Micah Warners has been named a Fulbright finalist, receiving an English Teaching Assistant program grant through the Fulbright Scholarship Program.
Warners, a 2017 graduate, said he is passionate about urban education, the Spanish language and the environment, and through this grant, he’ll have an opportunity to pursue all three of those passions.
Beginning fall 2017, Warners will be in Honduras teaching students aged 13 to 20 English through an English Microscholarship Program. The program seeks to increase educational prospects and job opportunities for students from economically disadvantaged sectors, primarily by providing classes—in this case English classes.
The grant runs for 10 months, with Warners spending 20 to 25 hours a week teaching English and the rest of his time working on a supplementary project of his choosing. He’s thinking about starting a community garden or doing some work with a nonprofit.
The Fulbright is awarded by the U.S. Department of State and the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board. Warners will be one of 1,900 U.S. citizens who will study, conduct research and teach abroad in the 2017–2018 academic year through the Fulbright U.S. Student Program.