2014 Fulbright Scholarship recipient
UofL senior Hunter Pittman has received a Fulbright English Teaching Assistant scholarship to Brazil where he will teach English. The Hopkinsville native has already traveled abroad extensively through internships and conferences. He has been to India, Japan, Greece and the Philippines. The anthropology and sport administration double major also has worked with at-risk youth, using sports to enhance their development.
The U.S. Student Fulbright Program is a federally sponsored international, educational and cultural exchange that recognizes academic merit and leadership potential. The program promotes mutual understanding between the people of the United States and those in more than 155 countries throughout the world. Fulbrights are considered one of the most prominent awards in academia.
“I am very grateful for the opportunities that both the university and city of Louisville have afforded me with classes, financial aid, internships, and other extra-curricular opportunities for involvement,” said Pittman. “This new opportunity will allow me to represent the university, as well as our country, in continued service to others.”
- Areas of study: Will graduate from UofL in May 2014 with a double major in anthropology, College of Arts and Sciences, and sport administration, College of Education and Human Development
- Collegiate recognition and honors:Henry Vogt Scholarship winner (formerly known as the Hallmark Scholars).
- Hometown: Hopkinsville
- High school: Hopkinsville High School
Parents: Mardi and Lucky Pittman, both of Hopkinsville