Puget Sound Named a Top Producer of Fulbright Scholars

February 11, 2019

University of Puget Sound was once again named among colleges and universities that produce the most Fulbright Scholars.

The 2018–19 list was published by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs on Feb. 11, and was featured in the current issue of The Chronicle of Higher Education. The Fulbright Program is the U.S. government’s flagship international educational exchange program.

"This is a true testament of the drive and talent of our students, and the excellence of the faculty and staff who work with them," said Puget Sound President Isiaah Crawford.

Since its inception in 1946, the Fulbright Program has provided more than 380,000 participants—chosen for their academic merit and leadership potential—with the opportunity to exchange ideas and contribute to finding solutions to international concerns.

Four students from Puget Sound received Fulbright awards for overseas travel, work, study, and research for the 2018–19 academic year. Puget Sound is the only independent institution in Washington included on the 2018–19 top Fulbright producers list.

The Fulbright competition is administered at Puget Sound through the university’s fellowships office. For more information contact Associate Director of Fellowships Kelli Delaney.