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Kansas State University student to study in Scotland as part of Fulbright Summer Institute

Tuesday, May 12, 2015


MANHATTAN — Kansas State University student Jael Whitney, freshman in marketing, Overland Park, will study in Scotland this summer as part of the Fulbright-Scotland Summer Institute.

The Fulbright Summer Institutes create international educational exchange opportunities for freshman and sophomores in college to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries. The institute will cover all of Whitney's travel and living costs while abroad.

The Scotland Institute is a five-week cultural and academic program for U.S. students at the University of Dundee and the University of Strathclyde. Whitney will visit the Scottish Parliament, museums, galleries and historical sites. She will learn about Scotland's culture, heritage and history.

"I hope to learn more about my Scottish heritage as I further investigate Scotland's history and my own perspective of preserving the past for the future," Whitney said.

A member of the Choctaw Nation, Whitney is the president of the American Indian Science and Engineering Society at Kansas State University. She also is the vice president of the Multicultural Business Student Association, ambassador for Hale Library and a member of the University Honors Program. She received semester honors in fall 2014, the Koch IMPACT scholarship and the Putnam Scholarship. She attended the Upward Bound Academy homeschool and is the daughter of Nathan and Patricia Whitney, Overland Park.

To learn more about competing for future Fulbright opportunities or other scholarships while a student at Kansas State University, contact Jim Hohenbary, director of the Office of Nationally Competitive Scholarships, at jimlth@k-state.edu.


Jim Hohenbary


Jael is pronounced Jy-yell

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Jael Whitney

Jael Whitney, freshman in marketing at Kansas State University, has been selected to study at the Fulbright Summer Institute in Scotland.

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Stephanie Jacques