Three Earlham College seniors have been awarded Fulbright scholarships for the 2024-25 academic year.

Meg Lyczak and Diana Guzman Rivera received Fulbright English Language Teaching Assistantships, according to a news release. Lyczak will teach in Colombia, and Guzman Rivera in Mexico.

Mary Jo Easley, whose grandparents are Tom and Mary Anne Butters of Greens Fork, received a Fulbright Graduate Studies Award to support her pursuit of a master’s degree in sustainability management at the University of Toronto-Mississauga.

Earlham has now had 42 students selected for scholarships from Fulbright’s U.S. Student Program since 1991. In addition, Andrew Guerard-Adie and Jacob Munday were Fulbright semifinalists this year.

Lyczak, who graduated high school in New Hampshire, enrolled at Earlham after working as a hospital liaison for migrants near the Guatemala-Mexico border. She majored in peace and global studies and participated in the Border Studies program that involves visiting communities on both sides of the U.S.-Mexico border.

A Chicago native, Guzman Rivera, who majored in sociology-anthropology, has logged more than 1,800 hours of community service while at Earlham, including about 500 hours assisting in a classroom. She also provided English tutoring services during a semester in Ecuador.

Easley hopes to find solutions for climate and business innovation. She is the daughter of southern Indiana winery owners, which led her to see how climate change has made growing grapes more difficult. 

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A version of this article appeared in the May 8 2024 print edition of the Western Wayne News.