Mount Holyoke was among the highest producers of student Fulbright scholars among undergraduate institutions in 2015-2016. The announcement was published in the Chronicle of Higher Education on February 22.
Since its inception in 1946, the State Department-run 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, according to the website.
Annually, over 1,900 US students, artists, and young professionals in more than 100 different fields are offered grants to study, teach English, and conduct research . The Fulbright U.S. Student Program operates in more than 140 countries worldwide.
In the 2015-2016 academic year, Mount Holyoke produced five Fulbright finalists and ten semi-finalists.
Watch the video about Fulbright Friday, when faculty and students were invited to learn about opportunities to teach, study, and do research abroad.