August 1, 1946: President Truman signed the Fulbright Scholarship Program into law — named for Arkansas Sen. J. William Fulbright. Six decades later, the Fulbright Program is the most widely recognized and prestigious international exchange program in the world, supported each year by an annual appropriation from Congress and other nations. The Fulbright program works with universities, schools, government agencies, nongovernmental organizations (NGOs), and the private sector to assist individuals of high achievement and potential who represent the full diversity of their respective societies. Nominees are chosen through open, merit-based competitions.
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