Passionate about making a difference in the world, Richard Berman is a two-time recipient of the Fulbright Scholarship. The former President of Manhattanville College, Richard Berman maintains a commitment to improving educational opportunities at both a national and an international level. As such, Mr. Berman was awarded his first Fulbright Commission grant in 2006 to travel to Uganda. During his tenure there, he worked with school officials to develop a leadership training program for Kabale University.

In 2010, he received a Fulbright Scholar Program grant to travel to Rwanda, where he not only worked with the Rector of the National University of Rwanda, but also provided consultancy services to the President of the country in the area of health care.

About the Fulbright Scholarship

One of the most well-known government-sponsored scholarship programs in the world, the Fulbright Scholarship was established in 1946 to foster international understanding in a post-war society. The Fulbright Scholarship essentially functions as an international educational exchange program, with around 8,000 grants awarded annually to individuals in more than 155 countries around the world.

Fulbright grants are awarded to a wide variety of students, scholars, and teachers from varying disciplines, including the humanities, performing and visual arts, and mathematics. Since its inception, the Fulbright Scholarship has implemented a number of different grant programs, including those designed specifically around academic study, teaching, public policy, research, and consulting.

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