Barbadians Sheena Rose and Allan Franklin have been awarded Fulbright and Humphrey fellowships.
The two, along with Vincentian Samantha Porter 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.
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 programme on environmental and sustainability issues.
Porter is a Mathematics teacher at the St Vincent and the Grenadines Community College. She has also been awarded a Fulbright Faculty Development Scholarship and will attend North Carolina State University in August to earn a master’s degree in Mathematics Education.
The Fulbright Programme is the flagship international educational exchange programme 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 programme, faculty of Eastern Caribbean universities and colleges can travel to the US for one or two years of graduate education.
The Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Programme brings 200 mid-career professionals from different countries to the US to engage in non-degree study and related professional experiences at select
As a non-degree programme, the fellowship offers valuable opportunities for professional development through selected university courses, conferences, networking, and practical work experiences.