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Announcement of seven Fulbright scholarship awards to students in the University came to the Provost yesterday from the U.S. Department of State. The grants are the first of some 30 expected scholarships that will provide each of the winners with a year of study abroad.
Two Radcliffe graduate students also received Fulbrights.
Two undergraduates, four graduate students, and an alumnus won the grants at Harvard. Their names and the countries in which they will study are: Phillip C. V. Bankwitz 3G, France, Roger Hornstein 1G, France, Donald E. Paradis 3L, England, Daniel R. Pinkham, Jr. '44, France, Stephen M. Schwebel '50, France, Alvin Whitley 3G, England, and Harrison M. Wright '50, New Zealand.
The Radcliffe winners are Elizabeth L. Gallaher, France, and Elizabeth A. H. Salmon, France.
600 Awards in All
Fulbright scholarships are given by the State Department in foreign currency received from the sale of surplus property abroad. About 600 awards will be given throughout the country this year. Four hundred will go to graduates and faculty members, and 200 to undergraduates.
About 200 students and teachers in the University applied this year. The Institute of International Education then nominated 38 of these men for awards. After nomination, the Fulbright seeker must be approved by the State Department and placed in a foreign university by the U.S. Education Foundation. It is expected that about 25 more of the present nominees will receive notification of their awards in the next two or three weeks.
The competition for the scholarships is strongest among applicants who want to study in France and the United Kingdom. Only five percent of the applicants for the United Kingdom were nominated, and eight percent of the applicants for France.
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