Pomona College has been named one of the top producers of U.S. Fulbright students and scholars for 2018-2019 among bachelor’s institutions, as reported today in The Chronicle of Higher Education. At No. 6 on the list, Pomona is the only California institution in the Top 10.
The Fulbright program seeks to promote international understanding by offering awards for one year of research, university study, or English language teaching abroad. For 2018-2019, 14 Pomona students and alumni were awarded Fulbrights with two students declining. The Fulbright competition is administered at Pomona College through the Career Development Office.
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. Over 1,900 U.S. students, artists and young professionals in more than 100 different fields of study are offered Fulbright Program grants to study, teach English, and conduct research abroad each year. The Fulbright U.S. Student Program operates in over 140 countries throughout the world.
The Fulbright U.S. Student Program is a program of the U.S. Department of State, funded by an annual appropriation from Congress to the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, and supported in its implementation by the Institute of International Education.
Pomona is one of the founding members of the undergraduate colleges and two graduate institutions that make up the unique consortium of The Claremont Colleges. Pomona students may supplement the College’s already comprehensive curriculum by taking classes at any of the undergraduate Claremont Colleges. The more than 2,700 courses available include intercollegiate majors and a wide range of language offerings.
Williams College was No. 1 on the list of top producers of Fulbrights for bachelor’s institutions.
For more information about the Fulbright Program, visit http://eca.state.gov/fulbright.