Announcing the 2018 ARC Grant Recipients (February 25, 2019)

ARC Grant winning theses (© State Dept.)

The U.S. Embassy Finland is pleased to announce the recipients of the ARC Grant 2018 scholarship which is an annual grant to students of Finnish nationality, enrolled at a Finnish university, who are currently working on a Master’s Thesis on a United States related topic.

The selection panel consisted of Counselor for Press and Cultural Affairs T.J. Grubisha, U.S. Embassy; Executive Director Terhi Mölsä from the Fulbright Finland Foundation; and Deputy Public Affairs Officer Ethan Tabor, U.S. Embassy. The American Resource Center received a number of applications representing four universities across Finland.

Since 2006, 25 Finnish students have received the ARC Grant. More information about the grant is available at the American Resource Center page.

The recipients of the 2018 ARC Grant are:

Heidi Pennanen (University of Helsinki): “International Space Law and Space Resource Utilization – United States’ Approach to Freedom of Use”

Salla Uusitalo (University of Tampere): “Expanding Corporate Social Responsibility – Starbucks as a Political & Human Rights Activist in the American Society”

Heini Ylärakkola (University of Turku): “California Dreaming – Finns in California since the Gold Rush till Silicon Valley”