Seven GVSU alumni named semifinalists for Fulbright ETA grants
Posted on July 18, 2017
Seven Grand Valley alumni have been selected as semifinalists for the 2017-18 Fulbright U.S. Student Program to teach English overseas.
The application process is a highly competitive nationwide search for the best candidates to complete the Fulbright English Teaching Assistant (ETA) program.
The seven alumni, their graduation year, their hometown, major and intended teaching destination, are as follows:
Shukri Bana, '16, Kentwood, Michigan; Women and Gender Studies, South Africa
Katie Gipe, '17, Clarkston, Michigan; Education/English, Spain
Sarah Cullip, '17, St. Ignace, Michigan; Education/English, Germany
Alsatia Lohr, '17, Mason, Michigan; English and German, Germany
Cullin Flynn, '17, Fowlerville, Michigan; Spanish, Germany
Erika Schmitt, '13, Whitehall, Michigan; Psychology, Mexico
Angela Schmitt, '17, Jenison, Michigan; Music Teaching/Education, Czech Republic
Grant recipients will be selected from the pool of semifinalists.
The Fulbright English Teaching Assistant program places grantees in schools overseas to supplement local English language instruction and to provide a native speaker presence in classrooms. The Fulbright U.S. Student Program also offers other types of grants, including study/research and travel grants. For more information on the Fulbright U.S. Student Program, visit http://us.fulbrightonline.org/.
Graduating seniors and alumni who are interested in applying for the U.S. Student Fulbright Program to serve as an English Teaching Assistant or to conduct study/research should contact the Frederik Meijer Office of Fellowships at firstname.lastname@example.org, (616) 331-2699, or by visiting 230 Mary Idema Pew Library.