Newsroom

Middlebury Is a Top Producer of Fulbright Students and Scholars

February 21, 2018

Middlebury is a consistent producer of Fulbright students and scholars.

MIDDLEBURY, Vt. – Middlebury College has been noted as a top producer of Fulbright Students and Scholars for the 2017–18 academic year—one of just 16 U.S. bachelor’s institutions to appear on both lists. The Chronicle of Higher Education highlighted the top Fulbright-producing institutions by category in an article this week.

With 10 student awards for the current year, Middlebury tied for 10th place with Kenyon among 37 bachelor’s institutions. Bates College leads the group with 23 awards.

The 10 current Middlebury Fulbright Students include Caroline Agsten, Isabella Carey, Kyle Dickey, Kristina Frye, Michelle Kim, Maeve Moynihan, Brenna Roets, Malkie Wall, and William Weightman—all members of the Class of 2017—and Andrew Holtz ’16.5.

Three Middlebury faculty members are current U.S. Fulbright Scholars. Peter Matthews, professor of economics, is in Helsinki, Finland, based at Hanken University. Jeff Munroe, professor of geology, is in Innsbruck, Austria, based at the University of Innsbruck. Paula Schwartz, professor of French, is doing archival work in Paris, Lyon, Grenoble, and Brussels.

“The Fulbright Program is a marvelous opportunity for our graduating seniors and young alumni,” said Lisa Gates, associate dean for fellowships and research. “It enables them to pursue their interests and build strong connections in many countries across the globe.

“We are excited by the strong interest in the Fulbright Student awards at Middlebury, and we encourage seniors and young alumni to apply,” Gates added.

Gates says students and alumni interested in applying in the fall 2018 application cycle should contact the fellowships office, attend the February 26 information session, and submit a preliminary application by April 15. More information is available at Middlebury’s fellowships website.

Since its inception in 1946, the Fulbright Program has provided more than 380,000 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 1,900 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 abroad each year. The Fulbright U.S. Student Program operates in over 140 countries throughout the world.   

The program is administered by the U.S. Department of State, funded by an annual appropriation from the U.S. Congress to the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, and supported in its implementation by the Institute of International Education.

Lists of Fulbright Scholar recipients are available on the organization’s website.