Grant to the Fulbright Foundation in support of its programme for the professional training of Greek teachers of Secondary Education. Specifically, the first “Paul and Alexandra Canellopoulos Foundation Scholarship” was awarded to Daphne Papadopoulou, a teacher from Leros who attended the professional training programme of the Study of the U.S. Institutes for Scholars and Secondary Educators at Amherst Massachusetts. The programme aims to familiarise students with the modern teaching methods employed in the USA.
The Fulbright Programme is a pioneering international programme of educational and cultural exchange, instituted in the United States in 1946 by Arkansas senator J. William Fulbright. The supranational character is a key feature of the Foundation, whose aim is to promote mutual understanding between Greece and the United States of America by providing opportunities for educational and cultural exchanges to Greek and American citizens — students, academics, scientists, researchers, artists and educators.
The scholars are selected by independent national committees on the basis of their academic and professional track record, personality, career and leadership skills.
Since 1948, when the implementation of the Programme started in Greece, the Fulbright Foundation has given over 4,700 scholarships to Greeks and Americans and has provided free advice about studying in the USA to thousands of citizens. The ranks of Fulbright scholars include Nobel and Pulitzer Prize winners, prime ministers and state leaders, professors and distinguished scientists, ambassadors, artists, high-court judges and leaders of corporations and organisations.