For the third time in the past five years, Tulane University has been recognized as one of the top producers of scholars in the Fulbright U.S. Student Program, the government’s flagship international educational exchange program.
The U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs named Tulane a Fulbright Top Producing Institution for U.S. Students, a recognition given to the U.S. colleges and universities that received the highest number of applicants selected in the program last year. The full list of top universities is published each year by The Chronicle of Higher Education.
Fifteen students from Tulane were selected for Fulbright awards for academic year 2022-2023 out of 47 applicants from the university.
"I am so proud of our students, who by simply applying for a Fulbright, have demonstrated their commitment to public service and global citizenship,” said J. Celeste Lay, interim dean of Newcomb-Tulane College. “I also want to congratulate the NTC Office of Fellowship Advising for this recognition of their tireless efforts on behalf of our students. We are proud to have just a small part of these exceptional students' academic journeys."
Fulbright is among largest and most diverse exchange programs in the world. Since its inception in 1946, more than 400,000 participants from all backgrounds and fields – including recent university graduates, teachers, scientists, researchers, artists, and others, from the United States and over 160 other countries – have participated in the Fulbright Program. Fulbright alumni have returned to their home countries to make an impact on their communities thanks to their expanded worldview, a deep appreciation for their host country and its people, and a larger network of colleagues and friends.
“On behalf of President Biden and Secretary of State Blinken, congratulations to the colleges and universities recognized as 2022-2023 Fulbright Top Producing Institutions, and to all the applicants who were selected for the Fulbright Program this year,” said Lee Satterfield, assistant secretary of state for educational and cultural affairs. “Thanks to the visionary leadership of these institutions, administrators, and advisors, a new generation of Fulbrighters – changemakers, as I like to say – will catalyze lasting impact on their campus, in their communities, and around the world.”
The Fulbright competition is administered at Tulane through the Newcomb-Tulane College Office of Fellowship Advising.
Here are the Tulane students who received Fulbright awards for the current academic year, the country in which they’re spending their Fulbright year and the type of grant they received:
Hannah Broderick, Portugal — Teaching Award
Eleanor Casement, Honduras — Research Award
Julie Cornfield, Brazil — Teaching Award
Hannah Ellis, Brazil — Teaching Award
Jared Freifeld, Taiwan — Teaching Award
John Glover, United Kingdom — University Award
Smantha Maza, New Zealand — Research Award
Reagan Orloff, Mexico — Graduate Degree Award
Tatiana Poggi, Mexico — Internship
Julia Prager-Hessel, Czech Republic — Teaching Award
Jamie Sauerbrier, Brazil — Research Award
Alysia Scott, Ireland — PhD Award
Kathryn Shipley, Netherlands — University Award
Kaitlyn Taylor, Thailand — Teaching Award
Amanda Whitman, Brazil — Teaching Award