Rutgers University–New Brunswick has been named a top producer for the Fulbright U.S. Student Program, as announced by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs and recognized in the Chronicle of Higher Education.
The university has 19 grant recipients this year, one from SEBS and including six from the School of Graduate Studies, two of which are affiliated with SEBS Ecology and Evolution and Entomology Programs. The recognition is given to colleges and universities in the United States that received the highest number of applicants selected for the Fulbright U.S. Student Program and requires schools to have at least 10 students offered Fulbright grants.
The distinction is shared by some of the nation’s most elite institutions, including Princeton University, Brown University, Georgetown University and Harvard University.
“I am very proud Rutgers has once again joined our esteemed peers in being among the top producers of Fulbright recipients,” said Rutgers President Jonathan Holloway. “More importantly, I am thrilled for our newest talented Fulbright students and excited for them to embark on these life-changing opportunities.”
Our winners include:
Gabrielle Jacob – (SEBS’20), Public Health, (SGS’22) Public Health – was profiled in this 2020 Newsroom article for her work in helping to found True Inclusion. Gabrielle is currently in South Korea.
Andrew Aldercotte, a student in the School of Graduate Studies in the SEBS Ecology and Evolution Program, is currently doing pollinator research at a Rutgers-affiliated field station in Indonesia. Read more about his Fulbright-Funded Research.
Michael Monzon, who was a graduate student in George Hamilton’s laboratory at SEBS Department of Entomology was recognized in this 2020 Newsroom article, for winning a prestigious award at the Virtual Entomology Society of America’s National Meeting. Michael is currently doing research in Sweden.
Read more about the Fulbright winners at Rutgers Today.