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Mizzou Adds to Impressive Fulbright Record

Andrea Miller, a native of Bonnots Mill, Mo., was among those selected to receive the grant and will conduct research on brown bears in Norway.

Six University of Missouri students will have the opportunity to study, teach and research in different areas around the globe after being awarded the U.S. State Department’s Fulbright Scholarships for 2011-12. These six individuals add to MU’s success with the prestigious award.

Mizzou had a record 24 applicants for the Fulbright this year, with 10 having their application recommended and forwarded to the host country, making them finalists. The 42 percent of applicants selected as finalists nearly doubled the percentage from 2010-11.

“Winning a Fulbright grant is a great honor and I’m excited to represent the United States in Norway,” says Miller, who earned a bachelor of science in fisheries and wildlife from MU in May 2005 and picked up her doctorate in veterinary medicine in May 2009. “Wildlife veterinary medicine has been a lifelong dream that I look forward to realizing with this research.”