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Seattle U Produces Record Number of Fulbrights

Written by Dean Forbes

May 17, 2019

Seattle University students who won Fulbright Grants

Eight Seattle U students won Fulbright Grants for 2019-2020

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A record-setting eight Seattle University students and recent alumni have been awarded prestigious 2019-2020 Fulbright Grants to study, research and work abroad.

A record-setting eight Seattle University students and recent alumni have been awarded prestigious 2019-2020 Fulbright Grants to study, research and work abroad. The university, through its Office of Fellowships, is consistently recognized as a top producer of Fulbrights. Since 1994, 63 Seattle U students have earned Fulbright grants. The previous high-mark for Seattle University was five in 2015.

SU students were awarded Fulbright Study/Research Grants and Fulbright English Teaching Assistantships. Candidates for the Fulbright Study/Research Grant craft an in-depth research proposal for a specific country, sometimes partnered with a graduate program. The Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship programs place students in schools overseas to teach English alongside a local instructor and to provide a native speaker presence in the classroom.

“Seattle University is immensely proud of our Fulbright awardees,” says Provost Shane P. Martin. “A commitment to academic excellence and rigor as well as a considerable amount of hard work goes into becoming a Fulbright. This year’s historic success is a testament to the quality and dedication of our students, faculty and staff that make it happen.”

This year, all of the new student Fulbright recipients, plus two program alternatives, are from the College of Arts and Sciences. Learn more about them here.

The Fulbright Program aims to increase mutual understanding between the United States and other countries. Established in 1946 and named for Arkansas Sen. J. William Fulbright, it is the flagship international educational exchange program sponsored by the U.S. government. The nationally competitive program offers fully funded research, study and teaching opportunities in more than 140 countries to recent graduates and graduate students. With their grants the Fulbrights meet, work, live with and learn from the people of the host country. The program facilitates cultural exchange through direct interaction in the classroom, field of study, at home and in routine tasks.

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