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The U.S. Department of State and the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board have named 15 students and recent graduates of Oregon State University semi-finalists for the 2022-2023 Fulbright  U.S. Student Program.

Twenty-one current or former OSU students submitted Fulbright applications with assistance from OSU’s National and Global Scholarships Advising office, meaning 71% of those who submitted applications were named semi-finalists. That represents the highest percentage success rate since the office was created in 2015.

 “Our students come from many different backgrounds and academic disciplines, making them excellent ambassadors of the United States, OSU, and the Fulbright program,” said LeAnn Adam, OSU National and Global Scholarships advising coordinator. “These semi-finalists have shown incredible creativity and persistence through the pandemic: many of them are reapplicants from last year when fewer scholars were able to travel abroad.”

Final selection of U.S. Student Fulbright awards will be confirmed this spring.  Recipients of the awards are selected in an open, merit-based competition that considers leadership potential, academic and/or professional achievement, and record of service.

The OSU semi-finalists include:

  • Lili Adams, who graduated in 2020 with a honors Bachelor of Science in biochemistry & molecular biology.
  • Stan Cates, who graduated in 2020 with a Bachelor of Science in zoology and a minor in fisheries and wildlife sciences.
  • Mikayla Chen, a graduating senior earning an honors Bachelor of Science in biochemistry & molecular biology with minors in chemistry and Spanish.
  • Julia Clark, who graduated in 2020 with a bachelor of arts in psychology and a minor in human development and family sciences.
  • Jacqueline Delie, who graduated in 2020 with a master of science in wildlife management.
  • Conner (Sage) Fox, who graduated in 2020 with an honors Bachelor of Science in fisheries and wildlife and a minor in Spanish.
  • Julia Kim, who graduated in 2020 with an honors Bachelor of Science in public health and minors in education and computer science
  • Angelika Kurthen, a Ph.D. student in biology.
  • Christina Linkem, a graduating student earning a Master of Science in fisheries science.
  • Miriam Lipton a Ph.D. student in history of science and a 2019 Critical Language Scholarship recipient to Russia.
  • Hannah Mankle, a Ph.D. student in mechanical engineering with a focus on renewable energy.
  • Saki Nakai, who graduated in 2021 with an honors Bachelor of Arts in psychology and minors in French, music performance, and mathematics.
  • Jane Vinesky, a graduating senior earning a Bachelor of Science in fisheries and wildlife sciences.

Two additional students are semi-finalists, but prefer to remain anonymous. 

Fulbright alumni include 60 Nobel Prize laureates, 88 Pulitzer Prize recipients, and 37 who have served as a head of state or government.

General OSU

About Oregon State University: As one of only three land, sea, space and sun grant universities in the nation, Oregon State serves Oregon and the world by working on today’s most pressing issues. Our more than 36,000 students come from across the globe, and our programs operate in every Oregon county. Oregon State receives more research funding than all of the state’s comprehensive public universities combined. At our campuses in Corvallis and Bend, marine research center in Newport, OSU Portland Center and award-winning Ecampus, we excel at shaping today’s students into tomorrow’s leaders.

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Theresa Hogue, [email protected]


LeAnn Adam, 541-737-1996, [email protected]

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