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Two Hendrix College Students Named Fulbright Semifinalists

Fulbright Logo 2021_sm.jpgCONWAY, Ark. (February 9, 2021) — Two Hendrix College students have been named semifinalists for 2021-2022 Fulbright Awards.

MiKayla “Mak” 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.

Elizabeth Jones ’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. 

“Although these 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 accomplishment.”

“Writing a 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 application process.”

About the Fulbright Program

The Fulbright 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

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