Phillips Receives Fulbright Award

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Publication Date: 6/30/2008


Rhodes alumna Elizabeth “Lizzie" Phillips has been awarded a Fulbright U.S. Student scholarship to the Philippines in economic development. Working with microfinance practitioners and Ateneo de Manila University professors, she will explore the social impact of microsavings services. 

Phillips received a B.A. degree in economics and international studies in 2007. A native of Little Rock, AR., she currently is working with Unitus, a non-governmental organization, in Bangalore, India.

The Fulbright Program, America’s highly prestigious international educational exchange sponsor, is administered by the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. Established in 1946 under legislation introduced by Arkansas Senator J. William Fulbright, the program awards grants to students, scholars, administrators and professionals to study, teach, lecture or conduct research abroad.

Phillips is one of more than 1,450 U.S. citizens who will participate in the Fulbright U.S. Student Program during the 2008-2009 academic year.