Rhodes Endorses 23 Seniors for 2019-2020 Fulbright Award Competition

collage of student photos
first row, from left: Zach Abdo, Anna Baker-Olson , Dylan Craddock, Rosetta Danielson, Abby Ellingwood , Amelia Giancarlo, Katherine Hancock; second row, from left: Katherine Kuhn, Tevin Mathew, Ian McConnell, Alex McTaggart, Anna Nabors, Davis Neitzschman, Ryan Rosenkrantz; third row, from left: Giulia Russell, Monica Scroggs, Lillie Stephens, Ben Tracy, Marie Vencil, Austin Wall, Jeffrey Walters; fourth row, from left: Michelle Yacoubian, Allison Young

Rhodes’ Postgraduate Scholarship Committee is endorsing 23 seniors to compete for Fulbright U.S. Student awards to be used for the 2019-2020 academic year.  Winners will be announced throughout Spring 2019.  The 23 individuals make up the largest class of candidates Rhodes has produced.

For two academic years in a row (2016-2017 and 2017-2018), Rhodes has been recognized as a top Fulbright-producing institution by the U.S. Department of State. The Fulbright U.S. Student Program offers grants to graduating seniors and graduate students to conduct research, study, and/or teach for one year in more than 140 countries. Recipients are chosen for their academic merit and intellectual potential and must go through an on-campus application process.

Those from Rhodes who will be competing for Fulbright U.S. Student Awards for 2019-2020 beginning this January are:

Zach Abdo
Applied to Argentina

Hometown: Mount Juliet, TN 
Major: Business and Spanish

Anna Baker-Olson 
Applied to Thailand

Hometown:  Zionsville, IN
Major: Political Science and Psychology

Dylan Craddock
Applied to Peru

Hometown:  Colorado Springs, CO
Major: International Studies and Spanish

Rosetta Danielson
Applied to Mongolia

Hometown: Hazel, KY
Major: Economics and Mathematics

Abby Ellingwood 
Applied to Malaysi
Hometown: Huntsville, AL
Major: Biology

Amelia Giancarlo 
Applied to Vietnam

Hometown: Lexington, KY 
Major: Anthropology/Sociology

Katherine Hancock 
Applied to Latvia

Hometown: Atlanta, GA
Major: English

Katherine Kuhn
Applied to Spain

Hometown: Lexington, KY
Major: Spanish

Tevin Mathew 
Applied to Colombia

Hometown: Southaven, MS
Major: Spanish

Ian McConnell 
Applied to South Korea 

Hometown: Memphis, TN
Major: History

Alex McTaggart 
Applied to Lithuania

Hometown: Elm Grove, WI
Major: History

Anna Nabors 
Applied to Senegal

Hometown: Birmingham, AL
Major: International Studies and French

Davis Neitzschman 
Applied to Spain

Hometown: Covington, LA
Major: English

Ryan Rosenkrantz 
Applied to Malta

Hometown: Covington, LA
Major: Educational Studies

Giulia Russell 
Applied to Mexico

Hometown: Richmond, VA 
Major: Spanish

Monica Scroggs 
Applied to Colombia

Hometown: Germantown, TN
Major: Latin American Studies

Lillie Stephens 
Applied to Spain

Hometown: Vestavia Hills, AL 
Major: Spanish

Ben Tracy 
Applied to Taiwan

Hometown: Germantown, TN
Major: International Studies and Chinese Studies    

Marie Vencil 
Applied to Latvia

Hometown: Lawrence, NY
Major: Greek and Roman Studies
Austin Wall 
Applied to Taiwan 

Hometown: Cumberland Furnace, TN
Major: International Studies and History

Jeffrey Walters 
Applied to Belgium

Hometown: Flowood, MS
Major: History

Michelle Yacoubian
Applied to Argentina

Hometown: Metairie, LA
Major: Spanish

Allison Young
Applied to Malaysia

Hometown: Florence, SC
Major: Biology