University of Alabama students recognized at Fulbright Student Awards

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UA is recognized at the 2023 Fulbright Student Awards.
(Jacob Blankenship / The Bama Buzz)

For the sixth time in eight years, The University of Alabama has been recognized as a Top Producing Institution for Fulbright U.S. Student Awards.15 students received Fulbright Award offers in this year’s national competition. Keep reading to learn more about this program and the University of Alabama award recipients.

Fulbright U.S. Student Program

In partnership with more than 140 countries worldwide, the Fulbright U.S. Student Program offers academic opportunities to college seniors, graduate students and young professionals. While pursuing graduate study, conducting research or teaching English abroad, participants work, live with and learn from people of the host country. This program facilitates cultural exchange through classroom, workforce and home interactions. Fulbright is a highly competitive program that selects approximately 1,500 award recipients from over 11,000 applicants each year.

“The University of Alabama is proud to be honored as a Fulbright Top Producer yet again, a designation that speaks to the ambition and aptitude of our students and the caliber of our faculty.”

Stuart R. Bell, President, University of Alabama

Award recipients

15 Ua Students Receive Awards From Fulbright Student Awards (University Of Alabama / Facebook)
15 UA students received awards from Fulbright U.S. Student Awards

The 15 University of Alabama students who received Fulbright Award offers this year are:

  • Judson Braly (Kenya)
  • Mathew Cieśla (Poland)
  • Andrew Deaton (Czech Republic)
  • Ihuoma Ezebuihe (Nigeria)
  • Nicholas Hayes (Germany)
  • Sarah Homoky (Germany)
  • Lauren L’Etang (Mexico)
  • John “Jack” Lombardo (Germany)
  • Tegan Murrell (Norway)
  • Marie Neubrander (Taiwan)
  • Wesley Clay Richmond (Germany)
  • Channler Dakota Smith (Taiwan)
  • Samuel Watson (South Korea)
  • Bryan Winkler (Spain)
  • Leona Yeager (Mongolia)

“UA is educating top-quality students who develop both the passion and the skills to transform and impact communities in the U.S. and around the world. As they embark on the unique Fulbright opportunity to teach, learn, research, and grow both personally and professionally, we are enormously proud of each of them.”

Dr. Teresa Wise, Associate Provost of International Education and Global Outreach

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