Bowdoin Among Top Producers of US Fulbright Students

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Bowdoin College is among the country’s top producers of Fulbright students for 2014-2015, according to data compiled by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, the results of which are published in The Chronicle of Higher Education.

Six students from Bowdoin won Fulbright awards for 2014-2015. Read about them here.

The Fulbright competition is administered at Bowdoin through the Office of Student Fellowships and Research.

Since its inception in 1946, the Fulbright Program has provided more than 360,000 participants — chosen for their academic merit and leadership potential — with the opportunity to exchange ideas and contribute to finding solutions to shared international concerns.

More than 1,800 U.S. students, artists and young professionals in more than 100 fields of study are offered Fulbright Program grants to study, teach English, and conduct research annually.

2014 Fulbright seniors: Mollie Friedlander, Yoni Held, Sam King, John Taylor, Megan Massa and Viola Rothschild

2014 Fulbright winners (L. to r.): Mollie Friedlander, Yoni Held, Sam King, Duncan Taylor, Megan Massa and Viola Rothschild. Click image to read more.

The Fulbright Program is funded through an annual appropriation made by Congress to the Department of State. Participating governments and host institutions, corporations, and foundations in foreign countries and in the U.S. also provide direct and indirect support.

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