Ariela Hazan,  Macaulay Honors College at Hunter College has won a Fulbright Fellowship.  © Audrey C. Tiernan

Ariela Hazan, Macaulay Honors College at Hunter College has won a Fulbright Fellowship. © Audrey C. Tiernan

Macaulay Honors College student Ariela Hazan ’14 of Hunter College has earned a Fulbright English Teaching Assistant award. She will join a classroom in Taiwan to provide assistance to teachers of English and serve as a cultural ambassador for U.S. culture. Regarded as one the most prestigious awards programs in the world, the Fulbright Program is the U.S. government’s flagship international exchange program.

Hazan graduates with a Biology major and three years of laboratory experience funded by a Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) Scholarship. Her study abroad has taken her to Chengdu, China where she studied Chinese during a summer semester.

2014 has been a record-breaking year for Macaulay Honors College, with more students earning prestigious awards than ever before. Hazan is among nine Macaulay students to win Fulbright awards. Others have garnered National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships, a Luce scholarship and more.

“We are especially thrilled to have our students recognized among the most intellectually curious and high-performing students in the country,” said University Dean Ann Kirschner. “It is gratifying to see their hard work and intense preparation recognized nationally and we look forward to their future contributions in their chosen fields.”

About Macaulay Honors College

Macaulay Honors College at The City University of New York offers exceptional students a uniquely personalized education with access to the vast resources of the nation’s largest urban university and New York City itself.   Selected for their academic and leadership potential, Macaulay students receive a full-tuition scholarship, a laptop and technology support, and an Opportunities Fund to pursue global learning and service opportunities. Macaulay students enroll in one of eight CUNY senior colleges (Baruch, Brooklyn, City, Hunter, John Jay, Lehman, Queens and the College of Staten Island). For more information, see


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