Samir Kušmić

2019 Fulbright Scholar

Samir Kušmić

Samir Kušmić

Samir Kušmić has earned a Fulbright Research Award to study in Germany. He will study the galaxy population of different epochs at University of Heidelberg.

The U.S. Student Fulbright Program, a federally sponsored international, educational and cultural exchange, recognizes academic merit and leadership potential. The program promotes mutual understanding between U.S. residents and people in more than 155 countries worldwide. Fulbrights are among the most prestigious awards in higher education


This allows a seemingly inconvenient student pursue his dream into researching the unknowns of galaxies, allowing one major step into greater merit and greater connections. This is a grand jump-start to a career in astrophysics.”

Collegiate experience

  • Areas of Study:

    • Graduated May, 2019, from the College of Arts & Sciences with a degree in physics

Inspired By

Dr. Benne Holwerda, Dr. Gerard Williger, and Dr. David Brown. Dr. Holwerda let me research under him, Dr. Williger pushed and taught us about what it means to be a good astrophysicist, and Dr. Brown helped with class selection through physics.

Hometown information

  • Hometown:

    Louisville, Kentucky

  • High school:

    Atherton High School (2015)

  • Parents:

    Semijad and Zilha Kušmić of Louisville