Monday, April 03, 2006
Salem Academy Instructor Wins Scholarship to Study in Japan
The Japan Fulbright Memorial Fund has granted Salem Academy history instructor Lynn Ellis a scholarship to study in Japan for three weeks this June. Ellis is one of 600 teachers nationwide to be selected for the program this year.
The Japanese government sponsors the Japan Fulbright Memorial Fund Teacher Program (JFMF) to provide American primary and secondary school teachers with fully funded short-term tours of Japan in order to foster increased awareness and understanding between Japan and the United States. The program was established to show the Japanese people's appreciation for the U.S. Fulbright scholarship program, which has enabled American students to travel and study overseas since 1946.
Ellis, who lives in Winston-Salem, is the second Salem Academy instructor to earn a scholarship. Biology instructor Sharon Spencer received a scholarship in 2001. The JFMF program also dovetails with the goals of World View, a global-awareness curriculum program, which the school joined last year.