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American Resource Center Announces the ARC Scholarship 2010 Recipient

March 11, 2011
The 2010 ARC scholarship winner, Janniina Elo, received her award certificate from the U.S. Embassy representative, Counselor for Press and Cultural Affairs Marjut Robinson

The 2010 ARC scholarship winner, Janniina Elo, received her award certificate from the U.S. Embassy representative, Counselor for Press and Cultural Affairs Marjut Robinson

America in Living Color Seminar participants

America in Living Color Seminar participants

The U.S. Embassy’s Counselor for Press and Cultural Affairs Marjut Robinson announced the 2010 award recipient of the American Resource Center grant in the America in Living Color Seminar in Tampere on March 11.

The American Resource Center grant was established in 2006 to celebrate the library’s 60th anniversary. This year’s winner, Janniina Elo, is the 8th Finnish graduate student to receive the grant, which is intended to help the student finish a master’s thesis. Ms. Elo is currently enrolled at the Department of Early Childhood Education of the University of Tampere, and her Master’s thesis is titled “Parents Perceptions about Quality of Early Childhood Education and Care in the United States and Finland Helsinki.”

The ARC announced the competition in September 2010, and a total of 30 applications were submitted for the 2010 ARC grant of 1000 Euros.  The selection committee of three members—Ms. Marjut Robinson, Counselor for Press and Cultural Affairs (U.S. Embassy), Mr. David McGuire, Public Affairs Officer (U.S. Embassy), and Ms. Terhi Mölsä, Executive Director, Fulbright Center—selected the winner. The committee members were very pleased with the high quality of the applications.  The members also noted with satisfaction that submissions were received from nine different universities throughout Finland on such diverse topics as sociology, forest ecology, political science, pharmacy, history, the English language, sociology, and journalism and communications. 

The ARC Grant ceremony took place as a part of the America in Living Color Seminar co-organized by the North American Program at the University of Tampere and the Fulbright Center. Counselor for Press and Cultural Affairs Marjut Robinson delivered Embassy’s greetings to the seminar participants and presented the award certificate to the scholarship winner.