Several Indiana colleges and universities are being recognized for producing U.S. Fulbright scholars. The scholarship has been presented to more than 50,000 students over the last 70 years. The Indiana institutions producing the most Fulbright Scholars during the 2014-15 academic year are:
Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology
University of Notre Dame
Earlham College and Earlham School of Religion
February 16, 2015
SOUTH BEND, Ind. – Ten University of Notre Dame students have been awarded Fulbright grants in the 2014-15 program, placing the University among the top-producing universities in the nation.
The U.S. government's flagship international educational exchange program, Fulbright recently announced the complete list of colleges and universities that produced the most 2014-15 U.S. Fulbright students. The success of the top-producing institutions is highlighted in Thursday’s edition (Feb. 12) of The Chronicle of Higher Education.
“Notre Dame's inclusion on the list of top producing institutions of Fulbright U.S. students is a sign of our expanded commitment to internationalization, along with the important work of Notre Dame International and the units that will make up the Keough School of Global Affairs,” said Jeffrey Thibert, assistant director of national fellowships in Notre Dame's Center for Undergraduate Scholarly Engagement (CUSE). “Our students are especially competitive for the Fulbright not simply because so many engage with the world through coursework and study abroad, but because of the depth of the engagement the University encourages. The Fulbright allows our students to take the international education they have begun at Notre Dame to another level, better preparing them to become representatives of the University on the international stage as they pursue their increasingly global careers.”
Mike Westrate, associate program director of the Graduate School Office of Grants and Fellowships, said, “As a 'Fulbrighter' myself, I know the extraordinary value of this award, both during and after the Fulbright year. We are proud of our graduate students, and we are quite happy that we were able to assist five of them to win this prestigious award. But most of all, we are happy about the powerful and lasting effect that a Fulbright year abroad will have on their lives, both personally and professionally.”
Notre Dame's 2014-15 U.S. Fulbright students are:
-Natalie Boll, international economics, Class of 2014 – English Teaching Assistantship to Luxembourg
-Andrew Dupont, ACE Class of 2014 – English Teaching Assistantship to Bangladesh
-Melissa Guinan, political science, Class of 2012 – Study and research grant to European Union
-Hannah Hemphill, theology postgraduate student – Study and research grant to Switzerland
-Deanna Kolberg, political science/Chinese, Class of 2014 – English Teaching Assistantship to South Korea
-Marcus Liddell, German, Class of 2014 – English Teaching Assistantship to Germany
-Thomas Metzger, bioengineering postgraduate student – Study and research grant to Ireland
-Amy Nelson, medieval studies postgraduate student – Study and research grant to Austria
-Sara Troyani, literature postgraduate student – Study and research grant to Italy
-Sylvia Yong , biochemistry/French, Class of 2014 – Study and research grant to France
Since its inception in 1946, the Fulbright Program has provided participants – chosen for their academic merit and leadership potential – with the opportunity to study, teach and conduct research; exchange ideas; and contribute to finding solutions to shared international concerns. In the past 69 years, more than 50,000 students from the United States have benefited from the Fulbright experience.
CUSE provides undergraduate students in all the University’s colleges opportunities for research, scholarship and creative projects. More information on CUSE is available at cuse.nd.edu.
Source: University of Notre Dame
February 16, 2015
GREENCASTLE, Ind. – DePauw University is again one of the “Institutions Producing the Most Fulbright Students” in data for 2014-15 published in the latest Chronicle of Higher Education. DePauw had five Fulbright winners, and 26 students applied for the prestigious awards.
It's the fourth consecutive year and the eighth time in the last nine years that DePauw has been listed among the American colleges and universities that produce the most Fulbright Scholars.
May 2014 graduate Ashley M. Conard received a Fulbright U.S. Student scholarship to conduct computational biology research and study in Belgium, while classmates Samuel R. Leist amd Abigail E. Emmert received English Teaching Assistantships to teach English in Turkey. Anna M. Butz received an ETA to teach English in the Republic of Colombia, while Claire E. Jagla, a 2012 graduate of DePauw, used an ETA to teach English in South Korea.
Additionally, Kim Trimble, professor of teacher education at California State University – Dominguez Hills and 1974 graduate of DePauw, receivedLGL 8628 a Fulbright Award — his third — to teach in the Master of Arts in Teaching English as a Foreign Language program (M.A. TEFL) of the Graduate School of Education at Bilkent University in Ankara, the capital of Turkey.
Ann Sarkisian '14 was named an alternate ETA to Armenia.
The University was also cited as one of the USA's top producers of Fulbright Fellows in the 2013, 2012, 2011, 2009, 2008, 2007 and 2006 listings.
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 360,000 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 1,800 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 annually. The Fulbright U.S. Student Program operates in over 140 countries throughout the world.
Source: DePauw University