Georgetown, in Washington DC, had 49 recent alumni or grad students join Fulbright in the latest academic year, followed by Princeton University with 36 and Brown University with 30.
The 2022/23 US top producing institutions, released by the US Department of State in collaboration with the Institute of International Education, saw 25 new institutions added to the list, which stakeholders say underscores the program’s dedication to inclusive growth and institutional diversity.
“On behalf of president Biden and secretary of state Blinken, congratulations to the colleges and universities recognised as 2022/23 Fulbright top producing institutions, and to all the applicants who were selected for the Fulbright Program this year,” said Lee Satterfield, assistant secretary of state for Educational and Cultural Affairs.
“A new generation of Fulbrighters will catalyse lasting impact on their campus, in their communities, and around the world”
“Thanks to the visionary leadership of these institutions, administrators, and advisors, a new generation of Fulbrighters – changemakers, as I like to say – will catalyse lasting impact on their campus, in their communities, and around the world.”
The Fulbright Program – sponsored by the US government – is the country’s flagship international educational exchange program. Since 1946, more than 400,000 Fulbrighters from the US and 165 countries have studied, taught and conducted research in each other’s countries.
Maryland’s Salisbury University led the masters category with nine students selected, Bowdoin College in Maine in the baccalaureate category with 19 and The School of the Art Institute of Chicago’s two students placed it top in the Special-Focus institutions category.
The six schools appearing for the first time on the student producing list include Baylor University, Carnegie Mellon University, Murray State University, Ringling College of Art and Design, Towson University, and the University of South Florida.
The 174 schools included in the list feature institutions across 35 states and the District of Columbia, with New York the most represented of any state, with 22 institutions.
The Fulbright dual top producers list – measuring both researchers and students – featured 18 institutions, with Harvard University topping the research institutions category with 36 participants and SUNY College at Geneseo led among masters institutions with seven.
Bates College in Maine and Oberlin College in Ohio – in the baccalaureate institution category – both saw 15 Fulbright students and scholars in 2022/23.
This week, the UK’s Chevening program also celebrated its 40th anniversary.
Announced initially in under the ‘Pym package’ in 1984, four years after the UK had introduced fees for international students, the FCO Scholarships and Awards Scheme supported 100 scholars per year. In 1994, the program was renamed Chevening after the official residence of the UK foreign secretary in Sevenoaks.
The 2024/25 Fulbright US Scholar Competition opens in mid-February.