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.
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.
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