Fulbright Recipients

The Department of World Languages and Cultures congratulates these students who have received Fulbright awards for next year.

The 2021 Valparaiso University Fulbright finalists are:
  • Anna Corner ’20, finalist for an English teaching assistantship in France. Corner received her bachelor’s in French and international economics and cultural affairs. At Valpo, she was a member of Chi Omega, dance ensemble, French club, a Study Abroad ambassador, a CAPS fellow, and studied abroad in Nantes, France.
  • Jacob Scarbrough ’21, finalist for an English teaching assistantship in Germany. Scarbrough will receive his bachelor’s in German with a minor in English. At Valpo, he was a member of German club, Alliance, Kinder Lernen Deutsch, and was as a resident assistant.

The two Valpo finalists are among many U.S. citizens who earned opportunities to study, conduct research and teach abroad through the Fulbright U.S. Student Program. Recipients of Fulbright awards are selected on the basis of academic and professional achievement as well as a record of service and leadership in their respective fields.

“The Fulbright Program will allow me to immerse myself in a language and culture different from my own and participate in language exchange in a new community,” Corner said. “The Fulbright English teaching assistantship in France emphasizes language exchange in underserved and low-income school districts. I believe that language learning has a powerful way of creating doors and opportunity for people, so I wanted to be a part of that.”

Since its inception in 1946, the Fulbright Program has provided more than 370,000 participants — chosen for their academic merit and leadership potential — with the opportunity to exchange ideas and contribute to finding solutions to shared international concerns.

2020-2021

In May of 2020, the Fulbright U.S. Student Program announced its finalists and alternates for the 2020–2021 academic year, and six Valpo students are among those honored in this prestigious grant competition. The Department of World Languages and Cultures congratulates in particular these three language students!

Alyssa Abbott ’20 (pictured above), English Teaching Assistantship to Spain
Elementary Education major, Spanish and TESOL minor

Quincy Bullmer-Crosswhite ’20, English Teaching Assistantship to Germany
German, Global Service major, Humanities minor, Christ College Scholar

Anna Corner ’20, Alternate for English Teaching Assistantship to France
French, International Economics & Cultural Affairs major


2019-2020

An impressive seven Valparaiso University graduating seniors and recent alumnae received Fulbright U.S. Student Program awards for the 2019–2020 academic year from the United States Department of State and the William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board.  The Department of World Languages and Cultures congratulates in particular these five language students, all of whom enriched their language studies with a semester or year abroad during their time at Valpo!

Erin Brown ’18, English teaching assistantship to Colombia
Spanish major, Global Service major, Theology minor
Studied abroad in Costa Rica


Lauren Clark ’19, study/research grant to France
(pictured above)
Political Science major, French minor
Studied abroad in Paris, Boston College Program


Nathaniel Griewe ’18, English teaching assistantship to Germany
German/Secondary Education major
Studied abroad in Tübingen, Germany on the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) scholarship


Amy Klass ’19, English teaching assistantship to Germany
Mathematics/Secondary Education major, German minor
Studied abroad in Reutlingen, Germany


Kristen Morris ’19, English teaching assistantship to Brazil
International Economics and Cultural Affairs major, Spanish major, French minor
Studied abroad in Costa Rica
Studied abroad in Brazil prior to Valpo as part of the Rotary Exchange Program


2018-2019

A record eight Valparaiso University graduating seniors and recent alumnae received Fulbright U.S. Student Program awards for English Teaching Assistantships for the 2018–2019 academic year from the United States Department of State and the William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board.  The Department of World Languages and Cultures congratulates our language students!

Professors Lien and Zhang are happy to share that Chinese and Japanese Studies student Maia Moore ’18 has received a Fulbright English Teaching Assistant award to Taiwan. After she graduates in May and completes her U.S. Foreign Service Internship in D.C. over the summer, she will teach in Taiwan over the 2018-2019 school year. Her professors are very proud of what Maia has accomplished.
Professors Fuchs, Jennings, and Malchow are very proud of two German majors, Kelsi Hook ’17 and Ariana Moore ’18, who have received Fulbright English Teaching Assistant awards to Germany for the 2018-2019 school year. Ariana will spend the year teaching in Niedersachsen.  Kelsi’s placement will involve teaching refugees and immigrants in Germany. Their German professors wish them both all the best as they embark on these new adventures!

Kathleen Prahlow ’17 received her degree in Spanish and secondary education, with a minor in TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) and was awarded a Fulbright English Teaching Assistant award to Mexico.  Kortney Cena ’18, was awarded an English Teaching Assistantship to Malaysia. Kortney will receive her bachelor’s degree in global service, with minors in engineering and Spanish.