Parlin woman receives Fulbright Award through Monmouth University


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A Monmouth University student from Parlin will receive one of the school’s Fulbright awards.

Recipients for 2022-23 include Brittany Scardigno and Jennifer Stolte, who have been offered Fulbright U.S. Student Program awards for English Teaching Assistantships for the 2022-23 academic year from the U.S. Department of State and the Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board, according to information provided by the university.

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As Fulbright participants, Scardigno and Stolte will study, conduct research and teach abroad for the 2022-2023 academic year through the Fulbright U.S. Student Program.

Recipients of Fulbright awards are selected in an open, merit-based competition that considers leadership potential, academic and/or professional achievement, and record of service, according to the statement.

Scardigno, of Neptune, will service students in South Korea and focus on building confidence in their linguistic identity. She will guide students to become effective communicators, within a wide variety of audiences, through mock interviews and speaking with professionals in their desired areas of study, according to the statement.

Scardigno earned a master’s degree in English from Monmouth University in May 2021.

Stolte, of Parlin, will service students in Galicia, an autonomous community in Spain, where she will participate in a multilingual educational system that teaches Spanish, English, and the Galician native language Galego. She plans on implementing experiential education by getting students outside of the classroom and lecturing while walking through town, according to the statement.

Stolte holds a bachelor’s degree from Monmouth University in secondary education and foreign languages and earned her master’s degree in education from Monmouth in January 2022.

“Monmouth takes great pride in offering impactful global experiences to our students and we are delighted that Brittany and Jennifer will be able to put their academic framework into action as Fulbright recipients,” Pamela Scott-Johnson, Ph.D., provost and senior vice president for academic affairs, said in the statement. “They have distinguished themselves as leaders and we expect they will make a rich contribution to the work of the Fulbright Program.”

The Fulbright U.S. Student Program is administered at Monmouth University through its Institute for Global Understanding under the leadership of Mihaela Moscaliuc, Ph.D.

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