Beekman ’15 to Participate in Summer Fulbright Program in England

May 11th, 2012 by 


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Tim Beekman ’15, an accounting major from Basking Ridge, N.J., has received a place on a Fulbright Summer Institute to study at Newcastle University in England from July 8 to August 13. The Fulbright Summer Institute is one of the most prestigious and selective summer scholarship programs operating worldwide.

He is among six participants from universities across the United States who will spend four weeks studying how the European economy fits into the global picture. The program, titled “Doing Business in Europe,” will involve courses focused on understanding European business strategies, identifying the cultural differences that exist between Europe, America, and Asia, and exploring European Union Regulations and their relationship to business.

Students in the program will also visit key sites in Edinburgh, York, Hadrian’s Wall, and Lindisfarne. Beekman, who has never been on an airplane before, is particularly excited for the opportunity to see England and develop his global aptitude.

At Holy Cross, Beekman is a member of the prebusiness program, Mulledy House Council and Finance Club. He also volunteers in the Office of Admissions as a greeter. He plans to pursue an M.B.A. after his time at Holy Cross.

Beekman was selected from a strong applicant pool. The Fulbright commission selects participants through a rigorous application and interview process. In making these awards, the commission looks not only for academic excellence but a focused application, a range of extracurricular and community activities, demonstrated ambassadorial skills, a desire to further the Fulbright Program and a plan to give back to the recipient’s home country upon returning.

Created by treaty in 1948, the U.S.-U.K. Fulbright Commission is the only bi-lateral,
transatlantic scholarship program, offering awards and summer programs for study or research in any field, at any accredited U.S. or U.K. university. The commission is part of the Fulbright program conceived by Senator J. William Fulbright.

The U.K. Summer Institutes are a new initiative, designed to introduce students to the United Kingdom, while also developing their academic skills and encouraging leadership.

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