Feb. 13, 2024

AUSTIN, Texas — St. Edward’s University is proud to once again be named a Top Producer of Fulbright U.S. students for the 2023-2024 academic year — ranking as one of the top 3 universities in the Master's institutions list.

This is the 13th time that the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) has recognized St. Edward’s as one of the colleges and universities with the highest number of students selected for the prestigious Fulbright awards.

“It is an immense honor for our institution to once more earn this esteemed designation among the best in our field,” said St. Edward’s University President Montserrat Fuentes. “As a Top Producer for Fulbright students, St. Edward’s is committed to providing all of our exceptional students with transformative academic experiences and opportunities for international study and cultural exchange.”

Assistant Secretary of State for Educational and Cultural Affairs Lee Satterfield commended all institutions awarded with this distinguished recognition, saying, “Fulbright’s Top Producing Institutions represent the diversity of America’s higher education community. Dedicated administrators support students and scholars at these institutions to fulfill their potential and rise to address tomorrow’s global challenges.”

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Five students from St. Edward’s were selected for Fulbright awards for the 2023-2024 academic year, with four Fulbright winners  all Global Studies majors — accepting the opportunity to work, live and learn in their fields from South America to East Asia.

August Railey ’23, Uruguay

  • Developing creative, interactive and accessible learning techniques for students of all backgrounds and ages, including through popular social media platforms.

Marisa Davis ’22, Taiwan

  • Completing her master’s degree in Brand and Fashion Management at Fu Jen Catholic University and studying the positive impacts of sustainable fashion.

Kathryn Brouillette ’22, Morocco 

  • Providing children with the necessary resources needed to enhance their education.

Nic Carrillo ’23, Taiwan

  • Serving as an English Teaching Assistant and improving Mandarin-Chinese language skills.

In addition to receiving Top Producer recognition for 2023-2024, St. Edward’s was named a Fulbright Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI) Leader for 2023 for the third consecutive year by the ECA — joining only 8% of institutions to receive this designation out of nearly 600 HSIs overall.

Since 2004, 83 Fulbrights have been awarded to St. Edward’s University students to teach, learn and immerse themselves in diverse cultures in more than a dozen countries around the world.

About St. Edward’s University

St. Edward’s University is a private university in the Catholic, Holy Cross tradition with approximately 3,600 students. Located in Austin, Texas, it is one of the top universities in the state and offers more than 50 undergraduate, seven master’s degree programs and a doctorate program. St. Edward’s delivers a premier, highly personalized education that provides students distinctive academics and extensive internships, research and service learning opportunities on a vibrant and inclusive hilltop campus in a world-class city. St. Edward’s has been recognized for 21 consecutive years as one of “America’s Best Colleges” by U.S. News & World Report. In the 2024 Best Colleges rankings, St. Edward’s ranked #6 in the Best Regional University in the West category.

About the Fulbright Program

The Fulbright Program is the U.S. government's flagship international academic exchange program. Since 1946, the Fulbright Program has provided over 400,000 talented and accomplished students, scholars, teachers, artists, and professionals of all backgrounds with the opportunity to study, teach, and conduct research abroad. Fulbrighters exchange ideas, build people-to-people connections, and work to address complex global challenges.