03 May UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO SWIMMER YIFAN MAO NAMED FULBRIGHT SCHOLAR
University of Chicago swimmer Yifan Mao has been named a Fulbright Scholar for the fellowship year of 2020-2021, the organization announced on Wednesday.
The Fulbright Program is a United States Cultural Exchange Program that, among other things, provides scholarships for about 2,000 American students annually to research, study, or teach annually for one academic year. The program was funded by the United States Congress after World War 2, using the sale of surplus war property to “fund the promotion of international goodwill through the exchange of students in the fields of education, culture, and science.” As part of the program, American students can travel to more than 140 countries worldwide.
Mao will be travelling to do sickle cell disease (SCD) public health research at Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH) in Nigeria. She’ll also work as a swim instructor at Swimpro Nigeria