New BME alumna receives 2020-21 Fulbright Scholarship

A Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering alumna received a grant offer from the Fulbright U.S. Student Program for 2020-21. Madeleine Henderson is one of three engineering awardees among nine Purdue University students and alumni to receive offers this year.
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Alumna Madeleine Henderson was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship for 2020-2021

From Trenton, Illinois, Henderson was selected for a Fulbright to teach English in India. She was awarded the scholarship before she graduated in May 2020 from the College of Engineering and the Honors College with a major in biomedical engineering. She focuses on sustainability, a field she intends to enter as an engineer in the biomedical industry. Her experience in this regard includes serving in the Purdue Student Sustainability Council, which in turn included partnerships with the City of West Lafayette and the Go Greener Commission.

Fulbright student grants fully fund a post-baccalaureate year for graduate students and alumni to forge international bonds through research, graduate study or teaching English abroad. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic’s effects on international travel, the Fulbright U.S. Student Program has delayed the start of these grants to Jan. 1, 2021.

Source: Purdue News Service