2020 Fulbright Scholar
Evan Clark has earned a Fulbright English Teaching Assistant to teach English in Madrid, 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.
“I have aspired to receive a Fulbright scholarship for years, and I am thrilled to have received this award. The program offers me a golden opportunity to improve my Spanish, immerse myself in Spanish culture and develop my skills as an instructor for a potential career as a professor."
Areas of Study:
- Graduated in May 2020 with degrees in international relations, Spanish and history and minors in political science and linguistics
- McConnell Scholar (2016-2020)
- Critical Language Scholarship to study in Russia (canceled due to pandemic)
Gregory Hutcheson in the Spanish Department proved immensely helpful to me during the application process for my Fulbright scholarship. He provided me excellent feedback concerning program options, offered his suggestions for revisions of my essay drafts on multiple occasions and went above and beyond to advise me on how to tailor my application to my intended location and my strengths. Bethany Smith and Charles Leonard also guided me throughout my application process, offering tips on how to hone my application to the program in Spain and noting where I should alter the focus of essays. They met with me multiple times to discuss ways in which I could better the application and refine it so that it would display the unique contributions I would make to the Fulbright program. I remain deeply grateful for their help during this process.
Daviess County High School (2016)
Chris and Lisa Clark of Owensboro, KY