CAMDEN, NJ — The Fulbright Commission — which evaluates as many as 10,000 applications every year — has selected four Rutgers-Camden students as semi-finalists in the 2021-21 scholarship competition.
The semi-finalists include Cherry Hill resident Erica Westman, an undergraduate criminal justice major, who applied for an English Teaching Assistantship in Lithuania.
“Earning a semi-finalist title is a tremendous accomplishment,” said Laura Collins, director of the office of scholar development and fellowship advising at the university. “While the application process is rigorous, Rutgers–Camden students are well-suited to compete among other top scholars. Our students’ civic mindedness and investment in global exchange are where they shine in this national competition.”
The competition, which will announce roughly 2,000 winners in May, helps facilitate travel for students to conduct research and study abroad in more than 140 countries.
All four Rutgers-Camden students belong to the Class of 2020.
The three other semi-finalists are as follows:
New York City resident Natasha Soto, a master of fine arts student, is a graduate of Bowdoin College who is a semi-finalist for a Study/Research and Fulbright-National Geographic Storytelling Fellowship in the Dominican Republic.
Scranton, Pennsylvania., resident Joelene Joinvil, a student in the graduate public policy program, who is a Susquehanna University graduate and a semi-finalist for an English Teaching Assistantship in Colombia
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma., resident Patience Williams, a master of fine arts student, is a graduate of Oklahoma City University who is a semi-finalist for an English Teaching Assistantship in the Netherlands