Mahood receives Fulbright grant to teach in Bielefeld, Germany Ashlin Athena Mahood, daughter of Karen Mahood of Vermillion and a 1996 graduate of Vermillion High School, has been awarded a Fulbright grant to teach English in Bielefeld, Germany, the U.S. Department of State and the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board announced recently.
Mahood graduated with honors from Mills College in Oakland, CA with a double major in international relations and German studies. In 1993, she accompanied her older sister Katherine when she was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship to Altenberg, Germany. Mahood returned to Germany in 1998/1999 on a study abroad program to Munich, Germany.
This past summer Mahood worked as an intern at Wilson, Sonsini, Goodrich & Rosoti in Palo Alto, CA in intellectual property litigation. She plans on attending law school after her Fulbright.
Mahood is one of approximately 2,000 U.S. grantees who will travel abroad for the 2000/2001 academic year through the Fulbright Program. Established in 1946 under legislation introduced by the late Senator J. William Fulbright of Arkansas, the program's purpose is to build mutual understanding between the peoples of the United States and the rest of the world.
The Fulbright Program, America's flagship international educational exchange program, is sponsored by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, United States Department for State. For 54 years, Fulbright programs have exchanged nearly a quarter of a million people � 86,000 Americans, who have studied, taught or researched abroad and more than 144,000 students, schools and professionals from other countries who have engaged in similar activities in the United States.