Eleven University of Georgia students have won Fulbright scholarships, a new record, and the nine who accepted the grants will be heading off to study in China, Uganda, Fiji and other countries across the globe. 

UGA winners who accepted the scholarships are: Jeremy Akin of Savannah, Virginia Newman of Decatur; Abigail Zylla of Martinez; April Conway of Conyers; Jennifer Olson of Ames, Iowa; Carlos Burse of Canton; Emily Gauld of Watkinsville; Jessica Stewart of Alpharetta and John Keith of Athens. In addition, Lauren Fisher of Brooks received a teaching assistantship from the French government.

This marks the second consecutive year that UGA has set a new record for Fulbright scholars. 

The Fulbright Program is an international exchange program for students, scholars and professionals funded primarily by the U.S. government.

Mr. Akin will be in central Uganda researching conflict management. Ms. Newman will study environmental policy at Nanchang University in China. Ms. Zylla will study the ecological impact of Fiji’s eco-tourism industry.

Other recipients were awarded English-teaching assistantships in Germany, South Korea and Taiwan.

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