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Two Hendrix College Seniors Named Fulbright Semifinalists

Fulbright Logo 2021_sm.jpgCONWAY, Ark. (February 15, 2022)—Two Hendrix College seniors have been named semifinalists for 2022-2023 Fulbright Awards.

Kaylen Holman ’22 and Maggie Kleck ’22 are semifinalists for Study/Research Awards in Finland. Holman plans to pursue a master’s degree in Neuroscience at the University of Helsinki, and Kleck will enroll in the Inequalities, Interventions, and New Welfare State Master of Arts program at the University of Turku.

Both Holman and Kleck have been recommended by the Fulbright National Screening Committee to proceed to the next stage of the award process. Final award determinations will be made by the Finland Fulbright Commission. Finalists will be announced over the next several weeks.

“The competition for Fulbright Study/Research grants is particularly stiff; being a semifinalist is a notable accomplishment,” said Hendrix’s Fulbright Program Advisor and Professor of Politics, Dr. Daniel J. Whelan. “We’re of course eager to see both Kaylen and Maggie and named as finalists later this Spring.”

“As they shaped their applications, Kaylen and Maggie learned how to understand the experiences they’ve accumulated during their time at Hendrix,” said Professor of English and Coordinator of Distinguished Scholarships Dr. Dorian Stuber. “It’s exhilarating to see Hendrix experience turned into personal narrative. No matter what happens next, they’ll take that story with them.”

About the Fulbright Program

The Fulbright Program is the flagship international educational exchange program sponsored by the U.S. government and is designed to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries. The primary source of funding for the Fulbright Program is an annual appropriation made by the U.S. Congress to the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. Participating governments, host institutions, corporations, and foundations in foreign countries and in the United States also provide direct and indirect support. Recipients of Fulbright grants are selected on the basis of academic or professional achievement, as well as demonstrated leadership potential in their fields. The Program operates in over 160 countries worldwide. For more information about the Fulbright Program, visit

About Hendrix College

A private liberal arts college in Conway, Arkansas, Hendrix College consistently earns recognition as one of the country’s leading liberal arts institutions, and is featured in Colleges That Change Lives: 40 Schools That Will Change the Way You Think About Colleges. Its academic quality and rigor, innovation, and value have established Hendrix as a fixture in numerous college guides, lists, and rankings. Founded in 1876, Hendrix has been affiliated with the United Methodist Church since 1884. To learn more, visit