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U of M announces 14 Fulbright Scholars for 2009-10 school year

Contacts: Gayla Marty, Graduate School, (612) 626-3314, marty001@umn.edu
Ryan Maus, University News Service, (612) 624-1690, maus@umn.edu

MINNEAPOLIS / ST. PAUL (05/13/2009) —Fourteen University of Minnesota students (10 undergraduate and four graduate) have received Fulbright grants for 2009-10 to pursue graduate study in a foreign country during the next two years.

The Fulbrights won by University of Minnesota students this year represent an increase from last year's total of 13 and the university's average of approximately eight Fulbright Scholars in recent years.

The graduate student recipients are:

The undergraduate student recipients are:

The Fulbright competition is administered at the University of Minnesota through the Graduate School and through the Office for National Scholarships in the University Honors Program.

An international educational exchange program, the Fulbright Program is sponsored by the United States Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. Since its inception, the Fulbright Program has provided more than 286,000 participants, chosen for their leadership potential, with the opportunity to observe each others’ political, economic and cultural institutions, exchange ideas and embark on joint ventures of importance to the general welfare of the world’s inhabitants. The program operates in more than 150 countries worldwide. Recipients of Fulbright awards are selected on the basis of academic or professional achievement, as well as demonstrated leadership potential in their fields.

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