Top Producing Fulbright Students and Scholars

NEW YORK, February, 22, 2016—A feature in the Chronicle of Higher Education today highlights the Fulbright Program, and lists the Top Producers of U.S. Fulbright Scholars and Students—those institutions in each Carnegie Classification that had the highest numbers of their U.S. students (primarily recent graduates) and scholars (faculty, researchers and administrators) who received Fulbright grants for the current academic year. The Fulbright Program is the U.S. government’s flagship international educational exchange program, and the Top Producing schools are announced each year by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.

The feature article, “Fulbright Seeks More Diverse Pool of Scholars and Students,” focuses on the Fulbright Program’s efforts to diversify the students and scholars who participate in the prestigious exchange program, noting that “during the past 10 years, the State Department has been successful in increasing the participation of black people and other underrepresented minorities in both its scholar program, which provides grants primarily to academics, and its student program, which awards grants to recent college graduates, master’s and doctoral students, and young professionals.” Mala Adiga, the Department’s Deputy Assistant Secretary for Academic Programs, said in a statement to The Chronicle, “We want to send the message to all students and scholars that Fulbright encourages your interest, and that we’re committed to promoting diversity in the program for the long term. We believe that individuals from a wide range of backgrounds, who have the talent and commitment to succeed, should have an opportunity to expand their knowledge of the world as Fulbrighters.”

The institutions that had the highest number of students who received Fulbright U.S. Student awards for 2015-2016, by Carnegie Classification, are: Harvard U. (Research Institutions), Saint Edward’s University (Master’s Institutions), Pitzer College (Bachelor’s Institutions), and Princeton Theological Seminary (Specialized Institutions). The institutions that had the highest number of faculty who received grants from the Fulbright U.S. Scholar Programs are: Arizona State University at Tempe (Research Institutions), Eastern Michigan University (Master’s Institutions), Bucknell University (Bachelor’s Institutions), Northern Virginia Community College (Community Colleges), and University of California at San Francisco (Specialized Institutions). Visit the Chronicle of Higher Education online to see this special coverage of the Fulbright Program. To view the full list of Fulbright Scholars for 2015-2016, visit the Fulbright U.S. Scholar and Fulbright U.S. Student websites.

Since its inception in 1946, the Fulbright Program has provided more than 360,000 participants—chosen for their academic merit and leadership potential—with the opportunity to exchange ideas and contribute to finding solutions to shared international concerns. Over 1,900 U.S. students, artists and early career professionals in more than 100 different fields of study are offered Fulbright U.S. Student Program grants to study, teach English, and conduct research, and more than 800 U.S. scholars and established artists and professionals teach or conduct research through the Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program annually. The Fulbright Program continues to be agile and innovative in its approaches to fostering mutual understanding and people-to-people connections. Fulbrighters address critical priorities in all world areas while building relationships, knowledge, and leadership in support of the long-term interests of the United States and the world. The program has supported or prepared participants to address the major global challenges of our time, from sustainable energy and climate change to public health and food security. The Fulbright Program operates in over 160 countries throughout the world. IIE administers the Fulbright Program on behalf of U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. Directories of Fulbright student recipients are available at: Fulbright U.S. Student Program, and Fulbright Scholar recipients are available at Fulbright Scholar Directory.

The Fulbright Program, sponsored by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, is the U.S. government’s flagship international exchange program and is supported by the people of the United States and partner countries around the world. For more information, visit the Fulbright website.


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