For the second consecutive year, the University of North Georgia (UNG) has been recognized nationally as a top-producing university for the Fulbright U.S. Student Program. The recognition is for the current academic year. The Fulbright is a prestigious and highly competitive fellowship that enables graduate students to pursue academic endeavors overseas. It is designed to increase mutual understanding between U.S. citizens and residents of more than 160 foreign countries, according to the Fulbright website. "This is a tremendous achievement for UNG to receive for the second year in a row," UNG President Bonita Jacobs said. "This recognition indicates the excellent academic and leadership development opportunities that we provide for our students. I am also proud that 13 of our students are Fulbright semifinalists for the 2019-20 academic year, putting them one step closer to being able to take advantage of the transformational experiences provided through the Fulbright program and other nationally competitive scholarships."