Pomona College has been named one of the top producers of U.S. Fulbright students and scholars for 2020-2021 among bachelor’s institutions, as reported this week in The Chronicle of Higher Education. Pomona is tied for the No. 2 spot among baccalaureate institutions for top Fulbright scholars. On the list of top producer of Fulbright students, Pomona is tied at No. 8 among baccalaureate institutions.
Two scholars and nine students from Pomona College were awarded Fulbright awards for 2020-21. Pomona is among 17 institutions in the country to be named a Top Producer for both the Fulbright U.S. Student and Scholar programs. The Fulbright competition is administered at Pomona College through the Career Development Office.
The Fulbright Program was created to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries. The primary source of funding for the Fulbright Program is an annual appropriation made by the U.S. Congress to the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. More than 2,200 U.S. students and over 900 U.S. college and university faculty and administrators are awarded Fulbright grants 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.
Since its inception in 1946, the Fulbright Program has given over 390,000 accomplished students, scholars, teachers, artists and professionals of all backgrounds and fields the opportunity to study, teach and conduct research, exchange ideas and contribute to finding solutions to important international problems. The global network of Fulbright recipients fosters mutual understanding between the United States and partner nations, advances knowledge across communities and improves lives around the globe.