Nine University of Nebraska–Lincoln students have been chosen as Fulbright recipients for the 2020-21 academic year. Two other students have been named alternates.
The Fulbright Program, established in 1946 and funded by the U.S. Department of State, is designed to foster understanding between the United States and other countries. The U.S. Student Fulbright program gives recent graduates, graduate students and young professionals the opportunity to conduct research, study or teach in more than 160 designated countries.
Fulbright recipients also serve as cultural ambassadors, representing the United States abroad. This year, because of the coronavirus pandemic, all Fulbright experiences will begin after Jan. 1, 2021.
Laura Damuth, fellowship adviser at Nebraska, said she is thrilled with the Fulbright results and that the students’ success speaks to the university’s preparation.
“The students who were selected to go abroad on these Fulbright awards all took advantage of study abroad programs and other opportunities that made them very competitive for the award,” she said.