Rhodes College Listed as a Top Producer of 2017-2018 Fulbright U.S. Students

Rhodes is among the U.S. colleges and universities that produced the most 2017-2018 Fulbright U.S. Students, according to an announcement recently made by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. The Fulbright Program is the U.S. government’s highly prestigious international educational exchange program, and the full list of top producing colleges and universities is highlighted in The Chronicle of Higher Education

Five from Rhodes—Jill Fredenburg (Estonia), Michael McCanless (Georgia), Olivia Muehlberger (Germany), Savannah Muir (India), and Meaghan Waff  (Malaysia) won Fulbright grants to serve as English Teaching Assistants for the 2017-2018 academic year. 

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. This is the second year in a row Rhodes has been recognized as a top producer of Fulbright U.S. Students.

“Our college’s demanding liberal arts curriculum has served our candidates well,” says Dr. Scott Newstok, co-director of post-graduate fellowships at Rhodes. “The Fulbright Program is increasingly competitive, which makes it all the more impressive that Rhodes students consistently earn these awards. Their success is a testament to their hard work, as well as the guidance of their faculty mentors, who are involved every year in the application process. Rhodes joins other top colleges in the country in earning this distinction.”

For more information about the Fulbright Program, visit http://eca.state.gov/fulbright.