Texas State listed among top producers of U.S. Fulbright students

Posted by Jayme Blaschke
University News Service
November 5, 2013

Texas State University is listed among top colleges and universities that produced the most 2013-2014 Fulbright Students.

The U.S. Department of State recently announced the complete list of top-producing institutions, highlighted in the Oct. 28 edition of The Chronicle of Higher Education.

The Fulbright Program is the U.S. government’s flagship international educational exchange program. Three students from Texas State's College Liberal Arts won Fulbright awards for 2013-2014—two to study in Germany and one to study in Iceland.

"Texas State University is pleased to again be recognized as a top producer of Fulbright scholars," said Texas State President Denise M. Trauth. "This recognition speaks highly to the quality of students who choose to attend Texas State and to the caliber of instruction our faculty provide."

More than 1,800 U.S. students, artists and young professionals in more than 100 different fields of study have been offered Fulbright Program grants to study, teach English, and conduct research in over 140 countries throughout the world beginning this fall. Lists of Fulbright recipients are available at www.fulbrightonline.org/us.

Since its inception in 1946, the Fulbright Program has provided more than 325,000 participants--chosen for their academic merit and leadership potential--with the opportunity to study, teach and conduct research, exchange ideas and contribute to finding solutions to shared international concerns. In the past 67 years, more than 44,000 students from the United States have benefited from the Fulbright experience.

The Fulbright competition is administered at Texas State through Valentina Glajar. For more information on the Texas State Fulbright grantees, see www.youtube.com/watch?v=liWfthylKeA&feature=youtu.be, and for more information on Fulbright: www.modlang.txstate.edu/student/fulbright.html.

About the Fulbright Program

The Fulbright Program is sponsored by the United States Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. The primary source of funding for the Fulbright Program is an annual appropriation made by the United States Congress to the Department of State. Participating governments and host institutions, corporations and foundations in foreign countries and in the United States also provide direct and indirect support. The J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board, composed of 12 educational and public leaders appointed by the President of the United States, formulates policies for the administration of the Fulbright Program, establishes criteria for the selection of candidates, and approves candidates nominated for awards.

In the United States, the Institute of International Education administers and coordinates the activities relevant to the U.S. Student Program on behalf of the U.S. Department of State, including conducting an annual competition for the scholarships.

The Fulbright Program also awards grants to U.S. teachers and faculty to conduct research and teach overseas. In addition, some 4,000 new foreign Fulbright students and scholars come to the United States annually to study for graduate degrees, conduct research and teach at U.S. universities, colleges and secondary schools.

For more information about the Fulbright Program, visit http://eca.state.gov/fulbright.