Conakry, August 18, 2021
For Immediate Release
U.S. Embassy Chargé d’Affaires a.i. Steven Koutsis and Public Affairs Officer Gaïna Dávila congratulated on Thursday, August 12, three Guinean recipients of the Fulbright Foreign Student Program for the academic year 2021-2022. The Fulbright scholarship offers talented university graduates the opportunity to pursue higher education in American institutions.
The three recipients are N’Dèye Rokhaya Sow, Alhassane Yattara, and Mamadou Abdoulaye Diallo. N’Dèye Rokhaya Sow will pursue a Master’s Degree in Business Administration at Rochester Institute of Technology in New York. Alhassane Yattara will obtain a Master’s Degree in Finance at Clark University at Worcester, Massachusetts. Mamadou Abdoulaye Diallo will pursue a Master’s Degree in Public Health at Georgia State University. Through the Fulbright Program and other U.S. Government programs, the U.S. Embassy in Conakry supports and empowers high achieving emerging leaders like N’Dèye Rokhaya Sow, Alhassane Yattara, and Mamadou Abdoulaye Diallo. The U.S. Embassy Conakry will continue to advance and support the educational pursuits of Guinean youth.
Background on the Fulbright Program
The Fulbright Program, named after Senator J. William Fulbright, was created in 1946 to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries. It encompasses numerous student and teacher exchange programs. The program has allowed tens of thousands of university students and teachers to bring different cultures and civilizations together. It is today considered the most important and diverse educational exchange program in the world. Almost 6,000 scholarships are granted each year to Americans and to citizens of more than 140 countries around the world. The objective of the program, since its inception, has been to promote mutual understanding between American citizens and citizens of other countries. The American government offers a certain number of Fulbright scholarships for Guinean students and teachers in all fields as part of their commitment to educational exchange.
The Fulbright program is managed by the American government and administered by the Department of States Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, by the Fulbright Commission, and by the Department of Education. These governmental bodies collaborate with organizations such as the Institute of International Education (IIE) and the Council for International Exchange of Scholars-CIES.