Fulbright Success

Rollins is named a top producer of Fulbright scholars and students.

(Photo by Scott Cook) (Photo by Scott Cook)

Rollins College was named one of the top producers of Fulbright Scholars and U.S. Fulbright Students among master’s institutions in The Chronicle of Higher Education. The Fulbright program, sponsored by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the U.S. Department of State, is the largest international exchange program in the country.

According to The Chronicle’s list, Rollins produced the second highest number of student recipients based on institution type. Since receiving its first Fulbright Award in 1951, Rollins has produced a total of 49 student Fulbright award recipients (24 of whom have been named since 2006). For the 2013-14 school year, seven Rollins students received Fulbright English Teaching Assistantships, one student was awarded a Fulbright scholarship grant, and two faculty members were presented Fulbright research grants. (Read more about these awards.)

“It is gratifying to see this fulfillment of our mission to educate for global citizenship and responsible leadership,” said President Lewis Duncan. “These Rollins students and faculty are outstanding ambassadors for the U.S. and the College.”

The Fulbright competition is administered at Rollins through the Office of External & Competitive Scholarships. Students interested in applying for the Fulbright program should contact Jayashree Shivamoggi, director of external and competitive scholarships, at jshivamoggi@rollins.edu or 407-646-2346.

Since its inception in 1946, the Fulbright program has provided more than 325,000 participants—chosen for their academic merit and leadership potential—with the opportunity to study, teach, conduct research, exchange ideas, and contribute to finding solutions to shared international concerns. In the past 67 years, more than 44,000 students from the United States have benefited from the Fulbright experience.  

To view the full lists of top producers, check out the October 28 edition of The Chronicle of Higher Education.