MSU top producer of Fulbright scholars
Michigan State University is a top producer of Fulbright scholars from colleges and universities in the United States for 2018-19.
With seven scholars receiving Fulbright awards for this academic year, MSU has the most Fulbright scholars at any Michigan university.
Each year the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs 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.
“These awards enable MSU faculty, graduating seniors and grad students to do research and teach abroad and to interact with the public in other countries,” said Roger Bresnahan, Fulbright adviser at MSU. “As a Fulbright grantee myself in 1976-77 at the University of the Philippines, I can attest that a Fulbright can change one’s life.”
Since its inception in 1946, the Fulbright Program has provided more than 390,000 participants — chosen for their academic merit and leadership potential — with the opportunity to exchange ideas and contribute to finding solutions to shared international concerns.
The Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program operates in more than 125 countries throughout the world, and some 4,000 foreign Fulbright students and scholars come to the United States annually to study, lecture, conduct research and teach foreign languages.
More than 800 U.S. college and university faculty and administrators, professionals, artists, journalists, scientists, lawyers and independent scholars are awarded Fulbright grants to teach and/or conduct research annually.
“We thank the colleges and universities across the United States that we are recognizing as Fulbright top producing institutions for their role in increasing mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries,” said Marie Royce, assistant secretary of state for educational and cultural affairs. “We are proud of all the Fulbright students and scholars from these institutions who represent America abroad, increasing and sharing their skills and knowledge on a global stage.”
The Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program is funded by an annual appropriation from the U.S. Congress to the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, and supported in its implementation by the Institute of International Education.
For more information about the Fulbright Program, visit eca.state.gov/fulbright