Pitzer College is one of the top producers of Fulbright students in 2022-23, according to a Fulbright announcement released today and reported on by The Chronicle of Higher Education. This marks the 15th consecutive year that Pitzer has been recognized for this achievement.
The Fulbright is a highly competitive program administered by the U.S. Department of State to promote cultural and intellectual exchange between recipients and some 140 countries worldwide. During their grants, Fulbright recipients study, work, conduct research, and live with people from their host country to gain a deeper appreciation of other viewpoints, beliefs, and cultural perspectives.
Top-producing schools are divided into two categories: those with the most Fulbright scholars (which refers to faculty members or other professionals) and those with the most Fulbright students (which applies to undergraduates).
On the Fulbright students list of 42 schools, Pitzer topped the list with the highest number of Fulbright applicants with 56 and tied with Oberlin for third with 13 awards offered (a success rate of about 23%).
Other Claremont Colleges institutions on the list were Pomona College with 44 applicants (9 awarded) and Scripps College with 21 applicants (7 awarded).
Pitzer College has a longstanding record of producing recipients for some of the most prestigious fellowships and scholarships available to undergraduate students. Last fall, Dominic Arzadon ’23 made college history as Pitzer’s first recipient of a Marshall Scholarship.
In a letter sent to Pitzer to notify its selection as a Fulbright top producer, U.S. Secretary of State Anthony Blinken stated that “this achievement is a testament to your institution’s deep commitment to international exchange and to building lasting connections between the people of the United States and the people of other countries.”
About Pitzer College
Pitzer College is a nationally top-ranked undergraduate liberal arts and sciences institution. A member of The Claremont Colleges, Pitzer offers a distinctive approach to a liberal arts education by linking intellectual inquiry with interdisciplinary studies, cultural immersion, social responsibility, and community involvement. For more information, please visit www.pitzer.edu.