Macey Mayes

2019 Fulbright Scholar

Macey Mayes

Macey Mayes

Macey Mayes has earned a Fulbright English Teaching Grant to teach students in 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


Receiving this Fulbright ETA to Malaysia reflects my vast interest in the politics and culture of Southeast Asia, validates my study of a critical Asian language, and instills in me a sense of gratitude that can only be the result of finally achieving my dream. This prestigious award is a culmination of nearly five years of hard work and I feel humbled and excited to begin the adventure of a lifetime.”

Collegiate experience

  • Areas of Study:

    • Graduated in 2018 from the College of Arts & Sciences with a degree in political science
  • Additional Awards:

    • Boren Scholarship (2018) to Indonesia; McConnell Scholar Program (2014); Trustees’ Scholarship (2014); Irvin F. and Alice S. Etscorn International Summer Research Award (2017) to Thailand; National Beta Club Scholarship (2014)

Inspired By

I would like to give special thanks to Michael Fowler, GlyptusAnn Grider Jones, and Luke Buckman for their willingness to write my recommendation letters, as well as Bethany Smith and Charlie Leonard for making good applications great ones. Your guidance, support, and kind words were essential throughout this process and my gratitude knows no bounds.

Hometown information

  • Hometown:

    Central City, Kentucky

  • High school:

    Muhlenberg County High School (2014)

  • Parents:

    Jerry Mayes of Beaver Dam, KY, and Amy Luttrell of Central City, KY