THE FULBRIGHT U.S. STUDENT PROGRAM "NINA BREKELMANS COMMUNITY SERVICE PRIZE"
In the spirit of Nina Brekelmans’s passion for Jordan and its people and her dedication to improving the lives of women and girls, the Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs and the Jordanian American Commission for Educational Exchange (JACEE) created the “Nina Brekelmans Community Service Prize.”
Between 2015-18, the prize recognized exceptional dedication to community service by a Fulbright U.S. Student to Jordan or a group of Fulbright Students from within that year’s cohort, who would use the award to conduct a project or activity to empower women and girls in Jordanian society, especially through sports or athletics.
Students from the inaugural class used the award to help seed the initial camp and race pilot. This prize helped catalyze the relationship between the Foundation and Fulbright and was instrumental to the development of the camp and race initiatives.