Fourteen UT students and recent graduates have been selected for Fulbright student awards. Three students were named alternates.
Ten Vols were recognized with the Torchbearer award, UT’s highest undergraduate honor.
With 16 students receiving Fulbright US Student Awards in 2019–20, UT ranks seventh among public research universities and is the top-ranked SEC school.
UT is looking at another blockbuster year for Fulbright Student awards, with 17 current students and recent graduates offered fellowships and another eight named alternates. Meet the award recipients.
Colleen Ryan, of Cookeville, Tennessee, studied in the United Kingdom through the Fulbright program after graduating from UT in 2017. She’s now studying in China as a Schwarzman Scholar.
UT graduate Yuki Minami, of Baltimore, Maryland, is at Kyushu University in Japan researching the role of Japanese women under the imperial government from 1910 to 1945 on a Fulbright Student Award.
UT graduate Stephen (Alex) Crockett, of Jamestown, Tennessee, is pursuing a master’s degree in agriculture and rural development at the University of East Anglia in the United Kingdom on a Fulbright Student Award.
UT graduate Savannah Dixon, of Memphis, shares her experience of teaching English in Guatemala on a Fulbright Student Award.
With a record-setting 19 students receiving US Fulbright Student Awards last year, UT ranks fourth among public research universities and 12th among all research universities, tying with Harvard University.
Three UT Knoxville faculty members are Fulbright Scholars for the 2018–19 academic year.
The Southeastern Conference announced Monday that all 14 of its member institutions have achieved the highest designation for research activity by the Carnegie Foundation.
After spending six months in Italy as a Fulbright Scholar in 2016, School of Music Associate Professor Brendan McConville will meet with Ambassador of Italy to the United States Armando Varricchio in Washington, DC, on December 11 as part of a gathering of past Fulbright Scholars.