Feb 20, 2019
AUSTIN, Texas — St. Edward’s University once again tops 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 seven 2018–2019 Fulbright scholars, ahead of Loyola Marymount University and Trinity University, among others.
For 10 consecutive years, St. Edward’s has been recognized as a top national producer of Fulbright U.S. students. This is the second time St. Edward’s has ranked at the top. In 2015, St. Edward’s was also in the No. 1 spot as the nation’s top producer, with 10 Fulbright winners. Since 2008, St. Edward's has produced 60 Fulbright scholars.
“For over a decade, the Fulbright Program has given so many of our students the chance to deepen the knowledge they’ve gained as undergraduates, in the classroom, in Austin and around the globe. As a community, we share the Fulbright Program’s longstanding commitment to using our academic strengths to build lasting cross-cultural ties,” said Caroline Morris, associate vice president for Applied Learning, Social Impact and Global Initiatives. “As Fulbrighters, our students put their talents to use and learn enduring lessons from the communities they join.”
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. The Chronicle of Higher Education publishes the lists annually.
The Fulbright competition 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.
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 different 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.
For more information about the Fulbright Program, visit eca.state.gov/fulbright.