Posted February 12, 2019

Temple again named among top Fulbright schools

Ten students from Temple University received Fulbright awards for academic year 2018-2019, matching last year’s record.

students walking by Temple Bell Tower
Photography By: 
Ryan S. Brandenberg

For the second year in a row, Temple University has been recognized as a top producer of Fulbright scholars in the United States. 

Each year, the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs announces the top producing institutions for the Fulbright Program, the U.S. government's flagship international educational exchange program. The Chronicle of Higher Education publishes the lists annually.
 
Ten students from Temple University received Fulbright awards for academic year 2018-2019, matching last year’s record. 

“Temple University’s reputation for offering a great academic program is growing to meet the reality. Our extraordinary Fulbright students are proof of the quality of a Temple education,” said President Richard M. Englert. “I want to congratulate every student who has reached this incredible milestone and thank the faculty and staff who have helped them along the way.”

This year’s Fulbright recipients from Temple include:

  • Xavier Burke, CLA ’15, English teaching assistantship in Brazil;
  • Jasmine Costello, CLA ’14, graduate degree grant in the United Kingdom;
  • Colman Cumberland, CLA ’18, English teaching assistantship in Mexico;
  • Kay Hannahan, TFM ’16, arts grant in Hungary;
  • Elaina Hawkins, EDU ’18, English teaching assistantship in Spain;
  • Daniel Heim, CLA ’18, English teaching assistantship in Italy;
  • Dana Muniz Pacheco, College of Liberal Arts PhD candidate, research grant in the Dominican Republic;
  • Eric Perinovic, College of Liberal Arts PhD candidate, research grant in Germany;
  • William Schwaller, Tyler PhD candidate, research grant in Argentina; and
  • Alexander Voisine, CLA ’18, graduate degree grant in Mexico.

“These Fulbright scholars represent the incredible diversity of interests and expertise found among Temple students today,” said Executive Vice President and Provost JoAnne A. Epps. “I know I speak on behalf of everyone at Temple when Is say how incredibly proud we are of their achievements.”

The Fulbright competition is administered at Temple University through Scholar Development and Fellowships Advising. Students and recent alumni interested in applying for the Fulbright should check the Temple Fulbright page for more information. 
 
“We thank the colleges and universities across the United States that we are recognizing as Fulbright top producing institutions for their role in increasing mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries,” said Assistant Secretary of State for Educational and Cultural Affairs Marie Royce. “We are proud of all the Fulbright students and scholars from these institutions who represent America abroad, increasing and sharing their skills and knowledge on a global stage.”

Since its inception in 1946, the Fulbright Program has provided more than 390,000 participants—chosen for their academic merit and leadership potential—with the opportunity to exchange ideas and contribute to finding solutions to shared international concerns. Over 1,900 U.S. students, artists and young professionals in 100-plus different fields of study are offered Fulbright grants to study, teach English and conduct research abroad each year. The Fulbright U.S. Student Program operates in more than 140 countries throughout the world.
   
The Fulbright U.S. Student Program is a program of the U.S. Department of State, funded by an annual appropriation from the U.S. Congress to the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, and supported in its implementation by the Institute of International Education.
    
The Fulbright Program also awards grants to U.S. scholars, teachers and faculty to conduct research and teach overseas. In addition, some 4,000 foreign Fulbright students and scholars come to the United States annually to study, lecture, conduct research and teach foreign languages.
 
Learn more about the Fulbright Program. 

—Ray Betzner

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