The Fulbright Foreign Student Program enables approximately 2,000 individuals from more than 140 countries to study in the United States each year, and the new Lehman Brothers award will identify and honor the most exceptional students studying finance, banking and economics. The Fulbright-Lehman Brothers program will provide a formative professional experience to nine accomplished students in one of the world's most innovative financial institutions.
A grant from Lehman Brothers will provide the 2007 Fulbright-Lehman Brothers awardees, 7 women and 2 men from 8 different countries, with $15,000 scholarships towards the cost of their graduate degrees and the opportunity to participate in the Lehman Brothers summer associate program, in addition to their Fulbright grants. While at the Firm, the students will attend a special orientation session and leadership training. In addition, alumni activities will be offered to ensure that students remain connected with each other and Lehman Brothers following the conclusion of the program.
"It is a privilege for us to be able to recognize these students, who are some of the brightest young talent in the world," said Co-Chief Administrative Officer, Scott J. Freidheim. "This program is a terrific opportunity for these scholars to meet and work with their peers from around the world, and accelerate their development in finance. It is a great investment in the next generation of international finance leaders, and we are proud to collaborate with Fulbright and the IIE to accomplish this goal."
The Fulbright-Lehman Brothers Program is open to all participants in the Fulbright Foreign Student Program who are pursuing their graduate degrees in finance, banking and economics at U.S. universities. The program aims to develop a new and diverse generation of finance leaders, from countries including those that are developing their finance sectors.
The Fulbright Program is administered by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the United States Department of State under policy guidelines established by the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board (FSB) and in cooperation with a number of foreign governments and private organizations.
"The Lehman Brothers partnership with the Fulbright Program will give young men and women from around the world an opportunity to work with some of the most successful business leaders in America," said Under Secretary of State for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs Karen Hughes, who oversees the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs and the Fulbright Program. "Fulbright is our flagship academic program, and this partnership will add immeasurable value to the careers of these rising young leaders."
The new awards will be administered by the Institute of International Education, which has administered major components of the Fulbright Program for the U.S. Department of State since its inception over 60 years ago
"One of the keys to leadership development is the synergy that is created when Fulbright students have the opportunity to meet, to exchange views and ideas, and to learn from other leaders in a global context," said IIE President Allan E. Goodman. "The new Fulbright-Lehman Brothers Program exemplifies the leadership training elements and the public-private partnerships that make the Fulbright Program unique."
The following nine students have been selected to participate in the 2007 Fulbright-Lehman Brothers Program:
- Yusra Baloch, a Fulbright graduate student from Pakistan, is pursuing a Master's in Finance at George Washington University. Ms. Baloch holds a B.S. in Computer Science from Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS) in Pakistan.
- Vindya Jayasekera, a Fulbright graduate student from Sri Lanka, is pursuing a Master's in Finance at the University of Illinois. Ms. Jayasekera holds a B.S. in Civil Engineering from the University of Moratuwa in Sri Lanka.
- Rosa Lyn Joy Way Bueno, a Fulbright graduate student from Peru, is pursuing a Master's in Business Administration at Georgetown University. Ms. Joy Way Bueno holds an International Diploma in Finance from the University of California at Berkeley and a B.A. in Economics from the Universidad del Pacifico in Peru.
- Pinar Solakoglu, a Fulbright graduate student from Turkey, is pursuing a Master's in Business Administration at Boston College. Ms. Solakoglu holds a B.S. in Economics from Middle East Technical University.
- Maria Tamayo, a Fulbright graduate student from Colombia, is pursuing a Master's in Finance at Boston College. Ms. Tamayo holds a degree in Managerial Engineering from Escuela De Ingenieria de Antioquia.
- Judith Vanderhorst, a Fulbright graduate student from Dominican Republic, is pursuing a Master's in Business Administration at Georgetown University. Ms. Vanderhorst holds a B.A. in Economics from Instituto Tecnologico de Santo Domingo.
- Manuel Vericat, a Fulbright graduate student from Spain, is pursuing a Master's in Business Administration at Harvard University. Mr. Vericat holds a Master of Science degree in Civil Engineering from Universidad Politencia de Catalunya.
- Luis I. GÃ³mez, a Fulbright graduate student from Colombia, is pursuing a Master's in International Finance at Brandeis University. Mr. Gomez received his M.S. in Economics from Universidad de los Andes in Colombia and a B.A. in Business Administration from Universidad EAFIT in Colombia.
- Noun Monisophorn, a Fulbright graduate student from Cambodia, is pursuing a Master's in Business Administration at Brandeis University. Ms. Monisophorn received her B.A. in Economics with a concentration in Finance and Banking from the Royal University in Phnom Penh, Cambodia.
The Fulbright Program is the world-renowned, flagship international educational program supported by the people of the United States and people in partner countries around the world and sponsored by the U.S. Department of State. The Fulbright Program has provided more than 279,000 participants with the opportunity to study, teach and conduct research, to exchange ideas and to contribute to finding solutions to shared international concerns. The Program has brought some of the world's finest minds to U.S. campuses, and offered the future leaders of scores of foreign countries an insight into U.S. society and values. For further information, see: http://www.fulbrightonline.org .
Lehman Brothers (ticker symbol: LEH), an innovator in global finance, serves the financial needs of corporations, governments and municipalities, institutional clients, and high net worth individuals worldwide. Founded in 1850, Lehman Brothers maintains leadership positions in investment banking, equity and fixed income sales, trading and research, private investment management, asset management and private equity. The Firm is headquartered in New York, with regional headquarters in London and Tokyo, and operates in a network of offices around the world. For further information about Lehman Brothers' services, products and recruitment opportunities, visit the Firm's Web site at: http://www.lehman.com .
The Institute of International Education (IIE) is a world leader in the international exchange of people and ideas. Its expertise enables institutions and individuals to build capacity in their home countries and regions. IIE designs and implements over 200 programs of study and training for students, educators, young professionals and trainees from all sectors with funding from government and private sources. IIE also conducts policy research and provides advice and counseling on international educational opportunities abroad. The Institute of International Education has a network of 18 offices worldwide, over 850 college and university members, and more than 5,000 volunteers. Information about IIE can be obtained from http://www.iie.org or by contacting: Deborah Gardner, Halstead Communications for IIE, 212-734-2190,email@example.com.