Three Texas Tech students have earned prestigious Fulbright Scholarships from the U.S. State Department.

The students are: Kendra Phelps, a doctoral candidate in biology; Jennifer Zavaleta, a master’s student in the Department of Natural Resources Management; and Lindsay Huffhines a master’s student in the Department of Community, Family and Addiction Services.

Phelps, earning her second Fulbright Scholarship, will be heading to the Philippines to study “Cave Bats in Crisis: Impact of Human Disturbances on Cave-Dependent Bats.”

Zavaleta will be heading to Chile to work at the Institute of Ecology and Biodiversity in Santiago along with a watershed management project in Valdivia at the Universidad Austral de Chile.

Huffhines, a Lubbock native, will be going to Iceland to research the effects of sexual abuse on children.

There were a total of 10 Fulbright applicants from Texas Tech this year.