A Walla Wallan is among 16 University of Washington students and alumni who received Fulbright U.S. Student Program scholarship awards for the 2019-20 academic year, and one has been named an alternate, joining about 1,900 students and recent graduates around the country who will study and teach abroad this coming year.
Walla Walla High School Class of 2014 alumna Hannah Hampson is one of 14 UW students who received an undergraduate/bachelor’s level Fulbright for the 2019-20 year. She will start this research in March/April 2020 at the University of Santiago, Chile.
Fulbright is the largest U.S. international exchange program offering opportunities for U.S. students to undertake international graduate study, advanced research and teaching in elementary and secondary schools worldwide.
Hannah earned her bachelor of science in civil and environmental engineering in December 2018 from the UW. She is currently traveling in Chile and Argentina but will come home in July and then start her masters program in civil and environmental engineering at Stanford (Calif.) University in August. Her studies and research have been in hydrology and atmospheric science.
For the past several years, the UW has been named a top producer of Fulbright students and scholars, ranked by The Chronicle of Higher Education each February.
UW undergraduate Fulbright student recipients or recent alumni will travel to countries such as India, Chile and Kosovo to take part in research and teaching assistantships for the academic year. Two graduate-level students will travel to Brazil and Mauritius.
Hannah is the daughter of Dr. David and Theresa Hampson of Walla Walla.