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 May 1, 2017

BME Take 5 student wins Fulbright grant to study in Glasgow, Scotland

bjhCongratulations to Jonathan Boualavong ’16/T5’17 BME for winning a Fulbright grant! Boualavong, an Elkridge, Maryland, native, will pursue an MPhil in chemical and process engineering at the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow, Scotland.

He is one of twelve University of Rochester students and recent alumni who have been offered 2017–18 grants in the prestigious Fulbright U.S. Student Grant program. Rochester’s candidate pool consisted of 40 applicants, 19 of whom became semifinalists. The Fulbright U.S. program awards approximately 900 grants for research and study, and 1,200 English teaching assistantship grants each year. Applicants are nominated by their college or university’s Fulbright evaluation committee, which may also endorse alumni candidates.