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Another Luther student receives a Fulbright Scholarship

Posted: Sun, Sep 13, 2020 12:37 PM

Recent Luther College graduate Joseph Keeley has been named a Fulbright Scholar.  Keely, a history and political science major from Eden Prairie, Minnesota, was named an alternate in the Fulbright U.S. Student Program for 2020-21 but has recently learned he is receiving the Fulbright.

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Fulbright program has delayed the start of grants until after January 1st.  Keeley will spend 2021 designing and leading English classes for Korean high school students and immersing himself in Korean culture.

"I'm excited to see what paths this year leads me to. I'm interested in human rights on the Korean peninsula and I hope to begin volunteering and working with defectors from the Democratic People's Republic of Korea and hearing the experiences of those living so close to North Korea," said Keeley.

Kelley now joins Shannon Baker and Madeleine Flom-Staab as recent Luther College graduates receiving Fulbright English Teaching Assistantships for the 2020-21 academic year.

The Fulbright Program is the flagship international educational exchange program sponsored by the U.S. government.  Since its establishment in 1946, the Fulbright Program has enabled more than 390,000 students, scholars, artists, teachers and professionals of all backgrounds to study, teach and conduct research, exchange ideas and find solutions to shared international concerns. The Fulbright Program is funded through an annual appropriation made by the U.S. Congress to the U.S. Department of State.