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Swarthmore Remains a Top Producer of Fulbright Students

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Swarthmore is again among the top producers of U.S. Fulbright students — a recognition it’s held for more than 10 years — with four recent alumni receiving the honor with the College’s backing.

This year, Susan Gonzalez ’19, Juhyae Kim ’19, Julius Miller ’19, and Dakota Pekerti ’16 received grants through Swarthmore’s sponsorship. An additional student endorsed by the College was offered a Fulbright grant but declined in order to pursue other opportunities.

The Fulbright U.S. Student Program is designed to “increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries” and encourages collaboration in developing ideas and addressing international concerns. Fellowships are awarded to American students, young professionals, and artists through a national merit-based competition for study, research, internships, and/or service abroad.

“Interest in the Fulbright program remains high among our graduating seniors and alumni,” says Melissa Mandos, Swarthmore’s fellowships and prizes adviser, who guides the Fulbright application process. “They embrace, now more than ever, Fulbright’s mission to promote international cooperation and mutual understanding through personal and professional interactions.”

Swarthmore is one of only nine baccalaureate institutions to be named a top producer of Fulbright U.S. students every year for the past 10 years.

Contact Swarthmore’s Fellowships and Prizes office for information on the application and selection processes for Fulbright Students, and the Sponsored Programs office for Fulbright Scholars.

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