Cline receives Fulbright
Hilary Cline, who graduated from Sonoma Valley High School in 2008, has been awarded a Fulbright student scholarship to Russia to teach English at Yugra State University, Khanty-Mansiysk, beginning in June 2012. Cline graduated in December 2011 from Lewis & Clark College in Portland, Ore., having majored in psychology and minored in Russian.
The Fulbright Program is the flagship international educational exchange program sponsored by the U.S. government and is designed to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries. Recipients of Fulbright grants are selected on the basis of academic or professional achievement, as well as demonstrated leadership potential in their fields. The Program operates in over 155 countries worldwide.
Since its establishment in 1946, the Fulbright Program has given approximately 310,000 students, scholars, teachers, artists, and scientists the opportunity to study, teach and conduct research, exchange ideas and contribute to finding solutions to shared international concerns. Fulbright alumni have achieved distinction in government, science, the arts, business, philanthropy, education, and athletics. Forty-three Fulbright alumni from 11 countries have been awarded the Nobel Prize, and 81 alumni have received Pulitzer Prizes. fulbright.state.gov.