Bard College Named a Top Producer of Fulbright U.S. Students and U.S. Scholars for 2019–20ANNANDALE-ON-HUDSON, N.Y.— Bard College is proud to be included on the list of U.S. colleges and universities that produced the most 2019-2020 Fulbright U.S. Students and Fulbright U.S. Scholars. Each year the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs announces the top producing institutions for the Fulbright Program, the U.S. government's flagship international educational exchange program. The Chronicle of Higher Education publishes the lists annually.
Two scholars and five students from Bard were awarded Fulbright awards for 2019-2020. Bard is among 20 institutions in the country to be named a Top Producer for both the Fulbright U.S. Student and Scholar programs.
“This is the second year in a row that Bard has been a top producer of Fulbright U.S. Students, and the first year that we’ve been a top producer of Fulbright U.S. Scholars,” said David Shein, Bard associate vice president for academic affairs and dean of studies. “It is a testament to the strength of the ecosystems of engagement that constitute a Bard education. Inside the classroom and out, all who work and study at Bard are challenged to engage in rigorous self-reflection and critical discourse and empowered to be agents for change in the world. We are grateful to Fulbright for making these opportunities available to us.”
“We are delighted to see that the colleges and universities we are honoring as 2019-2020 Fulbright top producing institutions reflect the geographic and institutional diversity of higher education in the United States,” said Marie Royce, Assistant Secretary of State for Educational and Cultural Affairs. “We are committed to the Fulbright Program’s goals of creating lasting professional and personal connections by sending passionate and accomplished U.S. students, scholars, and professionals of all backgrounds to study, research, or teach in communities throughout the world. Fulbright alumni are leaders in business, government, and academia around the globe, advancing knowledge across communities, and improve lives around the world.”
The Fulbright competition is administered at Bard College through Dean of Studies David Shein (firstname.lastname@example.org, 845-758-7045), and Assistant Dean of Studies Kaet Heupel (email@example.com, 845-758-7454).
The Fulbright Program was created to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries. The primary source of funding for the Fulbright Program is an annual appropriation made by the U.S. Congress to the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. Over 2,200 U.S. Students and over 900 U.S. college and university faculty and administrators are awarded Fulbright grants annually. In addition, some 4,000 Fulbright Foreign Students and Visiting Scholars come to the United States annually to study, lecture, conduct research, or teach their native language.
Since its inception in 1946, the Fulbright Program has given over 390,000 passionate and accomplished students, scholars, teachers, artists, and professionals of all backgrounds and fields the opportunity to study, teach and conduct research, exchange ideas, and contribute to finding solutions to important international problems. The global network of Fulbrighters fosters mutual understanding between the United States and partner nations, advances knowledge across communities, and improves lives around the globe.
About Bard College
Founded in 1860, Bard College is a four-year residential college of the liberal arts and sciences located 90 miles north of New York City. With the addition of the Montgomery Place estate, Bard’s campus consists of nearly 1,000 parklike acres in the Hudson River Valley. It offers bachelor of arts, bachelor of science, and bachelor of music degrees, with majors in nearly 40 academic programs; graduate degrees in 11 programs; eight early colleges; and numerous dual-degree programs nationally and internationally. Building on its 160-year history as a competitive and innovative undergraduate institution, Bard College has expanded its mission as a private institution acting in the public interest across the country and around the world to meet broader student needs and increase access to liberal arts education. The undergraduate program at our main campus in upstate New York has a reputation for scholarly excellence, a focus on the arts, and civic engagement. Bard is committed to enriching culture, public life, and democratic discourse by training tomorrow’s thought leaders. For more information about Bard College, visit bard.edu.
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