Full of Fulbrights
Marist identified as a "Top Producer" of Fulbright scholars
POUGHKEEPSIE (March 10, 2015) — The U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs recently identified Marist as one of the U.S. colleges and universities that produced the most 2014-2015 Fulbright U.S. Students. The Fulbright Program is the U.S. government’s flagship international educational exchange program. Top-producing institutions are highlighted annually in The Chronicle of Higher Education.
See The Chronicle of Higher Education's list of top Fulbright producing colleges and universities, where Marist is listed under "Institutions (Master's) Producing the Most Fulbright Students, by Type 2014-15"
Three Marist alumni — Nick Homler '13, Kristen O'Brien '14, and Kendra McKechnie '14 — won Fulbright awards for 2014-2015 — putting Marist on par with only 20 other Master's institutions nationally.
The Fulbright competition is administered at Marist through Pat Taylor, graduate school and fellowship advisor in the Center for Career Services.
Since its inception in 1946, the Fulbright Program has provided more than 360,000 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 1,800 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 annually. The Fulbright U.S. Student Program operates in over 140 countries throughout the world. Lists of Fulbright recipients are available at: www.fulbrightonline.org/us.
The Fulbright Program is funded through an annual appropriation made by the United States Congress to the Department of State. Participating governments and host institutions, corporations, and foundations in foreign countries and in the United States also provide direct and indirect support.
In the United States, the Institute of International Education administers and coordinates the activities relevant to the Fulbright U.S. Student Program on behalf of the Department of State, including conducting an annual competition for the scholarships.
The Fulbright Program also awards grants to U.S. scholars, teachers and faculty to conduct research and teach overseas. In addition, some 4,000 new foreign Fulbright students and scholars come to the United States annually to study for graduate degrees, conduct research and teach foreign languages.
For more information about the Fulbright Program, visit http://eca.state.gov/fulbright.