The U Fulbright Blog
The national Fulbright Program has selected 10 University of Utah students as semi-finalists this year, a U record! This year’s list has eight undergraduate students and two graduate students, including three English Teaching Assistant semi-finalists, five Study semi-finalists (seeking an M.A. degree) and two Research Grant semi-finalists. Countries include Germany, Taiwan, the Netherlands, Poland, Finland, Spain, the Czech Republic and France.
In 1945, as the world was reeling from the aftermath of World War II, James William Fulbright—a U.S. senator from Arkansas—proposed the creation of a program aimed at averting future nuclear wars. The concept was founded in Fulbright’s belief that connecting people from different countries would ultimately foster greater understanding and cooperation between their nations. Fulbright came to call this “converting nations into peoples.”