College Alumna Wins Fulbright Scholarship to Study in Spain

Seema Kumar

Seema Kumar of Shreveport, La., a recent graduate of the College, received a Fulbright Scholarship to study abroad during the 2012-2013 school year.

Seema Kumar of Shreveport, La., a recent graduate of the College, has received a Fulbright Scholarship to study abroad during the 2012-2013 school year. While at UA, Kumar majored in Spanish and biology. She will study in Santander, Spain, where she will teach various subjects to local students ages 13 to 15 and serve as a mentor for the Global Classrooms program.

During her time in Spain, Kumar will also be conducting several projects that she presented to the Fulbright Commission during her application process. These projects are aimed at improving cross-cultural understanding and exchange.

Kumar is the recipient of the UA’s 2012 Morris Lehman Mayer Award, and the 2011 William P. Bloom Scholarship Award. She served as a Creative Campus intern and a College of Arts and Sciences Student Ambassador, and was member of The Other Club, The XXXI, and Mortar Board Society.

After completing this Fulbright, she will begin medical school in fall 2013.