Amy Karnik, a Gillette resident who received her bachelor's degree in international studies from The Johns Hopkins University on May 20, has been awarded a grant from the Fulbright Student Program for the 2004-2005 academic year. She is one of seven Johns Hopkins students and graduates this spring to receive a Fulbright grant, one of the most prestigious awards in academia.
Karnik, 21, will use her Fulbright to travel to Malaysia to study the integration of the ASEAN common market using the Malaysian electronics industry as a case study. She is the founder of the Hopkins Diplomat, the first undergraduate journal on international affairs. She has worked in the Maryland governor's office and conducted independent research in India, where she was born. Karnik also studied abroad at the university s campus in Bologna, Italy.
Created in 1946, the Fulbright Program aims to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and other countries through the exchange of people, knowledge and skills. The program awards approximately 1,000 grants annually and currently operates in more than 140 countries. Successful U.S. applicants utilize their grants to undertake self-designed programs in a broad range of disciplines including the social sciences, business, communication, performing arts, physical sciences, engineering and education.
Karnik is the daughter of Pratap Karnik and Pranati Pratap of Gillette, N.J. For more information on the Fulbright program, go to www.iie.org.
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