Abbey Moses, senior pre-law political science major and former Students’ Association president, has been awarded the Fulbright Scholarship, one of the highest honors the federal government gives to graduating seniors and graduate students planning to conduct research or work abroad.
The Abilene native will be serving as a Fulbright English Teaching Assistant in Malaysia from January - November 2018. She will represent the United States as a cultural ambassador working with students in rural Malaysia.
Moses will focus on implementing student government, art and sports programs to help Malaysian students learn leadership and interpersonal skills, jobs she knows well from her time as SA president.
“I’ll be given the freedom to create whatever type of environment I want for these students,” Moses said. “Most students will not have the opportunity to pursue a higher education, so I want to help them find fields they are passionate about and equip them to be successful.”
With her experience in public service, Moses knew she wanted to serve; it was just a matter of where.
“I read about the Fulbright program in Malaysia, and it seemed like a perfect fit,” she said. “I have always been one to go with the wind, so no matter what, I trust that I will be a public servant in whatever capacity God provides.”
The Fulbright Scholarship Program (www.cies.org) is a highly selective award designed to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries. Abilene Christian has a long tradition Fulbright awards, dating back to the 1950s. ACU’s Office of Major Scholarships helps provide information and support for the students and faculty who apply for nationally competitive major scholarships and fellowships.