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Brown Students, Recent Graduates Earn 37 Fulbright Scholarships

May 23, 2017

The prestigious award offers young scholars the opportunity to teach, study and pursue research internationally. Six graduate students, twenty seniors from Brown University's Class of 2017, and 11 recent alumni have landed coveted Fulbright student scholarships to conduct research or teach abroad. Last year, Brown produced the most Fulbright winners in the United States, and the University has consistently ranked in the top 10 of Fulbright's top-producing schools. Gradute students selected include: Omar Alcover (Guatemala), Fiorie Berhane (Italy), Benjamin Bradlow (Brazil), Sara Hefny (Italy), Peter Levins (Croatia), and Emily Monty (Spain).

As the flagship international exchange initiative sponsored by the U.S. government, the Fulbright Program is designed to build relationships between Americans and people in more than 140 countries across the globe to collectively address global challenges and work toward world peace. Selection is made based on a variety of factors including the quality of application, personal qualifications and academic record, and the extent to which the candidate and the project will help to advance the Fulbright mission. 

“These prestigious awards are a tremendous testament to the excellence of the students, their programs and the University as a whole,” said Thomas A. Lewis, associate dean of the Graduate School. “The awards enable these young scholars to spend a year immersed in the international research that will launch their careers.”

Read more of  O'rya Hyde-Keller's story on the Fulbright winners.