Dickinson Named a Top Producer of Fulbright U.S. Students

Fulbright Top Producer Badge

Dickinson has long history of recognition for excellence in international education

The U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs has once again recognized Dickinson 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 Dickinson value global connection and support members of their campus communities to pursue international opportunities.

Four Dickinson students were selected for Fulbright awards for academic year 2023-24, placing Dickinson among the top 50 Fulbright-producing baccalaureate institutions. Since 2010-11, Dickinson has been named a top Fulbright-producing college nine times, with nearly 70 Fulbright scholarships awarded to graduating seniors and Dickinson alumni.

“Our Fulbright recipients are a credit to themselves and to this college,” said Dickinson President John E. Jones III ’77, P’11. “As a longstanding top producer of Fulbright U.S. students, Dickinson is proud to be a leader in global study and international engagement, and we are thrilled to celebrate the achievements of our Fulbright students and the tremendous support they receive from our faculty.”

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. Fulbrighters exchange ideas, build people-to-people connections, and work to address complex global challenges.

“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,” said Assistant Secretary of State for Educational and Cultural Affairs Lee Satterfield.

Applicants to Fulbright at Dickinson are supported by Dickinson’s Office of Experiential Learning & Fellowships and Dickinson’s Fulbright Program Advisors, including Amity Fox, associate provost for experiential learning & fellowships; Sarah Kersh, assistant professor of English; Liz Lewis, associate professor of educational studies; Jorge Sagastume, professor of Spanish; and Dan Schubert, associate professor of sociology.

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 States and the people of other countries.  

The competitive Fulbright application process begins in April. Dickinson students and alumni receive hands-on support from faculty and staff while building skills, experience and knowledge that can help them to launch into fellowships/jobs/internships, apply to graduate schools and pursue future opportunities. It’s important to plan ahead, especially with opportunities that require nomination by Dickinson. For more information, visit Dickinson’s Fulbright Program website or contact fulbright@dickinson.edu.


Published February 12, 2024