Penn Remains a Top Producer of Fulbright U.S. Students

The University of Pennsylvania is proud to be included again on the list of U.S. colleges and universities that produced the most 2018-2019 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.

34 Penn applicants were offered Fulbright grants for academic year 2018-2019, and of those, 27 are participating in the Fulbright US Student Program (outpacing the 2017-18 crop by five)!

The Fulbright competition is administered at the University of Pennsylvania through the Center for Undergraduate Research & Fellowships by Lauren Orr.

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

  • Kevin Berry (DESIGN PhD) to Germany
  • Petra Creamer (GAS PhD) to Germany
  • Lacy Feigh (GAS PhD) to Ethiopia
  • Alisa Feldman (COL '18) to Israel
  • Amber Henry (GAS PhD) to Colombia
  • Marco Herndon (COL '16) to Peru
  • Ari Lewis (COL '18) to United Kingdom
  • Julia Miller (GSE '17) to Finland
  • Meghana Nallajerla (COL '18) to Sri Lanka
  • Kristina Nielsen (GAS PhD) to India
  • Kristen Pearson (COL '18) to Mongolia
  • Sara Ray (GAS PhD) to Netherlands
  • Kate Sohn (COL '18) to Korea, South
  • Andrew Starling (GAS PhD, COL '13) to France
  • Sharonya Vadakattu (COL/WH '18) to Brazil

English Teaching Assistantships

  • Gabriel Delaney (COL '15) to Colombia
  • Joshua Jordan (COL '18) to India
  • Caroline Kim (COL '17) to Indonesia
  • Sofia Lund (COL '16) to Brazil
  • Jodi Marcus (COL '18) to India
  • Haley Rugh (COL '18) to Germany
  • Reece Sisto (COL '18) to Colombia
  • Julia Slater (COL '17, GSE '18) to Mexico
  • Karis Stephen (COL '18) to Malaysia
  • Sarah Tang (COL '18) to Malaysia
  • David Thai (COL '18) to Vietnam
  • Shirin Vetry (COL '18) to Colombia