UNH student to attend Fulbright undergraduate program

Thursday, May 19, 2016
Madison Wood
Madison Wood 

Madison Wood '19 is only the second UNH student to be admitted to the highly competitive Fulbright Summer Institute program in the United Kingdom. In June, the Vermont native will spend four weeks at the University of Exeter studying societal, environmental and technological issues related to climate change.

While the US-UK Fulbright Commission offers eight other programs in the United Kingdom, Wood, a chemical engineering major, says the climate change curriculum offered at Exeter aligns best with her interests


A recipient of a Tyco scholarship and an honor student, Wood was recently elected president of the UNH chapter of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers. She is a member of the Society of Women Engineers and STEMbassadors, an organization within the College of Engineering and Physical Sciences dedicated to K-12 STEM educational outreach. She also is a member of the UNH women’s rowing team.

Paige Balcom ’16, UNH’s first Fulbright Summer Institute recipient, went to Wales during the summer after her sophomore year to study the country’s transition from an agrarian economy.

Unlike other Fulbright scholarships, the Fulbright Summer Institute programs are open only to students with at least two years of undergraduate study left to complete. 


Interested in applying for a Fulbright?

If you are a UNH student or alumnus/alumna, the Office of National Fellowships can help.