Alumna receives Fulbright scholarship

Grand Valley State University alumna Rylee Mielecki, a Grand Rapids native, received a Fulbright Scholarship to pursue a U.S. student teaching assistantship in Brazil. Mielecki graduated from GVSU in 2012 with a degree in anthropology. Only 120 students nationally are awarded the Fulbright scholarship for teaching English in Brazil. Mielecki will be in Brazil from March until November as part of a plan to increase the quality and quantity of English teaching in Brazil before the 2014 World Cup and the 2016 Olympic games.