Emma Jacobs

2018 Fulbright Scholar

Emma Jacobs

Emma Jacobs

Emma Jacobs has earned a Fulbright English Teaching Assistant grant to teach students in Spain. During her time in Galicia, Spain, she also plans to form a STEM club for girls to encourage an interest in the sciences.

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 experience will give me the opportunity to connect with the Spanish community in a way that I will be able to honestly give back, as well as be able to learn tremendously from my experiences.”

Collegiate experience

  • Areas of Study:

    • Graduated May, 2018, from the College of Arts and Sciences with degrees in biology and Spanish.
  • Additional Awards:

    • Henry Vogt Scholar
    • World Scholars Program to Buenos Aires, Argentina (2016)

Inspired By

Dr. Gregory Hutcheson has encouraged me to pursue Fulbright from the beginning. He provided me with constant feedback while completing my application, as well as honest advice that guided me throughout in the process. I truly appreciate the unconditional support he gave to me in my efforts and I know I would not have received a Fulbright without his support

Dr. Regina Roebuck has been a constant supporter since my freshman year of college and has never doubted my abilities to achieve my goals. I truly have appreciated her guidance throughout my college career and through the entire Fulbright process.

I had my first meeting with Dr. Patricia Condon my sophomore year about applying for Fulbright, and ever since then, she has given me straightforward and honest advice on how to improve my application. It is evident she cared for my and other students’ dreams as she consistently organized and led workshops for Fulbright throughout the year.

Bethany Smith made sure I stayed on track with my application and would check up on all of the students to make sure they had everything they needed. I very much appreciated how she was constantly available for me, even up until the last minute!

Hometown information

  • Hometown:

    Edgewood, Kentucky
  • High school:

    Notre Dame Academy (2014)
  • Parents:

    Jennifer and Paul Jacobs of Edgewood.