6 Seattle University Students Receive a Fulbright Award in 2016

An unprecedented six Seattle University students received a Fulbright award for the 2016-2017 school year; the most recipients ever awarded at SU in a year. It’s an impressive number considering that only 1,900 grants are awarded annually across all fields of study

The high award ratio should come as no surprise. Seattle University consistently ranks as a top producer of Fulbright student and faculty awardees among master’s institutions nationally.

In fact, it’s the fourth year in a row and the seventh time total that SU has ranked as a “top producer” of either student or faculty Fulbright recipients. For the 2015-2016 school year, SU ranked eighth in the master’s institutions category for student recipients. In total, 46 SU students have earned a Fulbright since 1994.

Luke Green, the Director of the Office of Fellowships, talked about the impressive turnout for the 2016 school year in a press release. “I am continually surprised and impressed by the skills, talents and expertise of our students and alumni,” said Green. “It is an honor to be part of the network of faculty and staff that support them during their academic and professional journey.”

The Fulbright recipients for this school year received their awards in a myriad of different categories including:

  • Fulbright English Teaching Assistant
  • Fulbright Research Grant
  • Fulbright Study Grant

The Fulbright U.S. Student Program is the largest U.S. exchange program that offers students and young professionals the opportunity to understand international graduate study, advanced research, university teaching, and primary and secondary school teaching worldwide. The SU students are heading to Turkey, Rwanda, South Korea, India, United Kingdom, and Colombia.

Serena Cosgrove, a faculty representative for the Fulbright Program said, “I am so inspired by our great students: their success is such a strong motivator to keep up the mentoring.”

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