Paige Bolduc of Rogersville, Mo., was awarded a Fulbright U.S. Student Program scholarship to Japan in Literature. She graduated summa cum laude from William Jewell College in May.
Following orientation in Tokyo in September, Bolduc will study at Nagoya University in the Graduate Department of Languages and Cultures. She later plans to pursue a doctorate in comparative literature. “Someday I hope to work as a professor, sharing an appreciation and culturally informed understanding of Japanese literature with students outside of Japan,” Bolduc said. At William Jewell she was an Oxbridge Honors Scholar in Literature and Theory, studying one year at Oxford University. Among her activities and honors include receiving the Faculty Award, the highest honor given to a Jewell student for academic achievement and exemplification of the highest ideals of a liberal arts education.
Bolduc is one of more than 1,700 U.S. citizens who will travel abroad this year for the Fulbright U.S. Student Program. Recipients of Fulbright grants are selected on the basis of academic and professional achievement, as well as demonstrated leadership potential.
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. The Program operates in over 155 countries worldwide.
William Jewell College is a national liberal arts college in Liberty, Mo. Since 2006, William Jewell students have received a number of nationally-competitive scholarships and fellowships, including Fulbright, Goldwater, Truman, National Institutes of Health, George J. Mitchell, Point Foundation, James Madison, Gilman, USA Today All-USA Academic Team, Rotarian Ambassadorial and Teach For America.