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Samuel Garson receives the Fulbright Prize

Submitted by San Juan Island School District

The U.S. Department of State and the Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board are pleased to announce that Samuel Garson of Friday Harbor High School has received a Fulbright Teachers for Global Classrooms Program award.

As a Fulbright recipient, Garson will share his knowledge and foster meaningful connections between communities in the United States and abroad. Fulbrighters engage in cutting-edge research and expand their professional networks, often continuing research collaborations begun abroad and laying the groundwork for future institutional partnerships.

Back in their classrooms in the United States, they share their stories and often become active supporters of international exchange, inviting foreign scholars and educators to their school or campus and encouraging their colleagues and students to go abroad. foreign.

As Fulbright alumni, their careers are enriched by joining a network of thousands of esteemed scholars, many of whom are leaders in their fields. Fulbright alumni include 60 Nobel Prize winners, 89 Pulitzer Prize winners, and 40 who have served as heads of state or government.

The Fulbright Program is the U.S. government’s flagship international educational exchange program and is supported by the people of the United States and partner countries around the world.

The Fulbright Program is funded by an annual appropriation from the United States Congress to the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the United States Department of State. Participating governments and host institutions, corporations and foundations around the world also provide direct and indirect support to the program.

For more than 75 years, the Fulbright Program has provided more than 400,000 participants – chosen for their academic merit and leadership potential – the opportunity to study, teach and conduct research, exchange ideas and contribute to finding solutions to common international concerns.

For more information about the Fulbright program or the United States Department of State, please visit or contact the Office of Educational and Cultural Affairs press office by email [email protected]