Kristina Rosales

April 30, 2010 —

In April 2010, UM Honors Student Kristina Rosales was awarded a Fulbright Grant to carry out independent research project in Brazil, making the third prestigious scholarship she has earned in her undergraduate career.  Rosales, a double major in International Studies and Political Science, earned the David L. Boren Scholarship to fund a junior semester abroad in Rio de Janeiro and the Pickering Fellowship, which provides funding for graduate school and prepares outstanding students for a career in the U.S. Foreign Service.

The Fulbright Grant will allow Rosales to conduct a self-designed research project that will examine the phenomenon of children and adolescents turning away from education to drug abuse in Rio de Janeiro’s poor neighborhoods.

“I am beyond words to explain how excited I am to take on this opportunity,” said Rosales. “I have been preparing for it since I went to Brazil to study abroad a year ago and it feels amazing to know that I will finally be able to conduct my project in Rio.”

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