Notre Dame News | July 28, 2015
Eighteen University of Notre Dame students have been named Fulbright grant finalists in the 2015-2016 program, the most grantees the University has ever had in the program. Sixteen finalists have accepted the award.
The Fulbright program is the U.S. government’s flagship international educational exchange program. It awards a one-year postgraduate fellowship for research, study or teaching English abroad. During their fellowship, scholars will work, live and learn in their host country.
“The University’s unprecedented Fulbright success this year is indicative of the commitment to internationalization exemplified by Notre Dame International and the units that will make up the Keough School of Global Affairs, among others,” said Jeffrey Thibert, assistant director of national fellowships in Notre Dame’s Center for Undergraduate Scholarly Engagement (CUSE). “Our students are especially competitive for the Fulbright and other national fellowships because they are encouraged to pursue international coursework and research and develop a truly global perspective. These fellowships enable Notre Dame alumni to build on their education as they contribute positively to the world and raise the University’s profile both at home and abroad.”