Dartmouth Is Named a Top Producer of Fulbright Students

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Thirteen  students and alumni received study-research Fulbrights for the academic year 2018-19.

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Gifts totaling $13 million, led by $10 million from A. George “Skip” Battle ’66, will support first-generation and low-income students at Dartmouth. (Photo by Robert Gill)

The U.S. State Department has named Dartmouth one of the U.S. colleges and universities that produced the most 2018-’19 Fulbright scholars.

Each year, the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs announces the top producing institutions for the Fulbright Program, the U.S. government’s flagship international educational exchange program. Thirteen students and alumni from Dartmouth received study-research Fulbright awards for the academic year 2018-’19.

“We thank the colleges and universities across the United States that we are recognizing as Fulbright top producing institutions for their role in increasing mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries,” said Marie Royce, assistant secretary of state for educational and cultural affairs. “We are proud of all the Fulbright students and scholars from these institutions who represent America abroad, increasing and sharing their skills and knowledge on a global stage.”

Since its inception in 1946, the Fulbright Program has provided more than 390,000 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 young professionals in more than 100 fields of study are offered Fulbright Program grants to study, teach English, and conduct research abroad each year. The Fulbright U.S. Student Program operates in over 140 countries throughout the world. 

The Fulbright U.S. Student Program is a program of the U.S. Department of State, funded by an annual appropriation from the U.S. Congress to the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, and supported in its implementation by the Institute of International Education.    

The Fulbright Program also awards grants to U.S. scholars, teachers, and faculty to conduct research and teach overseas. In addition, some 4,000 foreign Fulbright students and scholars come to the United States annually to study, lecture, conduct research and teach foreign languages.

 To learn more about how to apply for the Fulbright and other programs, visit Dartmouth’s Fellowship Advising Office

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