The Center for High Achievement and Scholarly Engagement announced the following U.S. Student Program Fulbright Winners:
- Meghan Blakey (Middle/Secondary Education/Spanish) won an English Teaching Assistantship to Argentina
- Chelsea Yedinak (English, German) won an English Teaching Assistantship to Germany
- Maggie Brauch (Communication Sciences and Disorders/Spanish) is an alternate for an English Teaching Assistantship in Uruguay
- Miren Mohrenweiser (History/English Literature) was a semi-finalist for a Study/Research Award in the UK
- Danielle Wallace (English Writing/Gender, Women, and Sexuality) was a semi-finalist for an English Teaching Assistantship in the Netherlands
Meghan, Chelsea, Maggie, and Dani competed against more than 4,400 students for just over 900 English Teaching Assistantship (ETA) Awards. Those who win an ETA teach English at various levels (elementary-college) and will complete a community engagement project based on their personal interests. Fulbright pays for the ETA’s airfare, lodging, and funding to cover incidental costs during the entire stay (9-13 months).
Miren competed against over 760 students applying to win a grant to conduct research in the UK–the country with the most competitive Study/Research statistics.
The Fulbright U.S. Student Program provides grants for individually designed study/research projects or for English Teaching Assistant Programs. During their grants, Fulbrighters meet, work, live with and learn from the people of the host country, sharing daily experiences.
The program facilitates cultural exchange through direct interaction on an individual basis in the classroom, field, home, and in routine tasks, allowing the grantee to gain an appreciation of others’ viewpoints and beliefs, the way they do things, and the way they think.
Through engagement in the community, the individual will interact with their hosts on a one-to-one basis in an atmosphere of openness, academic integrity, and intellectual freedom, thereby promoting mutual understanding.