Mount Holyoke College has been named one of the colleges and universities that produced the most Fulbright U.S. students for 2021-2022.
Five students and one alternate from Mount Holyoke College received Fulbright awards for the 2021-2022 academic year.
"It is gratifying, and not at all surprising, to see Mount Holyoke College named among the top producers of Fulbright recipients. I applaud not only the exceptional accomplishments of each of these Mount Holyoke Fulbright awardees, but also their continued commitment to pursue international understanding and to embrace diverse perspectives,” said President Sonya Stephens. “I offer them my heartfelt congratulations on their success and know that they will go on to have an impact in the world."
Each year the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) announces the top producing institutions for the Fulbright Program, the U.S. government's flagship international educational exchange program. “The Chronicle of Higher Education” publishes the lists annually.
“Mount Holyoke College students are perennially competitive for U.S. Student Fulbright awards. Across all disciplines, our top students have solid academic preparation, deep community support and a dizzying array of extra- and co-curriculars that they use to pour into applications,” said Ryan Lewis, national fellowships advisor at Mount Holyoke. “It's a real joy and pleasure to help our students because I always learn so much from them!”
“We congratulate the colleges and universities we are honoring as 2021-2022 Fulbright Top Producing Institutions and are especially delighted to celebrate the institutions that achieved this distinction for the first time this year. These institutions reflect the geographic and institutional diversity of higher education in the United States, and include Minority-Serving Institutions,” said Ethan Rosenzweig, deputy assistant secretary of state for academic programs in the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. “We thank the leadership of these institutions for supporting their faculty advisors and administrators, who are instrumental in guiding their students through the Fulbright application process. We know that U.S. institutions benefit from having their students represent their campus overseas, which often fosters reciprocal exchanges that in turn help further internationalize U.S. campuses.”
The Fulbright competition is administered at Mount Holyoke College through the Office of Student Success and Advising.
The Fulbright Program was established over 75 years ago to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries. Fulbright is the world’s largest and most diverse international educational exchange program. The primary source of funding for the Fulbright Program is an annual appropriation made by the U.S. Congress to the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.