State Department lists top-producing Fulbright institutions
The list provided over 150 student’s names who in the 2016-17 school year “highlight the strong institutional diversity within the Fulbright Program,” as noted by a Department of State press release.
The Fulbright Program, introduced in 1946, has provided more than 370,000 participants — chosen for their academic merit and leadership potential — with the opportunity to exchange ideas and contribute to finding solutions to shared international concern. Overall, this program has recognized almost 2,000 students and provided numerous grants to students and teachers.
Brown University in Rhode Island topped the list for sending U.S. students abroad on the Fulbright Program, with Villanova University in Pennsylvania in second and Smith College in Massachusetts third.
Additionally the news release noted, “The University of South Florida, California Polytechnic State University, the United States Naval Academy, and Fort Lewis College (Colorado) sent the most Fulbright U.S. Scholars.”
The results were managed by the State Department’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, and the Institute of International Education helped to compile the student lists.
Fulbright Students are recent college graduates, graduate students and early career professionals. Fulbright Scholars are faculty, researchers, administrators and established professionals.