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Emmetsburg Native Awarded Fulbright U.S. Student Program Grant

May 14, 2019
Emmetsburg News

Emmetsburg native Nicholas Grandstaff, was one of 17 students awarded Fulbright U.S. Student Program grants to conduct research, attend graduate school, undertake creative projects, or serve as English teaching assistants abroad in 2019-2020.

This year, the UI had the largest-ever number of applicants, with a total of 47 students completing the rigorous application and interview process. A record number of 32 semifinalists were selected to compete in the second round of the competition. For the fourth consecutive year, the UI received the honor of being named a top producing institution of Fulbright students nationally for the 201819 competition, with 11 students receiving grants. In the past five years, 61 students from the UI have received awards to 35 countries, supported by faculty and staff mentors with world, region, and country expertise.

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Nicholas Grandstaff will be attending Wageningen University in the Netherlands to study in their top-ranked international development master’s program while learning about technology surrounding the advanced Dutch food system. Grandstaff will receive his BBA in economics from the University of Iowa this May.



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