Button Menu

DePauw Again Among Nation's Leaders & Tops in Indiana Liberal Arts Colleges for Producing Fulbright Scholars

DePauw Again Among Nation's Leaders & Tops in Indiana Liberal Arts Colleges for Producing Fulbright Scholars

February 19, 2018

Make it seven consecutive years for DePauw University, which is again listed among the nation's leading colleges in producing winners of Fulbright scholarships. The latest issue of the Chronicle of Higher Education, published today, shows DePauw as Indiana's top liberal arts college and #12 in the nation among the "Institutions Producing the Most Fulbright Students".

Based on data for 2017-18, the Chronicle notes that nine DePauw students won Fulbrights and that 26 students at the University applied for the prestigious awards.  It is the only Indiana college on the liberal arts college list.

It's the eleventh time in the last 12 years that DePauw has been listed among the American colleges and universities that produce the most Fulbright Scholars.

The Fulbright Program is the U.S. government’s flagship international educational exchange program. Since its inception in 1946, the Fulbright Program has provided more than 380,000 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, click here. The list is available at the Chronicle's website. (at right: Gesenia Viviescas '17, who is in Taiwan with a Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship)

See the names of DePauw's Fulbright recipients here or visit the University's Fulbright page.

DePauw students and alumni who are interested in applying for Fulbright Awards may contact Kate Knaul, associate dean of undergraduate research & fellowships.

DePauw University ranks #8 among the nation's baccalaureate institutions in the number of students who study abroad, according to the 2017 Open Doors Report on International Educational Exchange. You'll find details in this summary.

Back