Sixteen Elon scholars named semifinalists for Fulbright U.S. Student Program

The Fulbright U.S. Student Program offers research, study and teaching opportunities to recent graduates in more than 140 countries, with approximately 1,900 grants awarded annually in all fields of study.

Sixteen Elon students and alumni have been recommended as semifinalists for the 2021-22 Fulbright U.S. Student Program, the largest exchange program in the country that offers opportunities for recent graduates in more than 140 countries.

The Fulbright U.S. Student Program awards approximately 1,900 grants annually in all fields of study, with recent graduates and graduate students undertaking international graduate study, advanced research, university teaching and primary and secondary teaching worldwide. Founded in 1946, 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.

Recipients of Fulbright grants are selected on the basis of academic or professional achievement, as well as demonstrated leadership potential in their fields. As semifinalists, these Elon students and alumni have been recommended by the National Screening Committee of the Institute of International Education for final consideration for a Fulbright award. They will be notified of their final award status this spring beginning in late March.

Because the status of the 2019-2020 Fulbright programs was made uncertain by COVID-19, students awarded grants for 2019-2020 were encouraged to reapply for the 2020-2021 application cycle. Applications for Fulbright U.S. Student Grants saw a 12 percent increase this year, making it the most competitive application cycle in Fulbright’s history.

This year’s Fulbright Semifinalists from Elon are:

Katherine Axness ‘21

Dance Performance and Choreography
Applicant for a Fulbright English Teaching Assistant Grant to Bulgaria

Griffin Barriss ‘21

Public Health Studies & International and Global Studies
Applicant for a Fulbright English Teaching Assistant Grant to Kosovo

Sarah Barron ‘20

Spanish
Applicant for a Fulbright English Teaching Assistant Grant to Mexico

Dorothy Boudett ‘21

Elementary Education
Applicant for a Fulbright English Teaching Assistant Grant to Spain

Margaret Cornejo ‘21

Strategic Communications & Spanish
Applicant for a Fulbright English Teaching Assistant Grant to Spain

Anneliese Daggett ‘20

History
Applicant for a Fulbright English Teaching Assistant Grant to Vietnam

Margaret Davis ‘21

Special Education & Elementary Education
Applicant for a Fulbright English Teaching Assistant Grant to Malaysia

Sara Gostomski ‘20

Special Education & Elementary Education
Applicant for a Fulbright English Teaching Assistant Grant to Ecuador

Sydney Hallisey ‘20

Anthropology & International and Global Studies
Applicant for a Fulbright Study/Research Grant to Israel

India Kirssin ‘21

International and Global Studies
Applicant for a Fulbright English Teaching Assistant Grant to Spain

Courtney McKelvey ‘18

International and Global Studies
Applicant for a Fulbright Study/Research Grant to the United Kingdom

Angela Myers ‘21

Professional Writing and Rhetoric
Applicant for a Fulbright English Teaching Assistant Grant to Spain

Kristen O’Neill ‘19

Special Education & Elementary Education
Applicant for a Fulbright English Teaching Assistant Grant to Greece

Andrea Peters ‘21

International Business
Applicant for a Fulbright English Teaching Assistant Grant to Spain

Sadie Traylor ‘21

Policy Studies & International and Global Studies
Applicant for a Fulbright English Teaching Assistant Grant to Laos

Cameron Wilson ‘21

Spanish & Strategic Communications
Applicant for a Fulbright English Teaching Assistant Grant to Colombia

 

Elon students and recent alumni interested in the Fulbright program or other nationally competitive fellowships are invited to contact the National and International Fellowships Office. In order to begin the Fulbright application process in 2021, students should visit this page to register for one of the following Fulbright webinars during spring semester:

  • Monday, Feb. 22, 4 to 5 p.m.
  • Friday, March 26, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.
  • Thursday, April 8, 4:15 to 5:15 p.m.
  • Tuesday, May 25, Noon to 1 p.m.