Setting a new record for the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, 17 students have been offered Fulbright US Student Program awards for the 2018–19 academic year to study, research, and teach in cities around the world.
In its history UT has had 77 student Fulbright recipients, with its first in 1959. This year, UT had 52 Fulbright candidates and 27 semifinalists, and 17 students have already been offered awards—all single-year records for the university. UT also has two alternates and one semifinalist still pending final notification, which means they could still receive awards. A year ago UT had what was then an institutional best of nine Fulbright recipients, preceded by four (2016), four (2015), and two (2014).