Western Washington University Named a Top Producer of Fulbright U.S. Students

Bellingham, Washington, February 13, 2023 — Western Washington University has just been named a Fulbright Top Producing Institution for U.S. Students by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. Five WWU students were selected for Fulbright U.S. awards for academic year 2022-2023, tying for fifth among master’s-granting institutions. 

“Once again, Western students have shown that they can compete with anyone. Since 2010, 53 Fulbright U.S. students have come from WWU. Our heartiest congratulations to this year’s recipients, whose collective award amounts are closing in on $120,000,” said Tom Moore, director of Western’s Fellowships Office.  

WWU’s Fulbright U.S. students include Nathan Bucker (Germany), Molly DeLeo (Germany), Lindsey Little (Spain), and August Wimberger (Spain), who will be Fulbright Teaching Assistants, as well as Jasmyne Sheridan, who is entering a Masters of Social Work program in Scotland. Additionally, WWU student Reece Carpenter is taking part in the Fulbright Austria program.

Students can apply for Fulbright awards through Western's Fellowships Office. For more information, contact Moore at 360-650-4074 or go to fellowships.wwu.edu 

Fulbright is the U.S. government’s flagship international educational exchange program and is also among the largest and most diverse exchange programs in the world. Since its inception in 1946, more than 400,000 participants from all backgrounds and fields – including recent university graduates, teachers, scientists, researchers, artists, and others from the United States and over 160 other countries – have participated in the Fulbright Program. For more than 75 years, the mission of the Fulbright Program has been to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries. 

“Thanks to the visionary leadership of these institutions, administrators, and advisors, a new generation of Fulbrighters – changemakers, as I like to say – will catalyze lasting impact on their campus, in their communities, and around the world,” said Lee Satterfield, Assistant Secretary of State for Educational and Cultural Affairs.    

Fulbright alumni work to make a positive impact on their communities, sectors, and the world and include 41 heads of state or government, 62 Nobel Laureates, 89 Pulitzer Prize winners, 78 MacArthur Fellows, and countless leaders and changemakers who carry forward the Fulbright mission of enhancing mutual understanding.     

For more information about WWU’s Fulbright Program, as well as other fellowship and scholarship opportunities, visit fellowships.wwu.edu  

Media Contact:

Jonathan Higgins 

Director of University Communications, Western Washington University