- Nazareth #1 for Fulbright Awards
A record-breaking number of six U.S. Student Fulbright award recipients from Nazareth College have placed the institution in the number one spot (in the Master’s Institutions category) of the Chronicle of Higher Education’s Top Producers of U.S. Fulbright Students, 2012–13 list. Nazareth is tied for first with Saint Edward’s University and the University of Portland. The Fulbright has been awarded to a total of 21 Nazareth students in the last 6 years.
The Fulbright at Nazareth
Established in 1946 under legislation introduced by the late Senator J. William Fulbright of Arkansas, the Fulbright Program’s objective is to build mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the rest of the world. Sponsored by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, the Fulbright Program is America’s flagship international education exchange. Approximately 279,500 “Fulbrights,” 105,400 from the United States and 174,100 from other countries, have participated in the Program since its inception over fifty years ago.
The J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board has selected:
- Joshua Hurd of Livonia, N.Y., a German and French double major with inclusive adolescence education certification, will teach English at a secondary school in Germany.
- Leslie Johnson of Watertown, N.Y., a double major in sociology and inclusive childhood/middle childhood education, will teach English in Malaysia.
- Ashley Yerdon of Mexico, N.Y., a double major in German Language and Literature and International Studies with a minor in Asian Studies, will teach English in Germany.
In the last six years, there have been 21 Fulbrights awarded to Nazareth College students.
Nazareth College is committed to helping students and faculty compete for Fulbright awards. Since 1990 our Fulbright Scholars have been granted awards for Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Colombia, Egypt, France, Finland, Germany, Honduras, Hungary, India, Israel, Malaysia, Nepal, New Zealand, Poland, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, South Korea, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Venezuela, and Yemen. We are proud of all of our Fulbrighters, who make a difference the whole world over.