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Alumni offered U.S. Student Fulbright scholarships

  • Kathryn Phelan
  • Hayley Pangle
  • Erin Lutenski
  • Anne Giocondini

Posted on May 20, 2014

Four Grand Valley alumni have been selected to serve as English Teaching Assistants for the 2014-15 Fulbright U.S. Student Program cycle. 

The alumni selected for the program include:

Erin Lutenski, `13, German/Applied Linguistics, from Port Huron, will teach in Germany

Hayley Pangle, `13, History/Anthropology, from Grand Rapids, will teach in Azerbaijan

Kathryn Phelan, `11, International Relations/Spanish, from Jackson, will teach in Brazil

Anne Giocondini, `14, English-Secondary Teaching, from Grand Rapids, will teach in Ukraine

The Fulbright English Teaching Assistant programs place grantees in schools overseas to supplement local English language instruction and to provide a native speaker presence in the 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

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 Amanda Cuevas, director of the Frederik Meijer Office of Fellowships at, (616) 331-2699, or by visiting 230 Mary Idema Pew Library. Applications for the 2015-16 academic year open May 1. The deadline is September 26.

Several other Grand Valley alumni have been selected for the U.S. Student Fulbright program in the past. The list can be found here.

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