LOUISVILLE, Ky. – University of Louisville graduate Markita Helton has earned a Fulbright award to teach English in South Korea.
Helton is a Louisville native who graduated this month with a degree in elementary education from the College of Education and Human Development. Including Helton, UofL has nine Fulbright awardees this year. UofL students and graduates have earned 88 Fulbright awards since 2003—more than all other Kentucky colleges combined.
The university had previously announced its Fulbright and other prominent scholars May 5.
“As a new educator who sees a dire need for improvement in the quality of education in the United States, I am honored and excited to learn from one of the best education systems in the world,” Helton said of her year-long scholarship to teach elementary schoolchildren in South Korea.