The Fulbright U.S. Student program, the country's flagship program for international exchange, has awarded fellowships to 14 University of Wisconsin–Madison students. Additionally, five students have received funding from the Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad program.
University of Wisconsin–Madison juniors Asad L. Asad and Nicholas Lillios have recently been awarded $30,000 each for graduate study. Asad was recently announced as one of only 20 undergraduates in the U.S. to be selected as a 2010 Beinecke Scholar, and Lillios was recently announced as one of only 60 to be selected as a 2010 Truman Scholar.
Senior forward Blake Geoffrion was named the 2010 Hobey Baker Memorial Award recipient, the Hobey Baker Memorial Award Foundation announced on Friday at the NCAA Frozen Four in Detroit and live on ESPNU. Geoffrion is Wisconsin's first-ever Hobey Baker award winner.
Daniel Lecoanet, who will graduate with comprehensive honors from University of Wisconsin–Madison this spring with a double major in math and physics, has won a five-year, no-strings-attached fellowship to pursue graduate studies.
Each spring, the Leadership Trust Award, offered by the Letters & Science Honors Program, grants up to two students with awards equal to two semesters of tuition (currently totaling more than $8,000) plus project funds up to $3,000.
A system to make fruit tree pesticide spraying safer for people and the environment won the top prize and $10,000 in the Schoofs Prize for Creativity, an annual competition at the University of Wisconsin–Madison that rewards innovative and marketable ideas.
Work on a project to provide a Haitian community with hydroelectric power has won the University of Wisconsin–Madison's chapter of Engineers Without Borders a prestigious United Nations engineering award.
Continuing the University of Wisconsin–Madison's strong tradition of global engagement, the campus is ranked once again in the top 10 of research institutions nationwide in the number of Fulbright Fellowships awarded to students.