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Two Whitworth Students and One Alum Selected as Fulbright Scholarship Finalists

April 24, 2019
Whitworth University is proud to announce two Whitworth students and one alumna have been selected as Fulbright scholarship finalists.

Dorothy Wang ’19, Cheyenne Scherf ’19 and alumna Hailey Kirsch ’18 have been awarded the English Teaching Assistantship (ETA) award.

Wang, a double major in chemistry and biology with a minor in music, will teach in Taiwan, and Scherf, a double major in cross-cultural studies (history emphasis) and Spanish, will head to Germany. Kirsch, who was a cross-cultural studies major (political science emphasis), will teach in Nepal.

Whitworth has a long-standing tradition of producing Fulbright scholars. More than 40 students and alumni have been selected since 2000.

Since its inception in 1946, the Fulbright Program has provided close to 400,000 students, scholars, teachers, artists and other professionals with the opportunity to exchange ideas and contribute to finding solutions to shared international concerns.

The Fulbright Program is funded by an annual appropriation from the U.S. Congress to the U.S. Department of State, and is overseen by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. Participating governments and host institutions, corporations, and foundations in more than 160 countries and the United States also provide direct and indirect support.

Located in Spokane, Wash., Whitworth is a private liberal arts university affiliated with the Presbyterian church. The university, which has an enrollment of more than 3,000 students, offers more than 100 undergraduate and graduate degree programs.


Megan Hershey, associate professor of political science and Fulbright Program advisor, (509) 777-4951 or

Trisha Coder, media relations manager, Whitworth University, (509) 777-4703 or