Macey Shay Receives a Killam Fellowship

Macey Shay

Macey Shay

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Macey Shay, an honours student in History and French at the University of Texas, has been awarded a Killam Fellowship to study at l’Université de Montréal.

Fulbright Canada is pleased to announce that Macey Shay, an honours student in History and French at the University of Texas, has been awarded a prestigious Killam Fellowship to study at l’Université de Montréal during the 2015-2016 academic year.

Macey’s principal academic interests are in 19th and 20th century Jewish and European history, comparative education studies, and law. Throughout her time at UT, Macey has been involved in education-related community service, the Liberal Arts Council, and the Dedman Distinguished Scholars program.  She has also interned at Project Zero at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, as well as at the Child and Family Research Partnership at the LBJ School of Public Affairs.  Macey has been named a Distinguished College Scholar (top 4 percent of students in UT’s College of Liberal Arts) and was recently inducted into Phi Beta Kappa.  Her honors thesis has been awarded the David M. Rosenberg Award for Achievement in Jewish Studies.  Other honors Macey has received include the Dedman Distinguished Scholarship, an Undergraduate Research Fellowship, multiple research grants from the Schusterman Center for Jewish Studies, a Texas Hillel Student Development Fund Scholarship, and a Distinguished Student Award from the UT French Department.  Macey has pursued French language study at the Sorbonne and has spent time at Jewish history archives in Israel and France.

During her third year at UT, Macey wrote her honors thesis, entitled Jewish Educational Philanthropy in Comparison: The Schools of the Jewish Colonization Association and the Alliance Israélite Universelle in Argentina and Palestine, 1889–1914.  Macey presented her thesis in Warsaw, Poland at the Sixth Warsaw Conference for Young Jewish Studies Researchers.  After completing her undergraduate degree, Macey hopes to continue her studies and research at the graduate level in addition to pursuing a law degree.

About the Killam Fellowships Program

The Killam Fellowships Program is a competitive program providing an opportunity for exceptional undergraduate students from universities in Canada and the United States to spend either one semester or a full academic year as an exchange student in the United States or Canada respectively. Students may participate in the program either as a direct exchange student or as a self-placed visiting student. The Killam Fellowships Program provides a cash award of $5,000 US per semester, a three day orientation in Ottawa, and a three day spring seminar in Washington D.C.

This program, administered by Fulbright Canada, is supported by the American Killam Trusts and Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada. It is an integral part of the Foundation's multidimensional strategy to foster mutual understanding between Canada and the United States of America.

Fulbright Canada is sponsored by the United States Department of State and the Canadian Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development. It is a bi-national, treaty-based, non-governmental, not-for-profit organization, governed by an independent board of directors, charged with identifying and supporting the very best and brightest in Canada and the United States.

Fulbright Canada is celebrating 25 years of promoting academic excellence and mutual understanding. The theme for Fulbright Canada’s silver anniversary, expanding the boundaries of human knowledge, is reflective of the program’s mission and commitment. Fulbright Canada is proud of its alumni, who have made significant contributions to economic, social, and political life in both countries.

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