Fulbright Awards Eight Scholars from Top Producer W&J College

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This level of recognition is typically seen among the best institutions in the United States and is indicative of W&J’s strong commitment to international education. – Michael Shaughnessy, Ph.D., Associate Dean of Graduate Studies & International Programs

Eight Washington & Jefferson College (W&J) scholars are winners of Fulbright awards for the coming year, a record number for the institution, which in February was recognized as a top producer of Fulbright Scholars by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.

The program currently awards approximately 1,900 grants annually in all fields of study, and operates in more than 140 countries worldwide. W&J’s ranking as a top producer of Fulbright award-winners puts the institution in a grouping traditionally populated with colleges like Amherst College, Bates College, and Oberlin College.

Five W&J seniors and two alumni will take on various projects around the world. A sixth student, Adam Robison ’17, was awarded a U.S. Fulbright Student Grant to Malaysia for an English teaching assistantship, but chose instead to pursue a job opportunity in the United States more closely in line with his goal of teaching mathematics.

“The large number of W&J student Fulbright awards is incredibly significant,” said Michael Shaughnessy, Ph.D., Associate Dean of Graduate Studies and International Programs. “This level of recognition is typically seen among the best institutions in the United States and is indicative of W&J’s strong commitment to international education. We are truly proud of these student achievements and look forward to continuing to produce global scholars in the future.”

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