Northwestern ranks first in Fulbright scholarships

    Thirty-two Northwestern students received Fulbright Scholarships from the State Department this year, the highest number of any research university, according to the Fulbright Web site.

    According to the organization’s Web site, 109 Northwestern students applied for the scholarship. The 32 graduate and undergraduate students who were awarded scholarships have either recently left to study abroad or will do so in the near future in order “to study, teach English and conduct research in more than 100 different fields in more than 125 countries,” according to a Northwestern press release.

    Northwestern has continually risen or stayed steady on the top of the Fulbright top-producing schools list since 2004 as shown on the Fulbright website. Since 2004, the number of Northwestern applicants has more than doubled, and the number of winners has quadrupled. This year, Northwestern placed first overall and first in the 38-school research institutions category.

    Typically 6,000 to 7,000 students apply for the Fulbright scholarships each year.

    More to come.


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