July 31, 2014
Vincentian awarded Fulbright fellowship to US

Samantha Porter, a Mathematics teacher at the St Vincent and the Grenadines Community College, has also been awarded a Fulbright Faculty Development Scholarship to read for a Master’s degree in Mathematics Education.

Porter will attend North Carolina State University from August, the United States Embassy {{more}}to Barbados, the Eastern Caribbean, and the Organization of the Eastern Caribbean States has announced.

Barbadian Sheena Rose will also be travelling as a 2014 Fubright Fellow, and Barbadian Allan Franklin will be travelling as a 2014 Humphrey Fellow. Porter, Rose and Franklin are the first of six grantees this year who will have their graduate-level studies funded by the US government.

Rose, an artist and a Fine Arts teacher at the Barbados Community College, has been awarded a Fulbright Faculty Development Scholarship. She will go to the University of North Carolina at Greensboro in August to pursue a Master’s degree in Studio Arts.

Allan Franklin, who is a senior research officer at the Barbados Ministry of Tourism, has been awarded a Hubert Humphrey Fellowship. In August, he will go to Cornell University to begin a 10-month program on environmental and sustainability issues.

The Fulbright Program is the flagship international educational exchange program sponsored by the US government and is designed to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries. Through the Fulbright Faculty Development program, faculty of Eastern Caribbean universities and colleges can travel to the United States for one or two years of graduate education.

The Hubert H Humphrey Fellowship Program brings 200 mid-career professionals from different countries to the United States to engage in non-degree study and related professional experiences at select American universities. As a non-degree program, the fellowship offers valuable opportunities for professional development through selected university courses, conferences, networking, and practical work experiences.

For additional information on these two prestigious programs, please visit the US Embassy Bridgetown’s website at