Matthew Williams of Payson has won a Fulbright award at Arizona State University to study abroad next year. With 17 awards, ASU is a national leader in student Fulbrights, coming in second only to the University of Michigan, among public colleges.
Williams, who graduated from Payson High School in 2001, will go to China next year to study how Chinese universities are building partnerships with energy corporations to advance sustainable energy sources. He hopes to pursue a career in helping renewable energy innovations reach the market.
He is a 2007 political science graduate from ASU who has been working for the ASU Foundation for three years.
The Fulbright Program is one of the most prestigious awards programs worldwide. The awards, funded by Congress, were founded to increase mutual understanding between the United States and other countries.