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T&T Scholars Undertake 2023 Fulbright Scholarship Awards
July 26, 2023

Left to right are: Nadia Tewarie, Kara Roopsingh, U.S. Ambassador Candace Bond, Aaliah De Gale, Kareem Tinto, Tennille Alleyne.
Left to right are: Nadia Tewarie, Kara Roopsingh, U.S. Ambassador Candace Bond, Aaliah De Gale, Kareem Tinto, Tennille Alleyne.


The U.S. Embassy awarded 2023 Fulbright scholarships to a new cohort of Trinidad and Tobago scholars. The United States Department of State funds the graduate-level programs for the scholars in various fields at universities in the United States.

At a pre-departure orientation on July 21 at the U.S. Embassy, U.S. Ambassador Candace Bond congratulated the awardees. “Fulbright is the United States government’s most prestigious and competitive scholarship, so let this serve as a testament to your intelligence, passion for learning, and curious minds,” she said. Ambassador Bond encouraged the outgoing scholars to take advantage of the many opportunities their host U.S. universities will offer. “As you prepare for your journey, my advice is to embrace the unknown and never underestimate the impact you can make,” she said.

The 2023 Trinidad and Tobago Fulbright scholarship recipients include:

Nadia Tewarie: Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Hubert Humphrey Fellowship in Urban and Regional Planning

Kara Roopsingh: University of California, Davis, Hubert Humphrey Fellowship in Natural Resources, Environmental Policy, and Climate Change

Aaliah De Gale: Rochester Institute of Technology, Master of Science in Packaging Science

Kareem Tinto: Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey, Master of Arts in Translation and Interpretation Studies

Tennille Alleyne: Wake Forest University, School of Law, Master of Laws in International Law

Since its inception in 1946, the Fulbright program has provided more than 390,000 students worldwide, including over 500 Trinidad and Tobago nationals, 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.

For more information about the Fulbright Program visit https://tt.usembassy.gov/education/