MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — For the first time in nearly 30 years, West Virginia University has three Fulbright Scholars in the same year.
The U.S. State Department notified recently notified the three of their coming awards. They are: Lisa Beans of Kearney, Neb.; Jeremy Munza of Idamay; and Stefni Richards of Shinnston.
Between 1993 and 2010, WVU had only one Fulbright scholar. It's now had four in two years, and 30 altogether.
The Fulbright Program is a government-sponsored, international educational exchange program. Recipients are chosen for academic or professional achievement, as well as leadership potential in their fields.
Beans will travel to Poland, Munza will head to Germany and Richards will study in Malaysia.