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Wellesley College is a Top Producer of Fulbright U.S. Students

February 14, 2024

Wellesley, Mass — The U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs has recognized Wellesley College for being one of the colleges and universities with the highest number of students selected for the Fulbright U.S. Student Program.

Fulbright Top Producing Institutions like Wellesley value global connection and support members of their campus communities to pursue international opportunities.

Seven students from Wellesley were selected for Fulbright awards for academic year 2023-24. They are:
– Sarah Boehm ’20, English Teaching Assistantship to Spain
– Charity-Temitope Daramola ’22, English Teaching Assistantship to Kenya
– Nori Greer ’23, Research Grant to Iceland
– Danika Heaney ’23, Research Grant to Germany
– Anne Jiang ’23, Fulbright/French Government English Teaching Assistant Award to France
– Maya Rubin ’22, Fulbright Debate Coach/Trainer Award to Taiwan
– Grace Woodruff ’22, English Teaching Assistantship to Taiwan

The Fulbright Program is the U.S. government's flagship international academic exchange program. Since 1946, the Fulbright Program has provided more than 400,000 talented and accomplished students, scholars, teachers, artists, and professionals of all backgrounds with the opportunity to study, teach, and conduct research abroad.

“Wellesley is proud to be among those institutions regularly producing a high number of Fulbright recipients,” said Kate Dailinger, director of fellowships in Wellesley Career Education. “This achievement reflects the ability and persistence of the student Fulbright recipients, as well as the commitment and dedication of all of those who have supported their efforts.”

Fulbright applicants at Wellesley are supported by a large and diverse campus committee that includes several former Fulbright recipients. Wellesley students and graduates interested in applying for Fulbright awards are encouraged to review information on Wellesley’s web site, and to contact Kate Dailinger or the Fellowships Team. 

Lee Satterfield, U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for Educational and Cultural Affairs, noted, “Fulbright’s Top Producing Institutions represent the diversity of America’s higher education community. Dedicated administrators support students and scholars at these institutions to fulfill their potential and rise to address tomorrow’s global challenges. We congratulate them, and all the Fulbrighters who are making an impact the world over.”

About the Fulbright Program
Fulbright is a program of the U.S. Department of State, with funding provided by the U.S. Government. Participating governments and host institutions, corporations, and foundations around the world also provide direct and indirect support to the Program.

Fulbright alumni work to make a positive impact on their communities, sectors, and the world and have included 41 heads of state or government, 62 Nobel Laureates, 89 Pulitzer Prize winners, 80 MacArthur Fellows, and countless leaders and changemakers who build mutual understanding between the people of the United State and the people of other countries. 

For more information about the Fulbright Program, visit https://fulbrightprogram.org/

 


 

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