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Fulbright Award

Recent Rice University Kinesiology-Sports Medicine graduate Amanda Gutierrez received a prestigious Fulbright Scholarship Award. Selection for the Fulbright U.S. Student awards is based on academic and professional achievements, language preparation and personal qualifications. The awards include round-trip transportation to the host country, funding to cover room, board and incidental costs, and health benefits. 

Amanda GutierrezGutierrez graduated this May with her Bachelor's in Kinesiology and a minor in global health technologies. In September, she will teach English grammar and literacy to Spanish children at a secondary school in Madrid as part of her Fulbright Award. Previously from New Orleans, the Houston resident taught Spanish literacy, English, science and math to children in Ecuador, Nicaragua and South Africa through various service fellowships as a Rice undergraduate student. She plans to attend medical school and pursue a Master of Public Health degree and career in medicine so she can have an impact on the lives of people in developing countries.

The U.S. Department of State sponsors the Fulbright Program, which is the flagship international educational exchange program of the U.S. government. The program is designed to increase mutual understanding between the people of the U.S. and people of other countries. The primary source of funding is an annual appropriation made by Congress to the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.  More information on the Fulbright Program can be found at www.ofur.rice.edu.

Link to the Rice News article: http://news.rice.edu/2013/07/01/two-rice-university-alumni-win-fulbright-awards/

Congrats to Amanda on this tremendous honor, and good luck to her in medical school!