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West Point's Fulbright Scholars​ ​


Steven A. Burroughs
(Class of 2013, Company F-3, Dublin, OH)
Fulbright Scholarship

Steven is a Life Sciences and Psychology major from Dublin, Ohio. He is in Company F-3 and served as the company’s Sandhurst squad leader. Steven is involved in APAC, Big Brothers Big Sisters, Catholic Sunday School and ACS. A future infantry officer, Steven will earn a Master’s in Public Health from the University of Queensland, Australia.


Hamid Nasir
(Class of 2013, Company C-4, Anchorage, AK)
Fulbright Scholarship

Cadet Hamid Nasir is a comparative politics and Arabic double major. Hamid served as the Chief of Staff for the Student Conference on United States Affairs, an annual four-day public and foreign policy conference. Hamid speaks Urdu, Hindi, and Punjabi and aspires to be a South Asian Foreign Area Officer in the U.S. Army.

Khalil Tawil
(Class of 2008, Company B-2, Gilbert, AZ)
Fulbright Scholarship
While earning his USMA degree in Economics, Khalil was able to participate in Operation Crossroads Africa and spend a semester abroad in Cairo. For graduate school, Khalil returned to Cairo to study Economic Growth and Development at the American University. He branched Infantry.
Nate Bastian
(Class of 2008, Company E-2, Danville, PA)
Fulbright Scholarship, National Science Foundation Fellowship 
At West Point, Nate majored in Engineering Management with Honors. Upon graduation, he joined the Medical Service Corps branch to serve as a MEDEVAC pilot. While in the Netherlands as a Fulbright Scholar, he earned a M.Sc. degree in Econometrics and Operations Research at Maastricht University. As a NSF Fellow, Nate will pursue a Ph.D. degree in Industrial Engineering and Operations Research. During his cadet years, Nate interned at the Institute for Creative Technologies, studied abroad for a semester at Tecnológico de Monterrey in Mexico, and worked at the U.S. Embassy in Panama.
Daniel Lennox
(Class of 2007, Company E-2, El Paso, TX)
Fulbright Student Grant
Dan is a Comparative Politics and French major from El Paso, TX.   He is in company E-2 and is on his company Sandhurst team.  He spent a semester abroad at l’Ecole Polytechnique in Paris and spent the last summer working in South Africa.  A future Infantry officer, Dan will begin his studies and research in Chad before pursuing a Masters in International Relations at the Université de Yaoundé II in Cameroon.
Daniel A. Vallone
(Class of 2007, Company E-4, Epping, NH)
Fulbright Student Grant
East-West Fellowship
Dan is an East Asian Studies major from Epping, New Hampshire.  He is in company E-4 and currently serves as Sandhurst squad leader.  Dan has represented West Point at conferences in Taiwan, Japan, and also spent a month at the British Royal Military Academy at Sandhurst.  Dan is involved in Big Brothers, the Chinese club, and competes in the annual Sandhurst competition at West Point.  Dan is a future Infantry Officer.
Stephanie Hightower
(Class of 2006, Company B-1, Rio Rancho, NM)
Fulbright Student Grant
Stephanie Hightower will attend the University of Oxford in the United Kingdom to earn a master’s degree in global health science. A Chemistry and Life Sciences major and competitive triathlete, she is the Cadet Corps’ First Captain, the highest position held by a student.
Jacob Sheehan
(Class of 2006, Company C-1, Eastford, CT)
Fulbright Student Grant
Jacob Sheehan will spend a year at the United Kingdom ’s University of Manchester to earn a master’s in developmental economics.  Jacob is majoring in Economics and American Politics and is involved in Sandhurst, an annual, international military competition between service academies, as well as the Domestic Affairs Forum.
David Cowan
(Class of 2005, Company F-4, Wausau, WI)
Fulbright Student Grant
Dave is a Comparative Politics major with a Middle East focus. Last summer, Dave traveled throughout Vietnam and also interned at the American Embassy in N'Djamena, Chad. Throughout his years at the Academy, he has been an active participant in Model UN, Officers Christian Fellowship, Model Arab League, and Tuesday's Children. A future Infantry Officer, Dave will earn a MA in International Studies and Diplomacy from Al Akhawayn University in Morocco.
Jeff Glick
(Class of 2005, Company D-2, Buffalo, NY)
Fulbright Student Grant
Jeff is an Operations Research major who spent a semester at the United States Coast Guard Academy and also participated in an exchange program with the Royal Military Academy at Sandhurst, England. Jeff has been an active member of the academy's triathlon team, Model United Nations, and the Caring Cadets program. Last year, his submission for an International Interdisciplinary Modeling Contest was awarded 1st place and was selected for publication. He has also worked at the US Army International Technology Center in Germany and served as a US Student Delegate to the NATO Conference in Istanbul. A future Engineer Officer, Jeff will earn an MA in International and Development Economics at Australia National University.