CONWAY, Ark. (February
9, 2021) — Two Hendrix College students have been named semifinalists for
2021-2022 Fulbright Awards.
Millard ’21 is a semifinalist for an English Teaching Assistant (ETA) Award in
Spain. 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.
’21 is a semifinalist for a Study/Research Award at Royal Holloway, University
of London, to pursue a Master of Arts in Holocaust Studies. Study/research
grant applicants design their own projects and typically work with advisers at
foreign universities or other institutes of higher education.
Both Millard and
Jones 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 Spanish and UK Fulbright Commissions, respectively. Finalists
will be announced later this spring.
students are not yet finalists, it’s still important to highlight this
achievement,” said Hendrix’s Fulbright Program Advisor and Professor of
Politics, Dr. Daniel J. Whelan. “The competition for Fulbright grants in Spain
and the U.K. is particularly stiff; being a semifinalist is a notable
Fulbright application that shines enough above all the rest to reach
semi-finalist stage is not merely about having a good project; it is just as
much or more about communicating how both that project and you as a person fit
the goals of Fulbright and the needs of the potential host country,” said Dr. Peg
Falls-Corbitt, professor of philosophy and distinguished scholarships
coordinator for the College. “Elizabeth and Mak clearly did that in an
excellent way. I am proud of them, and I congratulate Dr. Whelan as well for
his excellent work of mentoring Hendrix students through the challenging
Program is the flagship international educational exchange program sponsored by
the U.S. government and is designed to forge lasting connections between the
people of the United States and the people of other countries, counter
misunderstandings, and help people and nations work together toward common
goals. Since its establishment in 1946, the Fulbright Program has enabled more
than 390,000 dedicated and accomplished students, scholars, artists, teachers,
and professionals of all backgrounds to study, teach and conduct research,
exchange ideas, and find solutions to shared international concerns. The
Fulbright Program is funded through an annual appropriation made by the U.S.
Congress to the U.S. Department of State. Participating governments and host
institutions, corporations, and foundations around the world also provide
direct and indirect support to the Program, which operates in more than 160
countries worldwide. For more information about the Fulbright Program, visit http://eca.state.gov/fulbright.
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 www.hendrix.edu.