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Luther alumni gets Fulbright Award

Posted: Wed, May 28, 2014 3:38 PM

The Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board has selected Maddy Kofoed as the fourth Luther graduate to receive a Fulbright award for the 2014-15 academic year.

The highly competitive Fulbright foreign scholarship award provides funds for a year's educational experience abroad, including travel, health insurance and a monthly stipend to cover living expenses.

Kofoed, the daughter of Lisa and Brian Kofoed of Apple Valley, Minnesota, is a 2014 graduate of Luther College with a degree in Spanish and biology.

She will serve as an English teaching assistant in Argentina to fulfill her Fulbright award.

The Fulbright is sponsored by the State Department and is the largest U.S. international exchange program, offering opportunities for students, scholars and professionals to undertake international graduate study, advanced research, university teaching, and teaching in elementary and secondary schools worldwide.