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Penn yet again named Fulbright U.S. Student Top Producer

The University of Pennsylvania is proud to be included again on the list of U.S. colleges and universities that produced the most 2017-2018 Fulbright U.S. Students recently announced by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. The Fulbright Program is the U.S. government’s flagship international educational exchange program. Top-producing institutions are highlighted annually in The Chronicle of Higher Education.

22 students from Penn received Fulbright awards for academic year 2017-2018, continuing a multiyear trend of producing large numbers of recipients.

The Fulbright competition is administered at the University of Pennsylvania through the Center for Undergraduate Research & Fellowships by Lauren Orr.  If you are interested in the program and considering applying, mark your calendars for the Fulbright information session on March 16!

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 Fulbright U.S. Student Program is a program of 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.

The Fulbright Program also awards grants to U.S. scholars, teachers and faculty to conduct research and teach overseas. In addition, some 4,000 foreign Fulbright students and scholars come to the United States annually to study, lecture, conduct research and teach foreign languages.


Study/Research Awards

  • Caitlin Clements (GAS) to Sweden -  psychology, "Identifying Predictors of Severe Depression using Genomic and Registry Data"
  • Elizabeth Dresselhaus (COL '17) to The Netherlands - physical sciences, "Quantum Computing Theory of Majorana Fermions"
  • Claudia Gambrah-Sampaney (MED) to Peru (declined) - public health, "An Examination of Depression in Huntington's Disease"
  • Jacquelyn Greiff (GSE) to Bosnia & Herzegovina - anthropology, "I am the Rest: Negotiating Belonging among University Students in Bosnia-Herzegovina"
  • Matthew Kelemen (COL '17) to South Korea - Graduate Degree in Korean Studies 
  • Aimee Knaus (COL/WH '17) to Oman - business/management, "Small and Medium-sized Enterprises and Sustainable Tourism Development in Oman"
  • Christopher Magoon (MED) to China - public health,“Evaluation of eye exercises in preventing myopia advancement in Chinese children”
  • Sonita Moss (GAS) to France - sociology, "In Search of a Dream? Black American Expatriates in Paris"
  • Jocelyn Perry (COL '13) to Malawi - public administration, Fulbright Public Policy Fellowship
  • Jordi Rivera Prince (COL '16) to Peru - anthropology, "Recuperación de Voces Perdidas: Bioarchaeology of the Moche People"
  • Harrison Schley (GAS) to Japan - art and architectural history, "Merchants and the Art Market: Authorship and the Movement of Edo Period Ceramics"
  • Thomas Tearney (GAS) to Austria - language and literature, "Wege der Verheißung: Time and Prophecy in Franz Werfel and Joseph Roth"
  • Priyanka Varma (COL '14) to India (declined) - education, "Analyzing High Primary School Dropout Rates amongst Dalit Children in India"
  • Sarah Winton (COL '17) to Jordan - economics,"Remittances: The Decision-Making Process for Determining End Uses"

English Teaching Assistantships

  • Alex Aronovich (WH '16) to Brazil
  • Charles Du (EAS/WH '17) to Taiwan
  • Claire Elliot (COL '17) to Malaysia
  • Stephanie Felt (COL '17) to South Korea
  • Jesus Fuentes (COL '15) to Mexico
  • Michaela Kotziers (COL '17) to Germany
  • Sophie Litwin (COL '17) to Mexico
  • Sofia Medrano (COL ’17) to Spain
  • Leora Mincer (COL '17) to India
  • Jonah Rosen (COL'17) to Russia
  • Jessica Williams (GSE '13) to Italy