Megan Seldon

2016 Fulbright Scholar

Megan Seldon

Megan Seldon

Megan Seldon has earned a Fulbright English Teaching Assistant grant to Malaysia.

The U.S. Student Fulbright Program, a federally sponsored international, educational and cultural exchange, recognizes academic merit and leadership potential. The program promotes mutual understanding between U.S. residents and people in more than 155 countries worldwide. Fulbrights are among the most prestigious awards in higher education.

“This scholarship is an amazing opportunity for me. I love being outdoors and being involved in rural communities. I am excited for an experience so drastically different from being in school but which still allows me to be involved in academia and to pursue my love of farming, enjoying nature, and being outdoors. Living in such a multicultural country as Malaysia will expand my global understanding as I meet people with different nationalities and cultural experiences. I'm sure that as much as I can teach while working in a secondary school, I will learn so much more from the people with whom I work and live.”

Collegiate experience

  • Areas of study:
    Graduates May 2016 from the College of Arts and Sciences with majors in English and humanities.
  • Other recognition and honors:
    Trustee’s Award; Wolfolk Thomas English Departmental Scholarship; Kentucky Educational Excellence Scholarship; Board of Overseers Mentor Program; member of UofL Quiz Bowl Team that placed in top 15 in nation.

Inspired By

“In considering an application for a Fulbright, it was truly the words of Luke Buckman and my sister Samantha that encouraged me. Luke's patience with answering my frantic emails and kindness throughout the process helped give me the confidence I needed to apply. As I wrote and rewrote my application essays, Dr. Michael Johmann helped me realize the aspects of my application that were most important. He set time aside for me to go over my final drafts and to clean up the minutia which really strengthened my writing. He continually offered words of encouragement and had faith in my ability to succeed. Dr. Michael Williams is one of my favorite professors at UofL and has always been so inspiring because he is so enthusiastic about the subjects he teaches. He was kind enough to write a recommendation for me as part of my application. Each of these men helped me tremendously and continue to be great role models in my life.”

Hometown information

  • Hometown:
    Louisville, Ky
  • High school:
    2012 graduate of Ballard High School
  • Parents:
    Lyne and Shane Seldon, Louisville