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Andrew Albert Wins Prestigious Fulbright Summer Institute Scholarship at Newcastle University in the U.K.

Andrew Albert, a Philosophy major at Loyola, has won a prestigious Fulbright Summer Institute scholarship to study at Newcastle University.

Albert was selected from a strong applicant pool for the scholarship, through which he will learn about and experience the United Kingdom during a four-week summer program. While there, he will experience a stimulating academic curriculum and explore the culture of the U.K.

"We are thrilled that a Loyola student has been awarded the prestigious Fulbright Summer Institute scholarship," said Mariette Thomas, Study Abroad Advisor in the Center for International Education. Thomas encourages other Loyola students to apply for the US-UK Fulbright Awards Program.

The Fulbright Commission selects participants through a rigorous application and interview process. The commission considers academic excellence, a focused application, a range of extracurricular and community activities, demonstrated ambassadorial skills, a desire to further the Fulbright Program and a plan to give back to the recipient’s home country upon returning.

The Fulbright Summer Institute covers a majority of participant costs, including round-trip airfare, tuition and fees, and room and board. It also includes visa processing, a comprehensive pre-departure orientation, in-country enrichment opportunities, a re-entry session and an opportunity to join alumni networks.

The commission supports about 50 U.K. and U.S. Fulbright Summer Institute scholarships for undergraduate students each year. Nearly 300,000 extraordinary women and men from all over the world have had their lives changed as participants in the Fulbright Program. Of these alumni, approximately 15,000 U.K. nationals have studied in the U.S. and nearly
12,000 U.S. nationals in the U.K.

Notable program alumni include: novelist Malcolm Bradbury, politician Liam Byrne, Nobel Prize winner and economist Milton Friedman, politician Charles Kennedy, actor John Lithgow, poet Sylvia Plath, composer Tarik O’Regan, politician Lord William Wallace, novelist Ian Rankin and journalist Vanessa Heaney.

For more information on the US-UK Fulbright Awards Program, contact Laura Murphy, Fellowships Advisor, at or the Center for International Education,