W&L’s Jackson Ellis ’19 Awarded Fulbright Washington and Lee University senior Jackson Ellis ’19 has won a Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship to Germany for summer 2019.
Washington and Lee University senior Jackson Ellis ’19 has won a Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship to Germany for summer 2019. At W&L, Ellis is a politics and German double major.
On campus, Ellis is involved in multiple organizations and activities. He is a peer counselor, a member of the German Club, a WLUR radio host, an associate class agent and a Pi Kappa Phi member.
“There couldn’t be a better place than Washington and Lee to prepare me for the Fulbright,” Ellis said. “The professors are here for the students, and I’ve gotten the support necessary to succeed. Specifically, it has given me the critical thinking skills to succeed anywhere. Also, the German Department is outstanding and has helped me immensely throughout my entire college career. Winning a Fulbright is an enormous honor, and I am excited to be able to represent my country in Germany next year.”
Directly after graduation in May, and before his eight-month Fulbright experience in Germany in the fall, Ellis plans to pursue employment in his hometown of Richmond, Virginia. Ultimately, he would like to work in government.