As a tutor at the Temple University Writing Center, Kacie Hoagland (CLA ’17) is no stranger to the value of a second set of eyes during the revision process. When she decided to apply for a Fulbright English Teaching Award, she knew she needed to use all the resources available to her.
“I spent months writing and revising my personal statements,” she says. “The application process involved a lot of work, but I had so much support through the fellowship advising office that I didn’t have to go through any step alone.”
Hoagland met with Barbara Gorka, Director of Scholar Development and Fellowships Advising, tutors and even other Fulbright applicants to enhance her application.
“The scariest part was not knowing if all the work would even pay off in the end,” she adds.
Luckily for Hoagland—and her future students—it did. She will move to Spain this fall to spend a year as an English teaching assistant in the Galicia region of Spain.