Four from Union named Fulbright grant winners

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Four members of the Union community were recently awarded Fulbright


From top, left to right: Lucas Rivers '15, Lindsay Hage '12, Selene Paloma '15, Julia Hotz '15

English Teaching Assistant Grants. The program places grantees in schools overseas to supplement local English language instruction and to provide a native speaker presence in the classrooms.

Those receiving grants are:

Lindsay Hage ’12 was awarded an ETA grant to Colombia. While she’s there, she will also establish a basketball program where college students work with local grade-school students to promote social equality.

Julia Hotz ’15 will serve as a teaching fellow at the Hellenic American Educational Foundation in Greece, working with students at the elementary, middle and high school levels. She will also serve as a coach and mentor in the Forensics Club, Theater Club and Debate Club. At the end of the year, she will be a camp counselor at the organization’s English Language Summer Camp.

Lucas Rivers ’15 will be a teaching assistant in Vietnam. He will teach listening, speaking and pronunciation to students and teachers by organizing language-related cross-cultural student activities. He plans to engage the local community in theatrical performances to help strengthen their English skills and foster community solidarity. He will also act as a resource for LGBTQ Vietnamese students.

Selene Paloma ’15 has won a Fulbright Teaching Assistant award to Azerbaijan. While there, she will teach under the supervision of an experienced English instructor and serve as a resource for conversation, vocabulary and reading and writing courses. As a way to engage in different activities with students and locals, she will also be teaching Latin dance and cooking.

For more information on Fulbright awards and other fellowships, learn more about the Post-Baccalaureate Fellowships and Scholarships Office by clicking here.