Three OSU students have been accepted into the U.S. Student Fulbright program and an alum is currently an alternate for a Fulbright teaching assistantship.

Ryan Baumbusch, a Ph.D. student in wildlife science, has been awarded a Fulbright Study/Research Grant to Spain in the field of zoology. Using a dataset stretching back more than a century, he will analyze the importance of individual and environmental quality on the reproductive success of a population of Spanish imperial eagles in Doñana National Park.

Isabella Karabinas is a graduating senior earning an Honors B.S. in biochemistry and molecular biology and an honors B.A. in psychology. Karabinas has been awarded a Fulbright Study/Research Grant to Spain in neuroscience. She will investigate the role of the immune system in producing neuroinflammation after a stroke.

Marika Stock, a graduating senior earning an Honors B.S. in geology, was offered a grant to Denmark but declined in favor of pursuing a fully funded Ph.D. program with the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences at the University of Rochester. 

Jeremy Chu is an alternate for the Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship to Macau. Chu earned a B.S. in biology in 2018 with a minor in chemistry and is a public school teacher in Houston. If selected, Chu will be assigned to a higher education institution in Macau where he will offer English tutorial support as well as organize language-related cross-cultural student activities.

Recipients of Fulbright awards are selected on the basis of academic and professional achievement as well as record of service and leadership potential in their respective fields.

The primary source of funding for the Fulbright Program is an annual appropriation by the United States Congress to the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. Participating governments and host institutions, corporations, and foundations in foreign countries and in the United States also provide direct and indirect support.

For more information about the U.S. Student Fulbright Program, visit LeAnn Adam, OSU’s Fulbright Program Advisor, provides advising and mentorship to OSU students and alumni. To explore an application for Fulbright or other nationally competitive scholarships, contact LeAnn at [email protected] and visit: