These students will join more than 2,100 US citizens who study, conduct research, teach English, and provide expertise abroad for the 2020–21 academic year through the Fulbright U.S. Student Program.
When Geghie Alayna Davis applied for her Fulbright, she wanted to use design to promote rural internet access initiatives, including her Union County home.
“To lead the country in Goldwater Scholars is a tremendous achievement, a reflection of our nationally competitive undergraduates, and of course a credit to these five outstanding future STEM research leaders,” said Provost and Senior Vice Chancellor David Manderscheid.
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.
Hera Jay Brown has been named a 2020 Rhodes Scholar—the ninth current or former UT student to earn this prestigious honor.
Natalie Campbell has been selected for a Mitchell Scholarship, one of the most prestigious undergraduate awards in the country.
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.
Two UT engineering students have been named 2019–2020 Goldwater Scholars. The most prestigious undergraduate STEM scholarships in the United States, Goldwater Scholarships are awarded to college sophomores and juniors who intend to pursue research careers in the natural sciences, mathematics, and engineering.
UT students Brooklyn Battle and Ryan White have received prestigious David L. Boren Scholarships to study abroad.
Four UT students have received fully funded scholarships to travel abroad this summer to study languages considered crucial to the United States’ future security and stability.
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.