Intercom Online......October 29, 1998

University's brightest making their mark

More and more Penn State students are making it to the top in state and national competition for academic fellowships and awards, according to the Office of Undergraduate Fellowships.

In addition to the 16 students now abroad on Fulbright grants, the four Goldwater Foundation Scholars and the 13 graduating seniors on National Science Foundation Fellowships for graduate study, among others announced last spring, the office received word over the summer of even more successes. The number of competitive winners through the Fellowships Program this past year has now reached 60.

"It's thrilling to see our students compete so well on the state and national level," said Mary Gage, director of the Undergraduate Fellowships Office. "Each winner gives encouragement to other academically talented students to compete. This is the busiest time of our year, with 36 Fulbright applications being assessed by committees of dedicated volunteer faculty members."

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