Chloe Spellman

The University of Central Arkansas is pleased to announce that graduate student Chloe Spellmann has received a Fulbright English Teaching Award (ETA) for the 2019-20 academic year from the U.S. Department of State and the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board.

Spellmann is one of over 2,100 U.S. citizens who will study, conduct research and teach abroad for the 2019-20 academic year through the Fulbright U.S. Student Program. Recipients of Fulbright awards are selected on the basis of academic and professional achievement, as well as their record of service and leadership potential in their respective fields.

In 2013, Spellmann earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in modern languages with a concentration in Spanish from UCA. She is now completing her master’s degree in languages, linguistics, literatures and cultures, with an emphasis in Spanish. With the ETA, during the 2019-20 academic year, she will teach in Peru.

“It is truly an honor for us to have a UCA graduate student chosen to receive a Fulbright Award,” said UCA President Houston Davis. “On behalf of the entire university, we are incredibly proud of Chloe Spellmann and her accomplishments, and we wish her the very best during her time abroad. We know she will make a big impact in our community, in the state and in the world.”

The Fulbright U.S. Student Program is administered at UCA through the Department of Exemplary Studies.

The Fulbright Program is the U.S. government’s flagship international educational exchange program and is designed to build lasting connections between the people of the United States and the people of other countries. The Fulbright Program is funded through an annual appropriation made by the U.S. Congress to the U.S. Department of State. Participating governments and host institutions, corporations and foundations around the world also provide direct and indirect support to the Program, which operates in over 160 countries worldwide.

Since its establishment in 1946 under legislation introduced by the late U.S. Senator J. William Fulbright of Arkansas, the Fulbright Program has given more than 390,000 students, scholars, teachers, artists and professionals of all backgrounds and fields the opportunity to study, teach and conduct research, exchange ideas and contribute to finding solutions to shared international concerns.

Fulbrighters address critical global challenges in all disciplines while building relationships, knowledge and leadership in support of the long-term interests of the United States. Fulbright alumni have achieved distinction in many fields, including 59 who have been awarded the Nobel Prize, 84 who have received Pulitzer Prizes and 37 who have served as a head of state or government. In the United States, the Institute of International Education supports the implementation of the Fulbright U.S. Student Program on behalf of the U.S. Department of State, including conducting an annual competition for the scholarships.

For more information about the Fulbright Program, visit http://eca.state.gov/fulbright.