WVU’s 2019 Fulbright Scholars front row from left: Constantia Rhinehart and Jana El-Khatib. Back row from left: Kaley Hensley, Karen Laska and Jordan Miller. The scholars were photographed at the Wise Library on the downtown campus.

WVU’s 2019 Fulbright Scholars front row from left: Constantia Rhinehart and Jana El-Khatib. Back row from left: Kaley Hensley, Karen Laska and Jordan Miller. The scholars were photographed at the Wise Library on the downtown campus.

Five WVU women have been awarded the prestigious Fulbright Scholarship to teach English abroad next year. The Fulbright Program is a U.S. government international exchange program where recipients are given a stipend to study, teach or conduct research while increasing mutual understanding between Americans and people of other countries, according to WVUToday. 

WVU now has 64 Fulbright scholars throughout the school’s history.

All the winners are West Virginia natives. The 2019-20 scholars are: 

• Jana El-Khatib from Hurricane; will teach in Malaysia

• Kaley Hensley from Chapmanville; will teach in Latvia

• Karen Laska from Wheeling; will teach in the Slovak Republic

• Jordan Miller from Wheeling; will teach in Andorra

• Constantia Rhinehart from Elkins; will teach in Germany