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June 11, 2004

U-M: 29 Fulbright winners

ANN ARBOR, Mich.—Twenty-nine students from the University of Michigan won Fulbright fellowships in 2003-2004—more than any other university in the nation.

U-M also had five winners of Fulbright teaching assistantships. The Fulbright Program recently announced the regional list of colleges and universities that produced the most 2003-2004 U.S. Fulbright Fellows.

"We often say that the University of Michigan is a university of the world, and the news regarding our extraordinary success with Fulbrights confirms this view," said U-M Provost Paul N. Courant. "These students will bring something of Michigan to the world, and, to the great benefit of the rest of us and our students, something of the world back to Michigan."

Ivy League schools Cornell University and Harvard University each had 25. For a full list of winning schools, visit: http://www.imakenews.com/fulbright/e_article000257608.cfm?x=a2RnSgn,a1RD3pkp

The U.S. Congress created the Fulbright Program in 1946, immediately after World War II, to foster mutual understanding among nations through educational and cultural exchanges. Senator J. William Fulbright, sponsor of the legislation, saw it as a step toward building an alternative to armed conflict. Fulbright Grants are available for study, research, teaching, and work in the creative and performing arts.

The Fulbright competition is administered at the University of Michigan through the U-M International Institute. For more information, on U-M's Fulbright program, email iiefulbright@umich.edu or visit: http://www.umich.edu/~iinet/fulbright/index.htm

For more on the International Institute, visit: http://www.umich.edu/%7Eiinet/

 

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