Union again among top producers of Fulbrights

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Union has been recognized among the U.S. colleges and universities that produced the most 2017-18 Fulbright U.S. Students, according to the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.

This marks the second time in three years the College has received this distinction.

The Fulbright Program is the U.S. government’s flagship international educational exchange program. Union produced four Fulbright Student award winners, ranking it among the best of similar institutions: Samuel Broda ’16 (Brazil); Aubrey Griffin ’17 (India); Lindsay Reich ’17 (Malaysia) and Kyle Tevlin ’15 (Laos).

Top-producing institutions are highlighted annually in The Chronicle of Higher Education.

The Fulbright competition is administered at Union through the office of National Fellowships and Scholarships. For more information, contact its director, Lynn Evans at evansl@union.edu.

Since its inception in 1946, the Fulbright Program has provided more than 380,000 participants—chosen for their academic merit and leadership potential — with the opportunity to exchange ideas and contribute to finding solutions to shared international concerns.

More than 1,900 U.S. students, artists and young professionals in over 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 some 140 countries throughout the world.

The Fulbright Program also awards grants to U.S. scholars, teachers and faculty to conduct research and teach overseas. In addition, roughly 4,000 new foreign Fulbright students and scholars come to the U.S. annually to study for graduate degrees, conduct research and teach foreign languages.