Texas Tech Student Receives Fulbright Award

Written by Kelly Kleinsteuber

 Texas Tech student Brent Newsom received a Fulbright Grant from the U.S. Student Fulbright program sponsored by the U.S. Department of State.


Newsom, who is working on his doctoral degree in creative writing, received the grant to complete a novel while living in China. Tentatively titled “Saving Face,” Newsom’s novel follows an American man who abruptly moves to China in order to escape the difficulties of his crumbling marriage. He will begin his 10 month stay in Jan. 2010.


Newsom received one of the 1,498 grants available for the 2009/2010 grant cycle, according to the 2009/2010 US Student Fulbright brochure. Henoted on his application that “immersion in Chinese culture and interaction with Chinese citizens will be integral to making this novel of cross-cultural concern detailed, vivid and realistic.”


The Fulbright U.S. Student Programoffers fellowships for U.S. graduating college seniors, graduate students, young professionals and artists to study abroad for one academic year.


CONTACT: Jane Bell, Fulbright program advisor, (806) 742-2974, or jane.bell@ttu.edu