Rhodes is being recognized as a top producing institution for Fulbright U.S. Students for 2016-2017 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—Paul Burdette (Germany), Esther Kang (Malaysia), Elizabeth Poston (Ecuador), Jacob Turner (Argentina), and Miranda Rose (South Korea) won Fulbright grants to serve as English Teaching Assistants for the 2016-2017 academic year.
Since its inception in 1946, the Fulbright Program has provided more than 370,000 participants—chosen for their academic merit and leadership potential—with the opportunity to exchange ideas and contribute to finding solutions to shared international concerns.
“The international experiences of Rhodes’ applicants, as well as the college’s emphasis on creating teaching opportunities for students, have served our candidates well,” says Dr. Robert Saxe, co-director of post-graduate fellowships at Rhodes. “Given that the Fulbright Program is increasingly competitive, the fact that Rhodes students have won these awards is a testament to the hard work of the students, faculty, and staff who are involved every year in the application process. It is a wonderful achievement for Rhodes to be recognized along with other top colleges in the country with this distinction.”
For more information about the Fulbright Program, visit http://eca.state.gov/fulbright.