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Six BYU students named Fulbright semi-finalists

Six Brigham Young University students and alumni have been named semi-finalists for the 2022–23 Fulbright U.S. Student Program. Sponsored by the U.S. Department of State and the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board, the Fulbright Program offers recent graduates and graduate students full funding for a year of research, study, or English teaching in over 140 countries with the goal of promoting international goodwill. Five of BYU’s semi-finalists are listed below with their name, host country, grant type, and project description.

  • James Dalgleish, United Kingdom, Study Award
    James plans to pursue a PhD in Biostatistics at the University of Cambridge where he will continue his work in developing statistical frameworks that will lead to more timely and effective cancer diagnosis and treatments.
  • Ethan Edwards, Finland, Study Award
    Ethan hopes to complete a master’s degree in Theoretical and Computational Methods at the University of Helsinki while conducting research for the European Space Agency’s Laser Interferometer Spaced Antenna, after which he plans to obtain his PhD.
  • Isabella Errigo, Ecuador, Research Award
    In Ecuador, Isabella plans to build upon her previous field work experiences in the country to conduct an interdisciplinary study on the impact of land use on aquatic ecosystems in the Ecuadorian Choco region.
  • Andrew Murphy, Slovak Republic, Research Award
    Andrew hopes to conduct his research on the ways in which Slovakian and Hungarian communities use food and food-related objects, laws, and literature to maintain their cultural identities and to cross cultural divides.
  • Carrie Sandholz, Spain, English Teaching Assistantship
    Carrie is eager to share her passion for teaching languages, and building bridges between cultures to a classroom of English language learners during her Fulbright experience in Spain.

Read more about each of the semi-finalists here.

This year, roughly 10,000 students from over 700 institutions applied for one of over 2,000 grants. Recipients of Fulbright awards are selected on the basis of academic achievement, leadership potential, and their ability to build bridges between cultures.

Interested students are invited to contact James Mayo at or Amy McLaughlin at

For more information about the Fulbright U.S. Student Program, visit