Claremont, Calif. (March 17, 2022)—The Chronicle of Higher Education has named Pitzer College a top producer of Fulbright US Student Program awardees among liberal arts colleges for the fourteenth time in as many years.
Last year, seven Pitzer students and alumni received 2021-22 Fulbright US Student Program grants. Two of the seven recipients had previously been awarded 2020-21 Fulbrights, which they couldn’t carry out due to the pandemic, and they reapplied last year. The Chronicle’s count only included the five who applied for the first time last year.
Pitzer College’s seven 2021-22 Fulbright US Student Program awardees are: Sophie Basseches ’20; Lily Borak ’21; Gabriela Carrera ’21; Priscilla Cobain ’16; Esme Kline ’19; Veronica Martinez ’21; and Jessica Miao ’21. Please read Pitzer’s announcement of its 2021-22 Fulbright recipients to learn more about these students and alumni.
Professor of Political Studies Nigel Boyle, Associate Director of Fellowships & Scholarships Sandy Hamilton, and Professor of Sociology Azamat Junisbai served as Pitzer’s Fulbright advising team for the 2021-22 Fulbright applicants. In addition to being advisers for the Fulbright Student Program, Professor Boyle and Professor Junisbai have themselves been awarded Fulbright US Scholar Program grants for US academics, administrators, and professionals. Boyle has received two Fulbrights, most recently in 2019, and Junisbai was awarded a Fulbright in 2018.
The Fulbright US Student Program is the largest exchange program in the US, offering research, study, and teaching opportunities in more than 140 countries to outstanding seniors and recent graduates. Each year, the US Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) announces the top-producing institutions for the Fulbright Program, and the lists are published annually in The Chronicle of Higher Education.
In 2020, the Chronicle cited Pitzer as one of only nine baccalaureate institutions that have been top producers of Fulbright US students every year for the past decade. In 2019, Pitzer was one of only 11 institutions in the country to be named a top producer for both the Fulbright US Student Program and the Fulbright US Scholar Program.
This year, the Chronicle ranked four of Claremont’s five undergraduate colleges as top producers among liberal arts colleges for 2021-22 Student Fulbright awards.