As individual countries continue to finalize their 2011 Fulbright grants, 11 Georgetown students this year have received awards so far, with the university awaiting word on an additional 13.
Six of this year’s recipients are graduating seniors. In 2010, Georgetown received 16 Fulbright grants, with 14 scholarships being awarded in 2009 and 18 in 2008.
Fulbright scholarships are awarded as part of the Fulbright Program, which allows students and researchers in the United States to receive grants to study and teach abroad for an academic year, while allowing foreign students the chance to study in the United States.
This year’s recipients will be studying and researching in countries across five continents, including Brazil, Cameroon, India, South Korea, and Austria.
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The Chronicle of Higher Education just released its annual list of the top U.S. producers of Fulbright students, and for the second year in a row, Georgetown made the cut!
With 10 current students and four recent alumni winning Fulbright scholarships, Georgetown won a spot on the list of U.S. research universities with the most Fulbright students. The number of Georgetown-affiliated students winning Fulbrights is a little lower than it was in 2008, when 15 current students and 3 alumni were awarded scholarships.
Things look pretty good, though, when you consider Georgetown’s Fulbright acceptance rate. With 36 students applying and 10 being granted scholarships, Georgetown’s acceptance rate is 27.8 percent, the 17th highest of the 39 research universities listed.
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