The 2016–17 academic year saw nine UT students earn Fulbright awards, a record number for us. We also had our first-ever Gates Cambridge and Schwarzman Scholars, and the first Truman Scholarship finalists since 2014.
Three students have been awarded scholarships to travel abroad to study critical languages that are imperative to the United States’ future security and stability.
Recent UT graduate Jordan Bakke has received a Fulbright award to spend the next year as an English teaching assistant in Kazakhstan.
Lucille “Lucy” Greer, who just completed her junior year at UT, has received a prestigious Boren Scholarship that will allow her to spend next year studying Arabic and international politics in Jordan.
Eight UT students—the largest number to date—have been offered prestigious Fulbright U.S. Student Program awards for the 2017–18 academic year to study and teach in cities around the globe.
Sahba Seddighi, who graduated from UT in May 2016, has been named to the highly prestigious Gates Cambridge Scholars program.
UT undergraduates Kimberly Bress, Christopher Neal, and Andrew Wintenberg have been named 2017–18 Goldwater Scholars.
Miranda Gottlieb, who graduated from UT last spring, has been named to the second class of Schwarzman Scholars, a highly competitive program that offers selected students the opportunity to earn a master’s degree in China.
Alina Clay, a junior from Memphis, is one of ten undergraduates selected from an applicant pool representing more than 160 universities nationwide to receive a prestigious 2016 Thomas R. Pickering Foreign Affairs Fellowship.