Back to:
Current year's news releases

All news releases
News and information home

Recent UW-Eau Claire Graduate Awarded
Fulbright Grant for German Study, Research

RELEASED: July 9, 2007

Erin House
Erin House

EAU CLAIRE — May 2007 University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire graduate Erin House, a German major from Eau Claire, has been awarded a prestigious Fulbright grant to attend the University of Leipzig in Leipzig, Germany, for 2007-08.

The grant, through the Fulbright U.S. Student Program, provides one year of fully funded research and study, including airfare, health insurance and a monthly stipend.

House, who will study German as a foreign language, said the scholarship helps her advance her career and personal goals in several ways. In addition to improving her German language skills, she will continue a research project on second language acquisition with her mentor at UW-Eau Claire, Dr. Martina Lindseth.

"I hope to meet and form close friendships with people in Germany in order to develop international communication and understanding," she said.

In 2005, House was selected for the McNair Postbaccalaureate Achievement Program, a learning community that prepares students for careers in research. Last year she was among 15 students nationwide to be invited to participate in a fellowship program at the University of Pennsylvania for gifted rising seniors majoring in German.

She is the first Fulbright recipient in the McNair program, director Dr. Patricia Quinn said. "I cannot think of a better representative for McNair and UW-Eau Claire than Erin."

House, who received more than $30,000 in grants and awards while a student at UW-Eau Claire, will begin graduate studies in German linguistics at UW-Madison in fall 2008.

UW-Eau Claire is ranked 8th in the nation among master's-level institutions producing U.S. student Fulbright Scholars in 2006-07, according to the Fulbright program's list of top masters-level institutions.

-30-

JW

Back to:
Current year's news releases

All news releases
News and information home

 

Excellence. Our Measure. Our Motto. Our Goal.