Travis W. Holloway has been awarded a Fulbright U.S. Student Program scholarship to study philosophy in Germany. He was named a Graduate Fellow by the Fulbright Commission and will receive a research grant to study at the Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg. Holloway is one of more than 1,500 U.S. citizens who will travel abroad through the Fulbright U.S. Student Program during the 2010-2011 academic year.
“Travis is a thoughtful and inventive student who thinks globally about international trends in philosophy,” said Department of Philosophy Chair Robert P. Crease. “He spends as much time as he can in Europe, brushing up on languages and studying with preeminent philosophers there. This is a wonderful opportunity for him, and he is the perfect person for it.”
Holloway entered the Ph.D. program in philosophy at Stony Brook in fall 2007. He holds a B.A. from Belmont University and an M.A. from Boston College, where he received the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences School Award. He has studied at the University of Paris-IV (La Sorbonne), the Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg in Germany, and Lingnan University in Hong Kong.
The Fulbright Program is the flagship international educational exchange program sponsored by the U.S. government and is designed to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries. Recipients of Fulbright grants are selected on the basis of academic or professional achievement, as well as demonstrated leadership potential in their fields. The Program operates in more than 155 countries worldwide.
Fulbright alumni have achieved distinction in government, science, the arts, business, philanthropy, education, and athletics. Forty Fulbright alumni from 11 countries have been awarded the Nobel Prize, and 75 alumni have received Pulitzer Prizes.