Fulbright New Zealand is thrilled to announce that recent 2018 Fulbright US Graduates Mallory Sea and Alexandra Ziibiins Johnson are recipients of The University of Auckland’s Fulbright Scholarship. This scholarship enables them to complete the second year of their Masters’ Degrees.
Alexandra Ziibiins Johnson will complete a Master’s of Arts in Applied Linguistics to deepen her understanding of successful second language teaching methods. Her previous work in Minnesota supported the revitalisation and regeneration of her native Ojibwe language from the indigenous Red Lake Nation, which she hopes to continue upon completion of her Master’s degree.
Mallory Sea will complete a Master’s in Marine Science in shellfish restoration focusing on denitrification rates and the spatial distribution of sub-tidal mussels in the Hauraki Gulf. She also works part-time as an aquarist at Kelly Tarlton’s Sea Life Aquarium in Auckland.
The University of Auckland’s Fulbright Scholarship offers up to three scholarships annually for Fulbright US Graduate grantees. To complete a Master’s degree, the award covers tuition/research fees and a stipend of NZD$15,000. To complete a PhD, the award covers tuition/research fees and a stipend of NZ$25,000.
Fulbright New Zealand recognizes the University of Auckland as one of two New Zealand universities that offers this type of scholarship to support Fulbright Masters and PhD candidates in completing their programmes.