Alumna Receives Fulbright Student Program Scholarship

Cheryl Walton, CCAS BA ’11, has been awarded a Fulbright U.S. Student Program scholarship to Malaysia for an English Teaching Assistantship. She departed in early January to begin her service.

During her time at GW, Walton was involved with several student organizations, and also volunteered in the DC community. Walton also served on the executive board of Alpha Phi Omega (Theta Chi Chapter), a national co-ed community service fraternity.

During Walton’s senior year at GW, she was selected as a Gilman Scholar and pursued research in Cairo, Egypt in the days preceding the Arab Spring. Walton also worked on Capitol Hill while pursuing her degree, serving in the offices of Senator Mark Warner (a fellow Colonial) and Senator Richard Burr.

Upon graduating from GW, Walton interned with the Department of Defense as a congressional liaison. She then earned a master’s degree in social work from Norfolk State University.

After returning from her service with the Fulbright program in Malaysia, Walton says her goals are “to return to Washington, DC to pursue a career with the federal government, build strategic relationships between donors, philanthropists and entrepreneurs to support GW, and, in the future, serve on the GW Alumni Association’s Board of Directors.”

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