Thirteen from Rhodes to Compete for Fulbright Awards

group of college students standing in front of a campus building
Back row (l-r): Caleb Fowler, Abby Watkins, Grady Vaughan, Jennifer Bitterly, Barry Rich; Front row (l-r): Britney Barthol, Hannah Hornsey, Catherine Weddig, Elizabeth Lewis

Rhodes College was recognized as a top Fulbright-producing institution for 2016-2017 by the U.S. Department of State. Five Rhodes students received awards for 2017-2018. This year, the college’s Postgraduate Scholarship Committee endorses 13 from Rhodes to compete for the nationally prestigious awards. Rhodes alumni also can apply for the award through the college. Winners will be announced throughout Spring 2018.

The Fulbright U.S. Student Program provides grants for English teaching assistantships (ETAs) as well as for individually designed study/research projects. Recipients are chosen for their academic merit and intellectual potential.

Those from Rhodes who will be competing for Fulbright U.S. Student Awards for 2018-2019 beginning this January are:

Britney Barthol 
Applied to South Korea
Class Year: 2018
Hometown: Memphis, TN 
Major: History

Jennifer Bitterly
Applied to Colombia 
Class Year: 2018
Hometown: Agoura Hills, CA
Major: English and Philosophy

Caleb Fowler
Applied to Turkey
Class Year:  2018
Hometown:  Austin, TX
Major:  International Studies and History

Anne Harper
Applied to Czech Republic
Class Year: 2011
Hometown: Paducah, KY
Major: English 

Hannah Hornsey
Applied to Belgium
Class Year: 2018
Hometown: Johnson City, TN
Major: English 

Madeline Kellas
Applied to South Africa
Class of 2018
New York, NY
Major: History 

Elizabeth Lewis
Applied to Belarus
Class Year: 2018
Hometown: Draper, UT
Major: Political Science and Russian Studies (double major)

Alisa Redding 
Applied to Estonia
Class Year: 2018
Hometown: McKinney, TX
Major: Environmental Studies 

Barry Rich
Applied to Ecuador
Class Year: 2018
Hometown: Fremont, CA
Major: Chemistry and Spanish

Lee Silberberg
Applied to Bulgaria
Class Year: 2013
Hometown: Memphis, TN
Major: Philosophy

Grady Vaughan
Applied to Kazakhstan
Class Year: 2018
Hometown: Memphis, TN
Major: International Studies and Russian Studies (double major) 

Abby Watkins
Applied to Peru
Class Year: 2018
Hometown: Charlotte, NC
Major: International Studies 

Catherine Weddig
Applied to Czech Republic
Class Year: 2018
Hometown: Libertyville, IL 
Major: History