Obama appoints Giffords to scholarship board

TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) - President Barack Obama has appointed former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords as a Fulbright Scholarship Board member.

According to a news release, Giffords will be a part of the board that selects scholarship recipients through the Fulbright Scholarship Program.

The international exchange program is sponsored by the federal government to increase mutual understanding with other countries.

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