CHARLOTTE Dillon Smith of Charlotte, has been awarded a Fulbright Grant to study in Mali for the 2007-2008 academic year. Dillon is a senior in the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University. He previously attended Champlain Valley Union High School. Under his grant he will be studying the nature and effect of tourism at selected cultural locations in Mali. In addition to conducting field work at three tourist sites, he will be studying at the Institut des Sciences Humaines du Mali and coordinating his work with UNESCO Bameko and Point Sud, an international research institution. The U.S. Department of State operates the Fulbright Program, the largest American international exchange program. It offers opportunities for students, scholars, and professionals to undertake international graduate study, advanced research, university teaching, and teaching in elementary and secondary schools worldwide. Approximately three-four Vermont students receive such grants each year.