Jun 4, 2015 - From staff reportsDara Weller of St. Stephen's Indian School was awarded a Fulbright Distinguished Awards in Teaching grant to conduct research in the United Kingdom, according to a press release from the U.S. Department of State and the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board. Weller is the director of the gifted and talented program at the school.
Weller is one of 49 U.S. citizens who will travel abroad through the Fulbright Distinguished Awards in Teaching Program in 2015-2016. Recipients of Fulbright grants are selected on the basis of academic or professional achievement, as well as demonstrated leadership potential in their fields.
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 primary source of funding for the Fulbright Program is an annual appropriation made by Congress to the U.S. Department of State, 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 program operates in more than 160 countries worldwide.
Since its establishment in 1946 under legislation introduced by the late U.S. Sen. J. William Fulbright of Arkansas, the Fulbright Program has given roughly 360,000 students, scholars, teachers, artists and scientists the opportunity to study, teach and conduct research, exchange ideas and contribute to finding solutions to shared international concerns.
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