Monmouth University is proud to announce its Fulbright recipients for 2022-23. Brittany Scardigno ’21M and Jennifer Stolte ’18 ’22M have been offered Fulbright U.S. Student Program awards for English Teaching Assistantships for the 2022-23 academic year from the U.S. Department of State and the Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board.
As Fulbright participants, Scardigno and Stolte will study, conduct research, and teach abroad for the 2022-2023 academic year through the Fulbright U.S. Student Program. Recipients of Fulbright awards are selected in an open, merit-based competition that considers leadership potential, academic and/or professional achievement, and record of service. As Fulbright alumni, their careers will be enriched by joining a network of thousands of esteemed alumni, many of whom are leaders in their fields. Fulbright alumni include 61 Nobel Prize laureates, 89 Pulitzer Prize recipients, and 40 who have served as a head of state or government.
Scardigno, of Neptune, will service students in South Korea and focus on building confidence in their linguistic identity. She will guide students to become effective communicators, within a wide variety of audiences, through mock interviews and speaking with professionals in their desired areas of study. Scardigno earned a master’s degree in English from Monmouth University in May 2021.
Stolte, of Parlin, will service students in Galicia, an autonomous community in Spain, where she will participate in a multilingual educational system that teaches Spanish, English, and the Galician native language, Galego. She plans on implementing experiential education by getting students outside of the classroom and lecturing while walking through town. Stolte holds a bachelor’s degree from Monmouth University in secondary education and foreign languages and earned her master’s degree in education from Monmouth in January 2022.
“Monmouth takes great pride in offering impactful global experiences to our students and we are delighted that Brittany and Jennifer will be able to put their academic framework into action as Fulbright recipients,” said Pamela Scott-Johnson, Ph.D., provost and senior vice president for academic affairs. “They have distinguished themselves as leaders and we expect they will make a rich contribution to the work of the Fulbright Program.”
Since 1946, the Fulbright Program has provided more than 400,000 participants from over 160 countries the opportunity to study, teach and conduct research, exchange ideas, and contribute to finding solutions to shared international concerns. The primary source of funding for the Fulbright Program is an annual appropriation by the U.S. Congress to the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. Participating governments and host institutions, corporations and foundations in foreign countries and in the United States also provide direct and indirect support.
The Fulbright U.S. Student Program is administered at Monmouth University through its Institute for Global Understanding under the leadership of Mihaela Moscaliuc, Ph.D. For more information, visit monmouth.edu/fulbright.
For further information about the Fulbright Program or the U.S. Department of State, please visit http://eca.state.gov/fulbright or contact the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs Press Office by telephone 202-632-6452 or e-mail ECA-Press@state.gov.