Pomona College has been named one of the top producers of U.S. Fulbright students for 2019-2020 among bachelor’s institutions, as reported today in The Chronicle of Higher Education. For the 10th consecutive year, Pomona College is in the Top 10 of Fulbright student producing baccalaureate institutions.
The Fulbright program seeks to promote international understanding by offering awards for one year of research, university study, or English language teaching abroad. For 2019-2020, nine Pomona students were awarded Fulbright grants. 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.
More than 2,200 U.S. Students and 900 U.S. college and university faculty and administrators are awarded Fulbright awards annually. In addition, some 4,000 Fulbright Foreign Students and Visiting Scholars come to the United States annually to study, lecture, conduct research, or teach their native language in U.S. institutions of higher education.
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 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.
Bates 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.