Pine-Richland alum, American University graduate awarded Fulbright Scholarship - PineCreek Journal

Pine-Richland alum, American University graduate awarded Fulbright Scholarship

Wednesday, October 23, 2019 | 12:01 AM


The U.S. Department of State and the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board awarded 2016 Pine-Richland High School graduate Emma Kapoor, who graduated from American University in 2019, with the Fulbright U.S. Student Program award to Spain.

Through the Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship, Kapoor has started teaching English, history and geography in Madrid, Spain.

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

At American University, Kapoor earned a Bachelor of Arts in International Relations with double minors in Spanish Language and Education Studies and was part of a Global Scholars cohort and was able to graduate a year early. She hopes to work in either the intelligence or diplomacy fields and continue being able to use her Spanish.