College Is No. 1 Among U.S. Colleges for Fulbright Awards
October 20, 2004
Mass. -- With 10 official winners, Wellesley College ranks
in first place among all U.S. baccalaureate colleges in producing
the highest number of 2004-2005 Fulbright Awards with 10 students
earning the honor. But according to Eleanor Perkins, director
of fellowship programs at Wellesley’s Center for Work and
Service, that’s not the whole story.
“Actually, to my knowledge, we ‘won’ 14 awards
through the Fulbright Student Program,” she said. Three winners
declined the award to accept another opportunity, and therefore,
the Fulbright Program doesn’t count them in the official
tally. In addition, one winning alumna wasn’t included in
the totals since she applied independently.
“Our students are truly remarkable,” said Perkins. “Their
success is also a reflection of the advice and support they get
from our amazing faculty.”
Go to www.wellesley.edu/PublicAffairs/Releases/2004/052104.html for details on Wellesley’s Fulbright student award winners.
The Fulbright Program recently announced the complete list of
colleges and universities that produced the most 2004-2005 U.S.
Fulbright Fellows; the results are reported in the Oct. 22 Chronicle
of Higher Education.
Under the Fulbright Program, 1,100 American students in 104 fields
of study have been offered grants to study, teach English and conduct
research in more than 110 countries throughout the world beginning
this fall. Students receiving awards for this academic year applied
through 550 colleges or universities. Detailed lists of the students
are available by Home State, Field of Study and Host Country; go
The Fulbright U.S. Student Program equips future American leaders
with the skills they need to thrive in increasingly global environment
by providing funding for one academic year of study or research
abroad, to be conducted after graduation from an accredited university.
Since 1875, Wellesley College has been a leader in providing
an excellent liberal-arts education for women who will
make a difference
in the world. Its 500-acre campus near Boston is home to 2,300
undergraduate students from all 50 states and 68 countries. For
more information, go to www.wellesley.edu.