Another Bard College at Simon’s Rock graduating senior, Dylan Neely was awarded a 2010-2011 Fulbright Scholarship to Serbia, where he will teach English and work on independent research. Neely is the second Simon’s Rock senior this year to be awarded a prestigious Fulbright, and will be a pioneer participant in the newly established Fulbright program in Serbia. Neely originally applied to be a Fulbright scholar in Turkey, but was approached about his interest in Serbia during the application process.
“It’s quite impressive that Dylan not only won a Fulbright, but will represent the United States in a newly established program with Serbia,” Bard College at Simon’s Rock faculty member and Fulbright Program Advisor John Weinstein remarked. “Dylan’s accomplishments and academic credentials are most impressive. I’m delighted that he’ll be able to bring his experience and curiosity to Serbia, and that he’ll be afforded the opportunity to learn about their culture and people in turn.”
Neely’s Fulbright adds to the string of Fulbright scholars that have come out of the Simon’s Rock community in recent years—an exceptionally strong track record for such a small institution. A Fulbright alumnus himself, Weinstein said, “I hope that this success demonstrates just how competitive Simon's Rock students are in pursuing major national fellowships.”
The Fulbright adds to the many awards and honors that Neely has accumulated while enrolled at Simon’s Rock and to his credentials as a dedicated international, undergraduate scholar.
The Fulbright—America’s flagship exchange program—fosters international research and collaboration, and funds scholars who demonstrate exceptional leadership potential. The Fulbright Program was established in 1946, and operates in more than 140 countries worldwide. Sponsored by the U.S. Department of State Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, the Fulbright Program has provided more than 270,000 participants with an opportunity to observe each others' political, economic, educational, and cultural institutions, to exchange ideas, and to embark on joint ventures of importance to the general welfare of the world.