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A Cambodian student studying in the United States under the auspices of the U.S.United States chosen for this highly competitive program. government’s J. William Fulbright Scholarship Program has been selected to participate in the prestigious Fulbright-Lehman Brothers “Outstanding New Leaders in Finance” Program. Ms. Noun Monisophorn is one of nine students from among Fulbright Scholars across the United States chosen for this highly competitive program.
The Fulbright-Lehman Brothers program will provide a formative professional experience to nine accomplished students with Lehman Brothers, the global investment bank. The program will provide the 2007 Fulbright-Lehman Brothers awardees, 7 women and 2 men from 8 different countries, with $15,000 scholarships towards the cost of their graduate degrees and the opportunity to participate in the Lehman Brothers summer associate program, in addition to their Fulbright grants. During this 10-week program, they will receive special leadership training and networking opportunities.
Ms. Noun Monisophorn is pursuing a Master’s in Business Administration at Brandeis University, International Business School. She graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from the Royal University of Law and Economics in Phnom Penh in 2005 and also holds a Bachelor’s degree in Education (B.ED, TESL) from the Institute of Foreign Languages, the Royal University of Phnom Penh.
“This is a once in a lifetime opportunity,” said Ms. Noun. “I’m extremely excited to be at Lehman Brothers this summer and feel very fortunate to be given this chance to work at such a prestigious firm,” she added. Ms. Noun spent six months at a private firm in Cambodia as a financial management trainee before taking up her studies in the U.S. on a Fulbright Scholarship. She hopes to return to Cambodia to work at a banking concern before perhaps serving at an organization such as the World Bank or International Monetary Fund.
The Fulbright Program is the world-renowned, flagship international educational program supported by the people of the United States sponsored by the U.S. Department of State. The Fulbright Program has provided more than 279,000 participants with the opportunity to study, teach and conduct research, to exchange ideas and to contribute to finding solutions to shared international concerns. The Program has brought some of the world’s finest minds to U.S. campuses, and offered the future leaders of scores of foreign countries an insight into U.S. society and values. Since 1994, 84 Cambodian students have been awarded a Fulbright Scholarship to pursue their graduate studies in various fields in the U.S.