The University of Mary Washington is one of the top producers of U.S. Fulbright scholars, according to a recent list in the Chronicle of Higher Education.
UMW is recognized among master’s institutions for its three 2013 grants, awarded to Aubrey Elliott ’12, Peter Hawes ’12 and Michaela Sands ’12. In all categories, UMW is one of only two four-year public Virginia institutions to make the list, including the College of William & Mary in the research institutions category. Thirteen UMW students have received the prestigious grants in the university’s history.
“It is gratifying to see this recognition for these recent graduates, and for the University of Mary Washington’s outstanding international programs,” said Provost Jonathan Levin. “These awards confirm that UMW continues to excel at preparing students for the new global realities of the 21st century.”
The Fulbright U.S. Student Program is the largest U.S. exchange program offering opportunities for students and young professionals to undertake international graduate study, advanced research, university teaching and primary and secondary school teaching worldwide. The program currently awards approximately 1,900 grants annually in all fields of study and operates in more than 140 countries worldwide.