Alexa Beil, who will graduate on May 7 with a B.A. in art history (minors in German and international art), and Santiago Osorio, who received his M.M. in conducting from Penn State in 2015, are among 10 Penn Staters to receive Fulbright awards for the 2016-17 academic year.
Beil, from Pittsburgh, has received an English Teaching Assistant (ETA) Award to Germany. She hopes to create a love of languages among the children she will teach and integrate art into their classroom experience. She also plans to work with refugees to assist them as they learn the German language.
From Highland Park, Illinois, Osorio's Study/Research Award is contingent upon a successful audition and acceptance into a German music program, where he hopes to improve his skills as a conductor and his ability to bring great music to wide audiences, and to help foster relationships between audiences and orchestras. He looks forward to becoming a part of Germany’s long tradition of excellent musical training and its support for the arts, and to better understand the relationship between the country and its cultural institutions.
For more information about the Fulbright Program, visit http://eca.state.gov/fulbright.
At Penn State, the Fulbright competition is administered through the University Fellowships Office, a resource for undergraduates, graduate students and Penn State alumni seeking information and guidance regarding scholarships and fellowships funded by sources other than Penn State.