Feb 11, 2020

AUSTIN, Texas — For the 11th consecutive year, St. Edward’s University is on the list of U.S. colleges and universities that produced the most Fulbright U.S. Students in the category of master’s-granting institutions.

St. Edward’s produced five 2019–2020 Fulbright 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 Chronicle of Higher Education publishes the lists annually.

A post-graduate Fulbright, which enables recipients to teach or study abroad, is a wonderful way to deepen knowledge of another culture and gain valuable academic and professional skills, said Caroline Morris, associate vice president for Applied Learning, Social Impact and Global Initiatives.

“Applying to Fulbright has become part of the St. Edward’s experience for so many students,” Morris said. “Some of our Fulbright winners have prior experience in the countries they visit, but many have never had the opportunity to spend significant time outside of the United States. All return home with a life-long network of fellow Fulbrighters, domestically and abroad, who share their commitment to cross-cultural understanding and person-to-person diplomacy.”

In 2015 and 2019, St. Edward’s was in the No. 1 spot as the nation’s top producer. Since 2008, St. Edward’s has produced 68 Fulbright Students.

The Fulbright program is administered at St. Edward’s University through Caroline Morris, associate vice president for Applied Learning, Social Impact and Global Initiatives. To learn more about the program at St. Edward’s, visit the Office of Fellowships or reach out to dguiduba [at] stedwards.edu (Dina Guidubaldi), assistant director of Fellowships.

Background

Since its inception in 1946, the Fulbright Program has given over 390,000 passionate and accomplished students, scholars, teachers, artists and professionals of all backgrounds and fields the opportunity to study, teach and conduct research, exchange ideas, and contribute to finding solutions to important international problems. The global network of Fulbrighters fosters mutual understanding between the United States and partner nations, advances knowledge across communities, and improves lives around the globe.

Fulbright is active in more than 160 countries worldwide and partners with participating governments, host institutions, corporations and foundations in foreign countries and in the United States. Many of these organizations also provide direct and indirect support. ECA sponsors the Fulbright program, and several nonprofit, cooperative partners implement and support the program on the bureau’s behalf.

For more information about the Fulbright Program, visit eca.state.gov/fulbright.