UCI in top 1% producing famed Fulbright scholars

UC Irvine is among the nation’s top colleges and universities producing Fulbright scholars.

Eleven UCI students received Fulbright scholarships for the 2021- 22 academic year, according to the Chronicle of Higher Education, which publishes the list. This puts UCI in the top 1% of all universities in the country.

The federal government established the Fulbright Program in 1946 to increase mutual understanding between the U.S. and other countries through the exchange of people. It’s considered one of the most prestigious scholarships in the world.

Fulbright has produced 40 heads of state or government, 61 Nobel laureates and 89 Pulitzer Prize winners, among countless other leaders and change-makers.

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