University maintains record of producing Fulbright recipients
Observer Staff Report | Tuesday, February 28, 2017
Twenty-seven Notre Dame students were granted Fulbright grants in the 2016-2017 program, according to a University press release. These Fulbright awardees are currently working on their projects abroad.
Notre Dame was tied for second with Georgetown University in the number of Fulbright scholars this year, trailing only Brown University.
The Fulbright U.S. Student Program Top Producing List appeared in “The Chronicle of Higher Education” on Feb. 21. This is the first time Notre Dame has appeared on the list for three consecutive years.
The U.S. government international educational exchange program gives students one-year grants to teach English, study or research abroad, according to the press release.
“The unprecedented prominence of the University of Notre Dame on this year’s list of Fulbright U.S. Student Program Top Producing Institutions is a testament to the exceptional students admitted through the Office of Admissions and the Graduate School,” Jeffrey Thibert, associate director of Notre Dame’s Flatley Center for Undergraduate Scholarly Engagement said in a statement.
The University hopes to continue its success with the 51 students that have been named semifinalists for a 2017-18 Fulbright grant. The preliminary results will be available by May.