Brittany Collins Kaufman | May 24, 2017
A record 38 current University of Notre Dame students and alumni have been awarded grants by the Fulbright U.S. Student Program to study abroad in 2017-18, topping last year’s record of 30 finalists.
Six alternates and seven semifinalists were also named, for a total of 51 students and alumni recognized. The number of students and alumni recognized this year improves upon last year’s University record of 48.
The Fulbright Program is the U.S. government’s flagship international educational exchange program, offering students grants to conduct research, study and teach abroad. Top-producing institutions are highlighted annually in The Chronicle of Higher Education. Notre Dame has appeared on this list for three consecutive years, coming in tied at No. 2 in the nation for the 2016-17 list.