Six University of Kentucky students have been selected as recipients of Fulbright U.S. Student Program scholarships. The UK recipients are among more than 1,900 U.S. citizens who will travel abroad for the 2015-16 academic year through the program.
The Fulbright Program is the flagship international educational exchange program sponsored by the U.S. government and is designed to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries.
The program operates in more than 160 countries worldwide.
The UK students awarded Fulbright grants for graduate study, research or teaching assistantships are:
■ Brittany Cook Barrineau, a doctoral student in geography, who will do research in Jordan.
■ Donavyn Coffey, a 2015 agricultural biotechnology graduate, who will do research in Denmark.
■ Christiana Holsapple, a 2012 international studies graduate, who will teach in Moldova.
■ Zachary Laux, a 2015 mathematical economics and international studies graduate, who will teach in Malaysia.
■ Breauna Oldham, a 2015 international studies graduate, who will teach in South Korea.
■ Callie Zaino, a 2015 communication sciences and disorders and Spanish graduate, who will teach in Spain.