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Luther College graduate receives a Fulbright Scholarship

Posted: Sun, Sep 9, 2018 5:19 PM

2018 Luther College graduate Kristen Carlson has been selected for a 2018-19 Fulbright Scholarship.

The Fulbright Scholarship will allow Carlson to teach English in Latvia at Jazeps Vitols Latvian Music Academy and Riga Teika Secondary School in Riga.

Carlson is the daughter of Timothy and Kathleen Carlson of Austin, Minnesota.  She triple-majored in communication studies, music and philosophy at Luther.

"When I found out about the grant I was excited for the opportunity to spend an entire school year immersed in another culture. I have always been a naturally inquisitive and adventurous person, so the Fulbright grant meant that I would be able to teach and learn in an environment that would challenge and inspire me," said Carlson  
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.

For more information about the Fulbright Program, visit