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Recent grad, Alexandria Thompson, named Fulbright Awardee

She has been awarded an English teaching assistantship through the Fulbright U.S. Student Program

Alexandria ThompsonAlexandria Thompson will travel to Germany to complete an English teaching assistantship through the Fulbright U.S. Student Program. She just graduated from the South Carolina Honors College with a degree in music education focusing on choral and a vocal performance certificate. Her goal is to become a music educator with a master’s in music therapy.

“Applying for Fulbright was an eye-opening opportunity for me, and I encourage any student who has an eye for travel as well as teaching or research to apply,”  said Thompson. “Fulbright showed me the many ways my unique experiences can make an impact on those from different communities than me. I am grateful to have been offered this opportunity, and I do not take the nomination lightly!”

Thompson, the recipient of several music and academic scholarships, is the president and co-founder of Black Honors Caucus for the South Carolina Honors College and a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.

The Fulbright Program is the flagship international educational exchange program sponsored by the U.S. Department of State. Fulbright’s mission is to keep us connected. Through cultural exchange students and communities learn from one another and build relationships across borders. UofSC’s 2020 Fulbright Awardees will be continuing a vibrant tradition of ambassadorship.

Fulbright applicants and others seeking nationally competitive fellowships are assisted by National Fellowships and Scholar Programs. For more information about the Fulbright U.S. Student Program or other national competitions, contact National Fellowships and Scholar Programs at 777-0958, or visit us online at

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