Western Named a 2016 Top Producer for Prestigious Fulbright Scholarships

Western Washington University was named a top national producer for Fulbright Scholarship winners in the 2016-2017 school year, according to a just-released ranking from the Chronicle of Higher Education and the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.

Western produced three Fulbright winners in this same time period, placing it tied for third place among public masters-granting institutions nationally.          

The Fulbright Program is a prestigious international exchange program sponsored by the U.S. State Department.  Fulbrights have enabled nearly 300,000 participants to travel abroad to study, teach, conduct research and exchange ideas to foster understanding between Americans and people of other countries.

Since its inception in 1946, the Fulbright Program has provided more than 370,000 participants — chosen for their academic merit and leadership potential — with the opportunity to exchange ideas and contribute to finding solutions to shared international concerns.

For more information about the Fulbright Program, visit http://eca.state.gov/fulbright, contact Tom Moore at Western’s Fellowships Office at (360) 650-4074, or go to http://www.wwu.edu/fellowships/about.shtml.