Melissa DeLury ’06 Receives Fulbright Award

May 12 2017

Congratulations to Melissa DeLury ‘06, who has received a Fulbright U.S. Student Program award to India in Education from the U.S. Department of State and the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board!

Melissa will conduct research and support the teaching of English at the Indian Institute of Technology at Indore as part of a project to explore the effectiveness of the Indian Right to Education Act and assess possible barriers to accessing schools.

She is one of 1,900 U.S. citizens who will conduct research, teach English, and provide expertise abroad for the 2017-2018 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.

When asked to reflect upon the role Kellenberg Memorial has played in her life, Melissa said, “Kellenberg provided a very encouraging atmosphere for me to explore and deepen my faith. Since graduating, I used this strong foundation to practice my faith by participating in service trips, both domestic and international, and professional experiences that sought to improve livelihoods through education. I also developed a strong work ethic that enabled me to succeed both at Saint Anselm College for my undergraduate studies and Trinity College Dublin for my graduate studies.”

Melissa holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in History from Saint Anselm College and a Master of Arts degree in International Peace Studies from Trinity College, Dublin. She most recently worked as a Program Assistant at City University of New York’s School of Professional Studies. Prior to that, Melissa interned at No Peace Without Justice, which is based at the United Nations, and the International Crisis Group, a think tank working on the prevention of deadly conflict worldwide.

Fulbright alumni have achieved distinction in many fields, including 57 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.

Congratulations, Melissa!