Alison Buchelt

2020 Fulbright Scholar

Alison Buchelt

Alison Buchelt

Alison Buchelt has earned a Fulbright English Teaching Assistant to teach English in La Rioja, Spain.

The Fulbright U.S. Student Program offers research, study and teaching opportunities in more than 140 countries to recent graduates and graduate students. Administered in the U.S. by the Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, the Fulbright program was established in 1946 to promote international goodwill through education and cultural exchange.


The Fulbright Award is a reflection, as well as validation, of many years’ worth of hard work and perseverance. I am honored to represent the University of Louisville in Spain where I will share meaningful cultural experiences that will transcend into my future classroom."

Collegiate Experience

  • Areas of Study:

    • Graduated in May 2020 with a bachelor’s of science in middle and secondary education, track in Spanish (grades P-12)

Inspired By

The unequivocal support and inspiration provided by the faculty at the University of Louisville has made this award possible. Gregory Hutcheson, thank you for inspiring me to apply and providing irreplaceable feedback throughout the process. Lisa Wagner and Rhonda Buchanan, for reinforcing my passion for the Spanish language and culture; I am lucky to have you both as role models. Penny Howell, of the College of Education, generously provided a letter of recommendation on my behalf; your encouraging words and purposeful support means so much. Finally, Bethany Smith and Charles Leonard, your diligent efforts to revise and collaborate helped shape my application into its best version. Thank you, Cardinal Family!

Hometown Information

  • Hometown:

    Lisle, IL
  • High school:

    Lisle Senior High School (2016)

  • Parents:

    William and Nicole Buchelt of Lisle, IL