Jamienne Scott, a first-year student in the graduate-level TESOL (teaching English to speakers of other languages) program at The University of Findlay, was selected for a U.S. Student Fulbright award. The award pays for Scott’s travel and living expenses in Colombia to teach English courses at la Universidad de Cooperativa de Colombia in Santa Marta, Colombia.
Scott graduated from Ohio Northern University in 2011 with a bachelor’s degree in public relations and Spanish. She was an active member of the ONU chapter of the Public Relations Student Society of America. While completing her undergraduate studies, Scott studied in Granada, Spain, for three months.
The J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board sponsors the Fulbright award. The scholarship is highly competitive and selective. The core Fulbright Scholar Program sends 800 U.S. scholars and professionals abroad each year.
Scott began the application process in the summer of 2011. The process included numerous essays, résumés — and waiting. Marie Louden-Hanes, Ph.D., dean of undergraduate education, aided Scott in the in the application process. Scott was notified of her award in March. Scott will arrive in Bogotá, Colombia, on July 23 and travel 20 hours north to Santa Marta to begin her teaching assignment.