Pitzer College Named a Top Producer of Fulbright US Students and Scholars

Fulbright U.S. Scholar Top Producer

Claremont, Calif. (February 13, 2019)—Pitzer College has been included on the US Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs and The Chronicle of Higher Education’s  list of US colleges and universities that produced the most 2018-19 Fulbright US Students and Fulbright US Scholars. Pitzer is also one of only 11 institutions in the country to be named a Top Producer for both the Fulbright US Student and Scholar programs. This is the second consecutive year that Pitzer has been named a top producer on both lists.

Last year, Pitzer professors Azamat Junisbai and Emma Stephens were awarded 2018-19 Fulbright US Scholar grants along with Professor Gretchen Edwalds-Gilbert of the W.M Keck Science Department. Junisbai, an associate professor of sociology is currently serving as a visiting faculty member at Al-Farabi Kazakh National University in Almatyin, Kazakhstan for his Fulbright. Stephens, professor economics is developing new ways to model agricultural and food security systems at the University of Guelph in Canada.

Fulbright US Student Top Producer

For the Fulbright US Student program, this marks the 11th year in a row that Pitzer has been named a top producer among undergraduate institutions. Eleven recent Pitzer graduates, eight of whom were counted on the Chronicle’s list, are now serving as 2018-19 Fulbright Fellows across the globe. Since 1994, Pitzer students and alumni have won more than 250 student Fulbright grants.

Each year the US Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs announces the top producing institutions for the Fulbright Program, the US government’s flagship international educational exchange program. The Chronicle of Higher Education publishes the lists annually.

“We thank the colleges and universities across the United States that we are recognizing as Fulbright top producing institutions for their role in increasing mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries,” said Marie Royce, assistant secretary of state for educational and cultural affairs. “We are proud of all the Fulbright students and scholars from these institutions who represent America abroad, increasing and sharing their skills and knowledge on a global stage.”

The Fulbright US Student and Fulbright US Scholar are US Department of State programs, funded by an annual appropriation from the US Congress to the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, and supported in their implementation by the Institute of International Education.

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