Concordia University Texas is proud to announce that senior history and English major, Hannah Boeck, has been awarded a Fulbright U.S. Student Program scholarship to Malaysia in the English Teaching Assistant program.
Boeck is one of over 1,700 U.S. citizens who will travel abroad in 2012 through the Fulbright U.S. Student Program and the first student in Concordia’s 86-year history to receive the award.
“I have always wanted to travel abroad and teach English,” said Boeck. “After studying abroad last semester (in Spain), I became aware on a personal level of how many misconceptions and fears people can have of other cultures. My goal for my ten months in Malaysia is to learn all I can, become a part of the community there, and be a great representative of my own culture and country.”
Boeck applied for the Fulbright scholarship while in Spain with support from her professor and mentor Dr. Debra Allen, history professor at Concordia, Fulbright Program Adviser and a two-time Fulbright award winner (as a student and professor). So it was fitting that Hannah received notification of the award via email while sitting in Allen’s class this semester.
“Hannah is an incredible student,” said Allen. She’s an excellent service leader, and we are proud to have her represent Concordia in this way.”
Following her April 28 graduation from Concordia, Boeck will work this summer as an intern at a local law firm. She has an interest in pursuing law school so that she can work to fight human trafficking.
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. The primary source of funding for the Fulbright Program is an annual appropriation made by the U.S. Congress to the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. Participating governments and host institutions, corporations and foundations in foreign countries and in the United States also provide direct and indirect support. Recipients of Fulbright grants are selected on the basis of academic or professional achievement, as well as demonstrated leadership potential in their fields. The Program operates in over 155 countries worldwide.
Posted on April 13, 2012 by firstname.lastname@example.org