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Former Owen Electric Cooperative Scholarship recipient awarded a major international scholarship

Brandt Coleman has been selected for a graduate study scholarship in the Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst (DAAD) program, out of hundreds of international applicants according to a news release. The award will support Brandt’s enrollment in the Master of Science degree in Global Change Ecology at the Universität Bayreuth in Bavaria. No more than twenty students a year are admitted into the program which is included in the Elite Network of Bavaria. In addition to the master’s study, the award provides a monthly stipend, travel subsidies to and from Germany, funds to cover study-related travel to special science schools and supplemental programs along with health, accident, and personal liability insurance coverage. Most recently Brandt was selected for the winter science school at the University of Jyväskylä in Finland where he studied Boreal Winter Ecology and Molecular Evolution. He is currently completing research for his Master of Science thesis.

Coleman is a Summa cum Laude and University Honors Scholar graduate of the University of Louisville with degrees in environmental analysis, marine biology (New College of Florida in Sarasota and the Universität of Rostock in Germany), and environmental anthropology.

Brandt is a U.S. State Department Fellow to Germany alumnus of the Congress-Bundestag for Young Professionals Program and returns to Germany for his graduate studies.

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