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FAL 2016

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1 4 | L O U I S V I L L E . E D U News & Impact Perez named UofL's 15th Fulbright Scholar for 2016 UofL alumnus Jonathan Perez earned a Fulbright award in September, bringing the number of UofL scholars who earned the scholarship this year to 15, a new one-year record for the university. "This is a fantastic milestone for our campus community," said Acting President Neville Pinto. "It's gratifying to know that we are giving our students and alumni the tools they need to win these prestigious international scholarships." Since 2003, UofL has had 104 Fulbrights, more than all other Kentucky public colleges combined. The 15-scholars-in-one-year landmark is especially signifi cant because it breaks the 14-scholars-in-one-year threshold and means that the university could once again be named a top Fulbright-producing institution. Perez, who originally was named an alternate for the Fulbright, graduated from the College of Education and Human Development in May with a master's degree in teaching. As a Fulbright, he will teach English in Brazil starting in February 2017. Meanwhile, UofL is hard at work prepping next year's potential honorees. Twenty Fulbright and Critical Language Scholarship applicants gathered recently at Etscorn Honors Center for the Fulbright Speed Dating event. Now in its eighth year, the program lets applicants have one-on-one conversations with previous winners who look over their research proposals and offer suggestions on how to improve them. Mentored scholar- ships boost the traditional college experience UofL not only aims to provide students a high-quality education in the classroom, but also constantly seeks to offer unique opportunities for students to learn how to become future leaders in our community and the nation. One way we help? By providing mentored schol- arships. Forty incoming, high-achieving students receive mentored scholar- ships each year through four elite programs at UofL: McConnell Schol- ars, Grawemeyer Scholars, MLK Scholars and Brown Fellows. The programs offer students full tuition to UofL, along with enrichment experiences and special program- ming, which may include leadership and commu- nity service opportunities, undergraduate research, and international and national travel. Each program selects 10 students annually for the honor. Scholar- ship applications for the 2017–18 school year will be accepted through December 15th. For more information — includ- ing individual program links to meet the current scholars — and to apply, visit https://louisville. edu/admissions/aid/ scholarships/mentored- scholarships/. Perez The latest Grawemeyer Scholar recipients at an orientation retreat at Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest. FRONT ROW: Alisha Deshmukh, Louisville, KY; Ellie Farley, Fort Thomas, KY; Maria Shields, Bardstown, KY; Amanda Arts, Pikeville, KY. SECOND ROW: Graham Reynolds, Owensboro, KY; Garrett McGrady, Louisville, KY; Davis Pyle, Hopkinsville, KY; Connor Burns, Danville, KY; Brandon Brown, Erlanger, KY; Sam Embry, Leitchfi eld, KY. Applicants for the Fulbright and Critical Language Scholarship programs participate in the annual Fulbright Speed Dating event.

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