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Three win UK Summer Fulbright Awards


Rising sophomores Eliana Lord, Robert Magee, and Jeremy Ward are each spending their summers attending a UK Fulbright Summer Institute, bringing USC’s total to four winners since the program began in 2010.

The US-UK Fulbright Commission offers US undergraduates the opportunity to take part in one of nine Summer Institutes in leading UK universities throughout England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales.  Since 2010, the US-UK Fulbright Commission has partnered with top UK universities and other organizations to give US undergraduates the opportunity to study and experience culture in various regions of the UK. Participants in these programs get the opportunity to experience an exciting academic program at a highly regarded UK University, explore the culture, heritage and history of the UK, and develop their academic ability by improving presentation, research and communication skillsThe US-UK Fulbright Commission gratefully acknowledges the generous support of the Michael W Louis Charitable Trust and the individual universities in making these summer institutes possible.

Lord is a rising sophomore in the South Carolina Honors College majoring in Public Health and Spanish. She is a recipient of the Stamps Carolina Scholarship, the most prestigious award offered to in-state students by USC. She is also a Palmetto Fellows Scholar and recipient of the Chick-Fil-A Remarkable Futures Scholarship as well as the Multiple Sclerosis Society Scholarship. Lord plans to pursue a medical career with Doctors Without Borders or Medical Missions.  Her Fulbright summer will be spent at the University of Westminster.

Magee is a rising sophomore in the South Carolina Honors College with majors in International Business and Management as well as a minor in Spanish.  A Stamps Scholar, he is also the newly-elected sophomore co-President of the USC International Business Student Advisory Council (IBSAC). Magee’s career interests include foreign service and international consulting.  He will be at the Glasgow School of Art and the University of Strathclyde in Scotland for the summer.

Ward is a rising sophomore in the South Carolina Honors College, where he is the Jack S. Graybill Carolina Scholar, with majors in Economics and Business Management and a minor in Environmental Studies.  He is also a GE-Reagan Foundation Scholar.  On campus, he served as the Freshman Representative on the Scholars United Enrichment Team (SUET) and will be Executive Chair in the coming year.  He is a cellist in the University Orchestra, plays on the Club Ultimate Frisbee team, and is a member of the Reformed University Fellowship.  Ward will spend his UK Summer Fulbright at the University of Exeter.

These students and others seeking national fellowships were assisted by the Office of Fellowships & Scholar Programs. For more information about the US-UK Fulbright Commission Summer Institute or other national competitions, contact the Office of Fellowships and Scholar Programs at 777-0958, or visit us online at

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