Eleven UA Students Win Fulbright Awards

Eleven University of Alabama students were chosen as Fulbright Student Award Winners for 2020-2021.

The Fulbright Program is the most prestigious U.S. international exchange program, offering opportunities for students, scholars and professionals. The Fulbright Award of the U.S. Department of State offers one-year grants for independent study and research, and for English teaching assistantships overseas.

"We applaud every Fulbright 2020-2021 student applicant for their interest in furthering the Fulbright mission of mutual understanding between the people of the U.S. and the people of other countries," said Dr. Teresa Wise, associate provost of international education and global outreach. "As the world unites in solving the unprecedented challenges of COVID-19, that mission is more important than ever.

"We congratulate our awardees and know that they will represent UA and the U.S. with distinction in the coming year."

The highly competitive program selects about 1,500 award recipients from over 11,000 applicants each year. UA has received national recognition as a Top Producing Institution for Fulbright U.S. Students four of the last five years.

Alternates may be brought forward to serve at any time should winners be unable to travel to the designated country, or if additional federal funds become available.

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