Fulbright Scholarships for Four Macaulay Honors College Students

Macaulay Honors College at The City University of New York is pleased to announce that Maneesha Bhugwansing, ’14 (Baruch College), Norine Chan, ’17 (Hunter College ) John Wetmore, ’17 (Hunter) and Alexandra (Sasha) Whittaker,’17 (City College) have received Fulbright Scholarship awards. The Fulbright U.S. Student Program offers research, study and teaching opportunities in over 140 countries to recent graduates and graduate students.

Maneesha Bhugwansing

Maneesha Bhugwansing has won a Fulbright Scholarship to study at Maastricht University in the Netherlands. Maneesha graduated with a degree in International Business and will use the Fulbright award to complete her Master’s degree in Economics. Her area of interest is economic development. Maneesha’s parents arrived in this country more than 30 years ago from Surinam and they currently live in Jamaica, Queens.


Norine Chan

Norine Chan has won a Fulbright English Teaching Assistant award to teach English in Taiwan to elementary and secondary school students. Norine is majoring in Psychology with a concentration in Behavioral Neuroscience and plans to pursue a career in medicine and public health. Her mother was born in Taiwan and her father was born in Hong Kong, and each has a graduate school degree. Norine’s family resides in Gravesend in Brooklyn.

Alexandra Whittaker

Sasha Whittaker is the recipient of a Fulbright Study/Research Grant to Poland. She will spend nine months at Adam Mickiewicz University (UAM) in Poznań to research post-World War II Polish photography. Sasha, who graduates from Macaulay and City College this June with a BA degree, will also take courses at the UAM Institute of Art History and study Polish. In addition, the Riverdale, Bronx resident is a Lisa Goldberg/Revson Scholar and a Horace W. Goldsmith Scholar at Macaulay.

John Wetmore

John Wetmore has won a Fulbright Secondary Teaching Assistantship Fellowship. Wetmore has a double major in Psychology and Classical Studies; he has a minor in Chemistry. His goal is to pursue a career in public health, specifically in biostatics. As a Fulbright award-winner, he will be working in Colegio Decroly, a secondary school in Spain.

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 the largest city, New York City. Selected for their top high school records and leadership potential, Macaulay students receive a full tuition scholarship*, a laptop and technology support, and exclusive access to apply for grants from a Macaulay fund to pursue global learning, research and service opportunities. Macaulay students enroll in one of eight CUNY senior colleges: Baruch, Brooklyn, City, Hunter, John Jay, Lehman, and Queens Colleges and the College of Staten Island. For more information, see macaulay.cuny.edu.

*Students must meet CUNY NYS residency requirements for in-state tuition to receive the Macaulay tuition scholarship.