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Manchali Madduri Receives Fulbright Award

Manchali Madduri of Stanford University has been awarded a Fulbright U.S. Student Program scholarship to Nepal in Energy. Manchali was a high school summer intern at the Geophysical Laboratory from 2007 to 2009 (receiving the Balzan award in 2008) and for a full year during her senior year as a part of Thomas Jefferson's school researcher program. 

Her brother Achintya Madduri, also from Thomas Jefferson High School, was also an Intel Finalist and Geophysical Laboratory intern.  He is currently studying electrical engineering at University of California, Berkeley. 

Madduri is one of more than 1,700 U.S. citizens who will travel abroad for the 2013-2014 academic year through the Fulbright U.S. Student Program. Recipients of Fulbright grants are selected on the basis of academic and professional achievement, as well as demonstrated leadership potential

The Fulbright Program is the flagship international educational exchange program sponsored by the U.S. government and is designed to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries. The primary source of funding for the Fulbright Program is an annual appropriation made by the U.S. Congress to the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.  Participating governments and host institutions, corporations and foundations in foreign countries and in the United States also provide direct and indirect support. The Program operates in over 155 countries worldwide.