Six T&T Scholars Selected for 2020 Fulbright Scholarship Awards

Left to right: U.S. Embassy Deputy Public Affairs Officer, Naureen Nalia, Janelle Applewhite, Randyll Pandohie, Suzette Martin, U.S. Embassy Acting Deputy Chief of Mission, Joseph FitzGerald, Laurielyse Girod Williams, Lyndrison Lincoln and Shari Petti.
Left to right: U.S. Embassy Deputy Public Affairs Officer, Naureen Nalia, Janelle Applewhite, Randyll Pandohie, Suzette Martin, U.S. Embassy Acting Deputy Chief of Mission, Joseph FitzGerald, Laurielyse Girod Williams, Lyndrison Lincoln and Shari Petti.

Port of Spain, August 07, 2020: Six T&T nationals have been selected for 2020 Fulbright Scholarships through the United States Department of State’s Educational and Cultural Affairs Bureau.

Acting Deputy Chief of Mission Joseph FitzGerald met with the recipients at a pre-departure orientation session at the Embassy today. The awardees will start their graduate level programs in the United States later this month in their required fields.

“Congratulations on your accomplishment and I know you will enjoy the experience even in these challenging times. I have no doubt when you return to Trinidad and Tobago you will implement great programs based on the knowledge gained,” FitzGerald told the scholars, after they shared their expectations and future plans.

Since its inception in 1946, the Fulbright Program has provided more than 390,000 students worldwide with the opportunity to exchange ideas and contribute to finding solutions to shared international concerns.

Led by the United States government in partnership with 49 binational commissions and 160 countries worldwide, the Fulbright Program offers international educational and cultural exchange programs for passionate and accomplished students, scholars, artists, teachers, and professionals of all backgrounds to study, teach, or pursue important research and professional projects.

The 2020 T&T Fulbright Scholarship Recipients are:

Ms. Janelle Applewhite, Master in Education, Special Education – James Madison University

Ms. Shari Petti, Master of Fine Arts, Film Production – Florida State University

Ms. Laurielyse Girod-Williams, PhD in Electrical Engineering – University of California, Irvine

Mr. Lyndrison Lincoln, PhD Economics – Southern Illinois University

Mr. Randyll Pandohie, PhD Big Data Analytics – University of Central Florida

Ms. Suzette Martin, Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program

For more information about the Fulbright Program, visit https://eca.state.gov/ or our website https://tt.usembassy.gov .