.

The Fulbright Program is the U.S. government’s flagship international educational exchange program and is designed to build lasting connections between the people of the United States and the people of other countries. The Fulbright Program is funded through an annual appropriation made by the U.S. Congress to the U.S. Department of State. Participating governments and host institutions, corporations, and foundations around the world also provide direct and indirect support to the Program, which operates in over 160 countries worldwide.

Since its establishment in 1946 under legislation introduced by the late U.S. Senator J. William Fulbright of Arkansas, the Fulbright Program has given more than 390,000 students, scholars, teachers, artists, and professionals of all backgrounds and fields the opportunity to study, teach and conduct research, exchange ideas, and contribute to finding solutions to shared international concerns.

Fulbrighters address critical global challenges in all disciplines while building relationships, knowledge, and leadership in support of the long-term interests of the United States. Fulbright alumni have achieved distinction in many fields, including 59 who have been awarded the Nobel Prize, 84 who have received Pulitzer Prizes, and 37 who have served as a head of state or government.

For further information about the Fulbright Program or the U.S. Department of State, please visit http://eca.state.gov/fulbright, or contact the OSU Fulbright Advisor Cara Eubanks at 405-744-4344 or cara.menasco@okstate.edu.

MEDIA CONTACT: Lyn Putnam | SGSP Communications Specialist | 405.744.5496 | lyn.putnam@okstate.edu

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