Middletown Student Receives Fulbright Grant

Robert R. Gatehouse of Middletown, Conn., has been awarded a Fulbright grant by the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board to teach English and study in Chemnitz, Germany. The grant will pay Gatehouse’s travel and living expenses during the 1997-98 academic year.

Gatehouse graduated cum laude from Bates College on May 26 with a bachelor of arts degree in history and a secondary concentration in German. He was a dean’s list student and a member of the Bates water polo team. In 1994, he spent a semester studying in Berlin with the Bates Berlin Program. In 1996, he spent a semester studying in Regensburg, Germany, with a Wesleyan University program. A graduate of Middletown High School, he is the son of Robert and Susan Gatehouse, 3 Red Orange Road.

Gatehouse is one of approximately 1,600 U.S. grantees who will travel abroad for the 1997-98 ac ear under the Fulbright program. Established under Congressional legislation introduced by former Senator J. William Fulbright of Arkansas, the program is designed to increase mutual understanding between citizens of the United States and other countries.

Under the Fulbright program, some 4,000 grants are awarded each year to American students, teachers and scholars to study, teach and conduct research around the world. Individuals are selected on the basis of academic and professional qualifications, as well as their ability and willingness to share ideas and experiences with people of diverse cultures.

Located midway between the coast and mountains in south-central Maine, Bates is a 142-year old undergraduate college of the liberal arts and sciences and is rated among the top 25 national liberal arts colleges by U.S. News & World Report. Bates offers majors in 23 academic departments and six interdisciplinary programs and encourages independent study, research with faculty members and participation in off-campus programs. Bates does not require standardized-test results for admission.

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