Middlebury College is again on the list of U.S. colleges and universities that produced the most Fulbright U.S. Students and Fulbright U.S. Scholars. Each year the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) announces the top producing institutions for the Fulbright Program, the U.S. government’s flagship international educational exchange program.
Middlebury received four student grants and three faculty scholar grants for 2021–2022. Middlebury is one of five institutions in the country to be named a top producer for both the Fulbright U.S. Student and Scholar programs.
The following alumni earned Fulbrights in 2021:
- Mason Arndt ’21, for Spain
- Julie Huynh ’20, for South Korea
- Charles Pratt ’21, for Taiwan
- Spencer Royston ’21, for Brazil
The Fulbright competition is administered at Middlebury through the Office of Fellowships at the Center for Teaching, Learning, and Research.
The Fulbright Program was established over 75 years ago to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries. Fulbright is the world’s largest and most diverse international educational exchange program, funded primarily through an annual appropriation made by the U.S. Congress to the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.
Fulbright is active in more than 160 countries worldwide and partners with participating governments, host institutions, corporations, and foundations in foreign countries and in the United States. Many of these organizations also provide direct and indirect support. ECA sponsors the Fulbright Program, and several nonprofit, cooperative partners implement and support the program on the bureau’s behalf.