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Published: Monday, 10/29/2012

40 UM students awarded 2012-13 Fulbright grants

ASSOCIATED PRESS

ANN ARBOR — The University of Michigan says 40 of its students have received Fulbright grants from the State Department for overseas education.

The Ann Arbor school announced Monday that more of the grants were awarded to its students than any other U.S. institution for the 2012-13 academic year. Harvard University is second with 31 recipients, and Brown University is third with 29.

Michigan says this marks the sixth time in the past eight years it has held that honor. It also led the nation in Fulbrights in 2005, 2007, 2008, 2010 and 2011.

The 40 students who accepted the grants represents a Michigan record.

The Fulbright program awards grants to about 1,700 students each year on the basis of academic or professional achievement as well as demonstrated leadership potential in their fields.



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