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Senior receives Fulbright for cancer research in England

Eily Cournoyer had a tumor removed from her brain when she was a little girl. Thankfully, it was benign but the frightening experience changed her life.

She was so grateful to the doctors who saved her she decided to devote herself to the medical field. Now the 21-year-old senior is one step closer to her dream.

The Portsmouth, R.I., resident has received a Fulbright grant to study cancer at the graduate level in England for a year. What makes the grant even more special is that the United Kingdom is the most competitive Fulbright student program of all: only about 6 percent of applicants receive funding.

“I’m so happy,’’ says Cournoyer. “I still can’t believe it. I never imagined that I would...

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