UW Tacoma’s 2015 Fulbright finalist

UW Tacoma alumna Lizeth Garcia recently received some great news: she has been named as a finalist for the Fulbright US Student Program.

image001A 2013 graduate of the Politics, Philosophy, and Economics program, Garcia is hoping to teach English in Mexico through the Fulbright English Teaching Assistant (ETA) Program in 2015-16. After being chosen as a finalist by a domestic screening committee, her application has now been passed to the host country for final selection. She will hear in April or May whether she will receive the award.

Garcia is no stranger to teaching; she has gained valuable tutoring experience working with a local community organization that supports the education of Latino children. Since graduating from UW Tacoma, she’s worked as a legislative aide at King County Council. Fingers crossed for her application!


The Fulbright U.S. Student Program awards funding for one academic year of self-designed study, research, creative projects, or teaching English in one of over 140 countries around the world. Eligible applicants are U.S. Citizens who will have a bachelor’s degree before the start of the grant, but not yet a PhD. If you are interested in learning more about the Fulbright or other scholarships, contact Cindy Schaarschmidt, UW Tacoma Director, Student Fellowships & Awards for more information.