Feb. 22, 2016
St. Edward's University is recognized as the top producer of Fulbright students among master's institutions, according to the Chronicle of Higher Education.
The Fulbright Program is the U.S. government’s flagship international educational exchange program.
The recognition puts St. Edward's at No. 1 in the category of master's granting institutions, ahead of Villanova, Santa Clara, Drake and Elon universities, among others. Harvard, Pitzer and Princeton Theological Seminary also placed first in their respective categories.
During the past academic year, 26 students from St. Edward’s applied for Fulbright awards. Half of those students were finalists and 10 won.
A key component of the university’s strategic plan is to be a top liberal arts university by providing a learning environment that is academically challenging and rich with global experiences for students.
The Fulbright winners are:
- Sergio Glajar ’15, English Teaching Assistantship, Germany
- Hannah Thornby ’15,English Teaching Assistantship, Malaysia
- Jana Soares ’15,Full Research Grant, Australia
- Danielle Rivera ’14, English Teaching Assistantship, Laos
- Rebekah Morton ’15, English Teaching Assistantship, South Korea
- Samantha Mendoza ’15, English Teaching Assistantship, India
- Caitlin Maples ’15, English Teaching Assistantship, Germany
- Cali Chidester ’15, English Teaching Assistantship, Malaysia
- Jenna Jaco ’15, English Teaching Assistantship, South Korea
- Katie Protano ’15, English Teaching Assistantship, Germany
Since its inception in 1946, the Fulbright Program has provided more than 360,000 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 annually. The Fulbright U.S. Student Program operates in more than 140 countries throughout the world.