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Fulbright UK Summer Institute Award Goes to Hendrix College Art Student


CONWAY, Arkansas (April 26, 2024)—Hendrix College art major Campbell Christensen ’26 has received a place on the Fulbright UK Summer Institute to study at the Glasgow School of Art and the University of Strathclyde in the UK at one of the most prestigious and selective summer scholarship programs operating worldwide.

Christensen, who is a Hendrix-Murphy Scholar in Literature and Language at Hendrix, has been selected by the US-UK Fulbright Commission to experience the UK on a three-week summer program. Through lectures, seminars and study visits, participants will learn about the development of Scotland as a technological nation and an innovative and creative society. Participants will consider the forces that have shaped the past and are shaping the future of Scotland as a technological, innovative, and creative society. They will gain a deeper understanding of the cultural role of Scottish institutions, historic spaces and places, national galleries and museums and the evolution of Scotland’s place in the world. Participants will also have free time in Glasgow and Edinburgh to experience the distinct cultural ambiance and atmosphere of Scotland’s largest city and its capital city.  

The Summer Institutes form part of the US-UK Fulbright Commission’s work to promote compassionate leadership, learning and empathy between nations through educational exchange.   

“I am beyond grateful to have the opportunity to study at two incredibly prestigious universities in Scotland this summer,” Campbell said. “I hope this work will enable me to explore more about the intertwined nature of art, identity, technology, and culture. I look forward to engaging in interesting conversations with my peers and mentors during this trip and coming back to Hendrix and sharing some of the cultural traditions that I learned while abroad.”  

Fulbright UK Summer Institutes cover participants’ major costs and provide them with a distinctive support and cultural education program, including comprehensive pre-departure guidance, enrichment opportunities in country and an opportunity to be part of the Fulbright alumni network.  

The Commission selects participants through a rigorous application and interview process. In making these awards, the Commission looks not only for academic excellence but also a focused application, a range of extracurricular and community activities, demonstrated ambassadorial skills, and a plan to give back to the recipient’s home country upon returning. 

“Cultural exchange is a truly transformative experience, and I am excited to see this year’s UK Summer Institutes participants embark on this journey of immersing themselves in British academia and culture,” said Maria Balinska, Executive Director of the US-UK Fulbright Commission. “I’m confident this experience will leave a lasting impression on both the participants and on those they meet and connect with during their time here.”  

About Hendrix College 

Founded in 1876, Hendrix College is featured in Colleges That Change Lives: 40 Schools That Will Change the Way You Think About Colleges and celebrated among the country’s leading liberal arts colleges for academic quality, engaged learning opportunities and career preparation, vibrant campus life, and value. The Hendrix College Warriors compete in 21 NCAA Division III sports. Hendrix has been affiliated with the United Methodist Church since 1884. Learn more at    

“… Through engagement that links the classroom with the world, and a commitment to diversity, inclusion, justice, and sustainable living, the Hendrix community inspires students to lead lives of accomplishment, integrity, service, and joy.” —Hendrix College Statement of Purpose 

About the US-UK Fulbright Commission 

The US-UK Fulbright Commission works to advance knowledge, promote civic engagement and develop compassionate leaders through education exchange between the peoples of the US and the UK. It is the only academic awards programme that operates on both sides of the Atlantic, providing grants for postgraduate study, research and teaching. Since its incepting in 1948, tens of thousands of British and American citizens have participated in our programmes, enriching their educations, developing relationships, advancing their careers and making a difference in their communities, at home and abroad. The Fulbright Program of awards is now considered amongst the most prestigious scholarship awards globally, with 60 Nobel Laureates and 39 Heads of State/Government within its 390,000 global alumni. 

About the UK Summer Institutes 

Each year, the Commission supports up to 60 US undergraduate students to undertake demanding academic and cultural summer programmes at leading institutions in the UK.  

This year we are hosting the following seven Summer Institute programmes at host institutions across the UK: University of Bristol Summer Institute, University of Bristol Black Humanities Summer Institute, University of Exeter Summer Institute, Queen’s University Belfast Summer Institute, the Scotland Summer Institute (at the Glasgow School of Art and the University of Strathclyde), University of St Andrews Summer Institute and the Aberystwyth University Summer Institute in Wales. For more information, visit: