IC senior wins Fulbright Scholarship

By Gary Scott on March 31, 2016 at 7:29am

An Illinois College senior has been awarded a federal Fulbright Scholarship to teach in South America.

Senior Gabrielle Esparza of Geneseo will teach English in Argentina. Esparza is a history and Spanish major, and received the English Teaching Assistant Fulbright to work at a teacher-training college.

According to a press release, Esparza will also engage in a research project focusing on Argentina’s “Dirty War”, a project she began during a previous study abroad period.

Esparza is scheduled to leave for Argentina in March 2017 and spend nine months there on the scholarship.