Elizabeth Schaaf

2019 Fulbright Scholar

Elizabeth Schaaf

Elizabeth Schaaf

Elizabeth Schaaf has earned a Fulbright English Teaching Grant to teach students in Spain.

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


Since I was a senior in high school, I used to dream about winning a Fulbright scholarship. This opportunity will allow me to further develop my cross-cultural awareness and I am incredibly excited to expand my knowledge of Hispanic culture and, hopefully, achieve Spanish fluency.”

Collegiate experience

  • Areas of Study:

    • Graduated May, 2019, from the College of Arts & Sciences with degrees in English and Spanish

Inspired By

Charlie Leonard and Bethany Smith – guided me throughout the entire Fulbright application process. Jasmine Farrier - for her continuous and relentless support for the past four years and for always pushing me to achieve my goals. Gregory Hutcheson - for reading and editing my application numerous times. Clare Sullivan and Lisa Wagner - for their recommendations and support for me throughout this year.

Hometown information

  • Hometown:

    Louisville, Kentucky

  • High school:

    duPont Manual High School (2015)

  • Parents:

    Jennifer and David Schaaf of Louisville