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Hendrix Senior Named Fulbright Award Semifinalist for 2024-2025

Emma Schroeder ’24 proceeds to last stage of process for prestigious teaching assistantship

CONWAY, Arkansas (January 31, 2024)—Hendrix College student Emma Schroeder ’24 has been selected as a semifinalist for a Fulbright/French Government English Teaching Assistantship (ETA) Award in France.

Schroeder, who is majoring in French and minoring in Spanish, has been recommended by the Fulbright National Screening Committee, administered by the Institute for International Education (IIE) in New York, to proceed to the next stage of the award process. Final award determinations will be made by the French Fulbright Commission. Finalists will be announced over the next few months.

“The competition for French ETA awards is formidable—they typically get 120 applications for ten awards. Being a semifinalist is a notable accomplishment,” said Hendrix’s Fulbright Program Advisor and Professor of Politics, Dr. Daniel Edquist-Whelan. “We’re eager to see Emma named as a finalist later this Spring.”

“The Honors Committee was impressed by Emma’s passion for all things French, as well as her thoughtfulness about her own teaching experiences and how they would shape her work as an ETA,” said the College’s Distinguished Scholarships Advisor and Professor of English, Dr. Dorian Stuber. “No matter what happens to her application going forward, Emma can bask in the accomplishment of having told her story clearly and elegantly.”

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

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