Kingston '11 Receives Fulbright Award

Alec Kingston '11, a 2018 graduate of Georgetown University, has received a Fulbright U.S. Student Program award to Mexico City, Mexico from the U.S. Department of State and the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board. Alec will take part in the Fulbright-García Robles Binational Business Program, in which she will take Master’s business classes at ITAM and intern at a Mexican company.

Alec graduated from Shore Country Day School in 2011 and from Phillips Academy in 2014. She received a B.S. in Science, Technology & International Affairs with a concentration in Global Health and an International Development certificate, graduating from Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service magna cum laude. She was inducted into the Phi Beta Kappa Society and awarded the Carol Lancaster Award in International Development.

Kingston is one of over 1,900 U.S. citizens who will conduct research, teach English, and provide expertise abroad for the 2018-2019 academic year through the Fulbright U.S. Student Program. Recipients of Fulbright awards are selected on the basis of academic and professional achievement as well as record of service and leadership potential in their respective fields.

The Fulbright Program is the flagship international educational exchange program sponsored by the U.S. government and is designed to build lasting connections between the people of the United States and the people of other countries. The Fulbright Program is funded through an annual appropriation made by the U.S. Congress to the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. Participating governments and host institutions, corporations, and foundations around the world also provide direct and indirect support to the Program, which operates in over 160 countries worldwide.

Since its inception in 1946, the Fulbright Program has given more than 380,000 students, scholars, teachers, artists, professionals, and scientists the opportunity to study, teach and conduct research, exchange ideas, and contribute to finding solutions to shared international concerns.

Fulbrighters address critical global challenges in all areas while building relationships, knowledge, and leadership in support of the long-term interests of the United States. Fulbright alumni have achieved distinction in many fields, including 59 who have been awarded the Nobel Prize, 82 who have received Pulitzer Prizes, and 37 who have served as a head of state or government.
    • Alec Kingston

    • With parents Thomas Kingston and Bobbye Lou Sims, along with siblings Kyle '13 and Will '16.