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President Trump has just chosen a familiar name to serve on the J. William Fulbright Scholarship Board – former WH press secretary Sarah Sanders.
The Fulbright Program is one of the most prestigious grants issued by the federal government to students and researchers who wish to pursue interests overseas. There are only 12 members on its board – all of whom are hand-picked by POTUS.
Sarah Sanders took to Twitter to thank President Trump for the opportunity:
As you'll recall, Sarah resigned as press secretary this summer, but left to the tune of President Trump's and many others praise for her time in the position.
The Washington Examiner has more details on Sarah's new position:
President Trump selected Sarah Sanders to serve on the J. William Fulbright Scholarship Board, returning the former White House press secretary to public service.
Sanders, 37, worked in the White House for over three years before leaving the post early this summer. Known for sparring with the press and being the target of sharp criticism, Sanders remained a favorite among the president's supporters. She received a warm farewell from Trump upon her official exit in July and expressed gratitude to the president for her new posting on the Fulbright Board." Grateful to @realDonaldTrump to be named to the @fulbrightboard - established by the late U.S. Senator from my home state of Arkansas," Sanders tweeted late Wednesday evening.
The Fulbright Program, which is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, grants money to students, professionals, researchers, and others to pursue cultural interests abroad. It is world-renowned and considered to be one of the most prestigious grants available. All 12 board members are considered to be highly regarded educators and public figures and are appointed by the president of the United States.
The Daily Signal also said:
President Donald Trump nominated former White House press secretary Sarah Sanders to join the Fulbright Scholarship Board on Wednesday.
Sanders, who stepped down from her White House position at the end of June, currently works as a Fox News contributor. Sanders served as press secretary for nearly two years, making her one of the longest serving officials in the Trump administration, and was widely adored by Trump’s supporters.
The White House announced Wednesday evening that Sanders would be returning to public service in some form, as the president nominated her to a three-year term on the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board.
Sanders thanked Trump for the nomination on Twitter, writing, “Grateful to @realDonaldTrump to be named to the @fulbrightboard – established by the late U.S. Senator from my home state of Arkansas.”