WWU Ranked Third Nationally in Number of Student Fulbright Scholars

  • WWU's Polly Woodbury on her Fulbright in Thailand
    WWU's Polly Woodbury, third from right, on her Fulbright in Thailand

Western Washington University was named a top national producer for Fulbright Scholarship winners in the 2018-2019 school year, according to a just-released ranking from the Chronicle of Higher Education and the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.

Western produced five Fulbright winners in this same time period, placing it tied for third nationally among masters-granting institutions, and was again ranked highest in the Pacific Northwest.

Tom Moore, director of Western’s Fellowships Office, said the ranking again shows the excellence of the university’s students.

“Once again, WWU has been designated a ‘Top Producer’ of young Fulbright scholars.  This marks the sixth time in the last seven years that WWU has been given this honor,” he said.  

The Fulbright Program is a prestigious international exchange program sponsored by the U.S. State Department.  Fulbrights have enabled nearly 300,000 participants to travel abroad to study, teach, conduct research and exchange ideas to foster understanding between Americans and people of other countries.

Since its inception in 1946, the Fulbright Program has provided more than 370,000 participants — chosen for their academic merit and leadership potential — with the opportunity to exchange ideas and contribute to finding solutions to shared international concerns.

For more information about the Fulbright Program, visit http://eca.state.gov/fulbright.

For more information, contact Moore at Western’s Fellowships Office at (360) 650-4074 or go to http://www.wwu.edu/fellowships/index.shtml

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Monday, February 25, 2019 - 9:54am

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