Matthew Cappetta ’14 has been selected for a Fulbright award to study in Nepal for the 2019-2020 academic year.
Devoted to increasing mutual understanding between the people of the United States and other countries, the Fulbright is considered the world’s largest and most diverse international educational exchange program. Established in 1946, the J. William Fulbright Scholarship Board has awarded approximately 390,000 individuals the Fulbright Scholarship in the past 73 years.
Currently studying at Fordham University in New York, Matthew now has the opportunity to “work collaboratively with international partners in educational, political, cultural, economic and scientific fields,” as well as engage with the local community in which he’ll be staying.
The award, named for the late Senator William Fulbright who served in the U.S. Senate from 1945 – 1974, espouses the goal of “developing international understanding, open communication and long-term cooperative relationships. Recipients exemplify the qualities of service, leadership and excellence.”
The Bishop’s School is an independent, coeducational college-preparatory day school for students in grades six through twelve who live throughout San Diego County. Founded in 1909, the School is affiliated with the Episcopal church.