Fulbright Award for colleague and alumna

Carla Harwood, Resource Acquisition Team Assistant in the Library and History graduate, received the Fulbright-Elsevier Data Analytics Award to study at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey.


One of the most prestigious and selective scholarship programmes operating world-wide, the US-UK Fulbright Commission* is the only bi-lateral, transatlantic scholarship programme, offering awards and summer programmes for study or research in any field, at any accredited US or UK university. 

Carla was selected from a strong pool of candidates whose area of postgraduate study involves data analytics. Her Master’s course in Library and Information Science (MLIS), will provide a firm grounding in the core areas of librarianship while also allowing her to complete a ‘Specialization’ in Knowledge Management. Upon graduation, she will be qualified for a wide range of professional positions in the information services.

Carla said: “This award has enabled me to do the two things I have wanted to do since being a teen – study in the United States and become an information professional. Rutgers has always been my first choice for where to study my MLIS; the programme is excellent and I’m excited to be living in a college town just outside of New York City.”

The Commission selects scholars through a rigorous application and interview process. In making these awards the Commission looks not only for academic excellence but a focused application, a range of extracurricular and community activities, demonstrated ambassadorial skills, a desire to further the Fulbright Programme and a plan to give back to the recipient’s home country upon returning.

Carla is writing a blog on her experiences of studying abroad.

* The Commission is part of the Fulbright programme conceived by Senator J William Fulbright in the aftermath of World War II to promote leadership, learning and empathy between nations through educational exchange. 

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