The Chronicle of Higher Education included Truman on the list of U.S. colleges and universities that produced the most 2017-18 Fulbright students. Truman was No. 1 on the list of master’s institutions for producing Fulbright students. The University had nine Fulbright students selected from a total of 16 applications.
The Fulbright Program is the U.S. government’s flagship international educational exchange program. 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. More than 1,900 U.S. students, artists and young professionals in more than 100 different fields of study are offered Fulbright Program 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. It is funded by an annual appropriation from Congress to the State Department’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs and supported in its implementation by the Institute of International Education. For more information about the Fulbright Program, visit eca.state.gov/fulbright.
Of the 22 universities listed among the master’s institutions, Truman was the only Missouri school.