Seventh Auburn University graduate awarded Fulbright Scholarship

Published: July 09, 2018
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A 2018 Auburn University graduate has been awarded the prestigious Fulbright Scholarship, bringing Auburn's number of Fulbright Scholarship recipients for this year to seven. Six other recipients were previously announced in May

Emily Strobaugh, an Honors College graduate who received her bachelor’s in both global studies and English Literature with a double minor in human development and family studies and Spanish, has been selected as a Fulbright Scholar English Teaching Assistant to Brazil for the coming academic year.

Among her many notable activities, Strobaugh served as a summer 2016 intern for World Relief in Nashville, Tennessee, a non-denominational refugee resettlement agency where she taught business English, edited client’s resumes and helped secure entry level positions for recently resettled refugees. The following summer, Strobaugh participated in a permaculture internship with the College of Human Sciences’ Sustainability in Action study abroad program in New Zealand and Fiji. While in Fiji she assisted in training local beekeepers on the most effective harvesting techniques in order to maximize profit, as well as the quality of the colony. 

“One of my favorite concepts of sustainability is to be passionate enough about a cause that you are willing to plant seeds in a garden that you may not see bloom,” stated Strobaugh. “At Auburn, I developed more comfort in focusing on long-term solutions through the hope and infectious energy that comes from forward-thinking teaching and instruction. The Fulbright ETA Scholarship will allow me to contribute my skills to an existing infrastructure that is dedicated to improving cross-cultural competency and international relations and I look forward to planting my own seeds for a better future in Brazil.”

“Emily is an outstanding representative of Auburn University and we wish her great success during her Fulbright to Brazil,” said Tiffany Sippial, director of the Honors College.

Read about Auburn's other 2018 Fulbright Scholarship recipients at


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