Klein Forest High grad receives Fulbright grant
Baylor University senior Chelsea Mitcham has been selected as a recipient of a Fulbright grant from the flagship international educational exchange program sponsored by the U.S. Department of State.
The daughter of Joe and Shelley Mitcham of Houston and a graduate of Klein Forest High School, Mitcham and Austin Cook-Lindsay of San Angelo are Baylor’s 23rd and 24th Fulbright recipients since 2001.
The secondary math education major will participate in the English Teaching Assistantships (ETA) Program, an element of the Fulbright U.S. Student Program that places U.S. students as English teaching assistants in schools overseas.
Mitcham, who is fluent in Spanish, will teach English in Mexico.
The Fulbright U.S. Student Program enables qualified undergraduates, graduate students and recent alumni to design their own study or research plans or to teach English in more than 140 countries.
Sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, the Fulbright program is the nation's largest international exchange fellowship program, providing approximately 1,500 study grants and English teaching assistantships each year. More than 8,000 applicants competed for these awards in 2010.
The Fulbright Program was established in 1946 under legislation introduced by the late Sen. J. William Fulbright of Arkansas.
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