Emily Schebler, who just completed her freshman year at Ball State University, has been selected to participate in a 2014 U.K. Fulbright Wales Summer Institute. She was one of 60 freshmen and sophomores chosen nationwide for nine summer institutes, all of which are fully funded.
The daughter of Rob and Marta Schebler, Batesville, is an Honors College student with majors in political science and legal studies. She is active in several BSU organizations, including Mock Trial Team, Student Honors Council, BSU College Republicans and DeHority Hall Council.
“During her six weeks in Wales, Schebler and seven other participants will experience educational programming at three different Welsh universities. She’ll learn about the country’s culture, history, geographical variety and the role that industry has taken in shaping the historical, political and cultural landscape of Wales,” reports Barb Stedman, director of national and international scholarships.
“This is the opportunity of a lifetime to experience another culture that I ordinarily would not be able to experience,” Schebler commented. “I am astounded by this wonderful chance to meet others and travel abroad.”
One of the most prestigious and selective summer scholarship programs operating worldwide, the U.K. Fulbright Summer Institute is a program of the U.S.-U.K. Fulbright Commission. Participants are chosen as future leaders who will support the “special relationship” between the U.S. and U.K., according to Stedman.