TACOMA, Wash. – University of Puget Sound was once again named among colleges and universities that produce the most Fulbright U.S. Students. Each year, the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) announces the top producing institutions for the Fulbright Program, the U.S. government’s flagship international educational exchange program. The 2021–22 list is published in the current edition of The Chronicle of Higher Education.
“Puget Sound students and alumni are committed to putting their educations to work in the world in meaningful ways,” said Puget Sound President Isiaah Crawford. “With a global focus on connecting people and nations, the highly competitive Fulbright program provides a unique opportunity to gain international research and teaching experience throughout the world.”
Puget Sound Fulbright awardees’ recent destinations include Argentina, Germany, India and Taiwan. Other highly selective fellowships received by Puget Sound students and alumni include the Critical Language Scholarship, Frederick Douglass Global Fellowship, Gilman Scholarship, and Watson Fellowship.
Established to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries, the Fulbright Program is the world’s largest and most diverse international educational exchange program. Since its inception in 1946, the Fulbright Program has provided more than 400,000 participants from all backgrounds—recent university graduates, teachers, scientists and researchers, artists, and more—the opportunity to expand their world views, exchange ideas, develop a deep appreciation for their host countries and people, and build new networks of colleagues and friends.
The Fulbright competition is administered at Puget Sound through the university’s fellowships office. For more information, contact Associate Director of Fellowships and Academic Advising Kelli Delaney MEd’07.