Chatham Hall Class of 2015 graduate, Sriya Chadalavada, has been awarded a Fulbright Scholarship to teach English in Malaysia.
Chadalavada recently graduated from Kenyon College in Ohio, where she studied Economics. In addition to her academic pursuits, she served as the Senior Class President and member of the Academic Infractions Board.
Named for the late Sen. J. William Fulbright, the Fulbright Scholarship is a program run by the US Department of State with the aim of developing international understanding and establishing open communications between countries. As a Fulbright scholar, Chadalavada will be teaching English in Malaysia this upcoming year. She is the second member of the Chatham Hall Class of 2015 to earn this prestigious award, joining classmate Annika Tice.
In addition to the Fulbright Scholarship, Chadalavada has also been selected as a recipient of a Davis Peace Project award, a national program which awards grants to grassroots projects designed to promote the social and societal benefit of others around the world. Her project, entitled Promoting Safe and Eco-Friendly Menstrual Practices in Nepal, will begin this summer as she travels to work in-country with healthcare professionals. Chadalavada co-authored the proposal with two other Kenyon students with the goal of establishing a sustainable Women’s Collective that will provide access to feminine hygiene products in the Accham or Baitadi Districts of Nepal.
Chadalavada will begin teaching in Malaysia in the coming year. To read about classmate Annika Tice’s Fulbright Scholarship award, click here.
An all girls boarding and day school in Southern Virginia, Chatham Hall prepares girls for college and for productive lives. Our innovative academic program offers Advanced Placement courses, global study and travel, as well as project based learning. Our athletic teams regularly compete at the State level and our exceptional riding program is nationally recognized. We foster the intellect and character of each student and, through our Honor Code, live in a community of trust. Grounded in its Episcopal heritage, the school welcomes students of all faiths and backgrounds.