Wheaton College has earned a top ten ranking among the nation’s liberal arts colleges for its success in preparing students to win U.S. Fulbright awards for advanced study and work abroad.
The U.S. Department of State recently announced the complete list of colleges and universities that produced the most 2013–2014 Fulbright U.S. students. The Fulbright Program is the U.S. government’s flagship international educational exchange program. The success of the top-producing institutions is highlighted in the October 28 edition of the Chronicle of Higher Education.
The announcement marks the eighth consecutive year that Wheaton has ranked among the nation’s top 10 liberal arts colleges in the preparation of Fulbright Scholars. Overall, the college’s students have won 68 Fulbright awards from 2000 through 2012.
Overall, Wheaton students won 12 national scholarships, including four Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship awards, a Thomas R. Pickering Foreign Services Fellowship, a Rotary Global Grant, and a 100 Projects for Peace Award.
The success of Wheaton’s students in winning the Fulbright reflects the college’s broader achievements in preparing young women and men to excel in earning a wide variety of international scholarships. Since 2000, more than 161 Wheaton graduates have won awards such as the Rhodes, Marshall and Truman scholarships.