Colgate University Named a Top Producer of Fulbright U.S. Students

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Colgate University is proud to be named one of the U.S. colleges and universities that produced the most 2021–2022 Fulbright U.S. Students for the third year in a row.

“It is a testament to our students, to the teaching and mentorship of Colgate faculty, and to the excellent educational opportunities at Colgate that our students fare so well in the Fulbright selection process,” says Associate Dean of Fellowship Advising Stephen Wright, who oversees Colgate’s Office of National Fellowships and Scholarships.

Each year the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) 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.

Five students from Colgate received Fulbright awards for academic year 2021–2022: Nora Mulroy ’21, English teaching assistantship (ETA); Sophie Karp ’21, research in Germany; Christina Weiler ’21, ETA in Spain; Charlotte Saltzgober ’20, ETA in Spain; Cole Grumbach ’21, research in UAE.

“U.S. Fulbright scholarships are transformative educational opportunities for students who have demonstrated their intellectual success in the classroom and are now looking to apply those skills in places that will further enrich their learning experience,” says Wright.

The Fulbright Program was established more than 75 years ago to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries. Fulbright is the world’s largest and most diverse international educational exchange program. The primary source of funding for the Fulbright Program is an annual appropriation made by the U.S. Congress to the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. For more information about the Fulbright Program, visit

“We congratulate the colleges and universities we are honoring as 2021–2022 Fulbright Top Producing Institutions. These institutions reflect the geographic and institutional diversity of higher education in the United States and include Minority-Serving Institutions,” said Ethan Rosenzweig, deputy assistant secretary of state for academic programs in the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. “We thank the leadership of these institutions for supporting their faculty advisers and administrators, who are instrumental in guiding their students through the Fulbright application process. We know that U.S. institutions benefit from having their students represent their campus overseas, which often fosters reciprocal exchanges that in turn help further internationalize U.S. campuses.”