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A Web Letter from the Office of the Provost - November 2019

By Mary Jane Chew

Across Our Campus

Student scholars excel beyond campus

At Purdue, students continue to advance our legacy of excellent scholarship. One of the most recent evidences of this is Boilermaker representation in prestigious awards, as exampled by the Fulbright U.S. Student Program.

According to the National and International Scholarships Office (NISO), Purdue has had more Fulbright U.S. Student Program grantees (33) since 2012 than all previous years of grantees in the Fulbright Program’s existence (20). The most recent grantees — a total of six — have just been announced by NISO, which is housed in the Honors College. Campus Fulbright efforts have dramatically increased since NISO was redesigned in 2012, resulting in a record 40 Boilermakers applying for the Fulbright U.S. Student Program this year — a 29% increase over the previous year.

“Impactful teaching, meaningful research, and cultural understanding are hallmarks of the Fulbright Program,” says Jay Akridge, provost and executive vice president for academic affairs and diversity. “I’m extremely proud of our Purdue students who have demonstrated they have the academic skills and personal commitment needed to earn one of these prestigious Fulbright grants.”

Read more about the six 2019 grantees here.

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