Colorado College Named a Top Producer of U.S. Fulbright Student Grantees

The U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs named Colorado College a Fulbright Top Producing Institution for U.S. students. This recognition is given to the U.S. colleges and universities that received the highest number of applicants selected for the 2022-23 Fulbright U.S. Student Program.

Four students from Colorado College were selected for Fulbright awards for this school year. That number ranks CC first among baccalaureate institutions in the state, and ties CC for 35th among baccalaureate institutions nationally.

Class of 2022 alumni Nick Cleveland-Stout, Grace Evans and Claire McCallum and 2019 alumna Kate Barnes are among last year’s grantees. They are now studying international political policy in Brazil, teaching English in Bulgaria, teaching English in Germany, and researching network science in Hungary, respectively.

CC's Fulbright Program adviser Roy Jo Sartin plays an instrumental role in guiding students through the drafting of their proposals, where to apply, and polishing their draft. Sartin will be representing CC in Washington D.C. at a dinner recognizing the top producing institutions. Sartin was interviewed in the Colorado Springs Gazette about the honor.

This is the second time CC has made the list of top producing institutions; the first was in 2019-20 when four student grantees were selected. There are 12 CC students and alumni who are semi-finalists for the Fulbright for next school year. Awardees will be announced later this spring.

“I am thrilled that Colorado College is one of the top institutions producing Fulbright students,” says L. Song Richardson, Colorado College president. “Our students’ world view and understanding of global issues are expanded and enriched by these opportunities for international study, research, teaching, and problem solving.”

Fulbright is the U.S. government’s flagship international educational exchange program. It is also among largest and most diverse exchange programs in the world.  Since its inception in 1946, more than 400,000 participants from all backgrounds and fields – including recent university graduates, teachers, scientists, researchers, artists, and others, from the United States and over 160 other countries – have participated in the Fulbright Program.  Fulbright alumni have returned to their home countries to make an impact on their communities thanks to their expanded worldview, a deep appreciation for their host country and its people, and a larger network of colleagues and friends.

“On behalf of President Biden and Secretary of State Blinken, congratulations to the colleges and universities recognized as 2022-2023 Fulbright Top Producing Institutions, and to all the applicants who were selected for the Fulbright Program this year,” says Lee Satterfield, Assistant Secretary of State for Educational and Cultural Affairs. “Thanks to the visionary leadership of these institutions, administrators, and advisors, a new generation of changemakers will catalyze a lasting impact on their campus, in their communities, and around the world.”

“It is an honor to be among the top Fulbright producer schools in the country,” says Pedro de Araujo, Dean of Colorado College. “This recognition would not have been possible if not for the extremely hard work of our student support staff, faculty, and the talents of our students. At Colorado College we aim to provide transformative experiences for our students, and the Fulbright is an example of such. I hope CC continues to be on this list for a very long time.”

Fulbright alumni have included 41 heads of state or government, 62 Nobel Laureates, 89 Pulitzer Prize winners, 78 MacArthur Fellows, and countless leaders and changemakers who carry forward the Fulbright mission of enhancing mutual understanding.

The Fulbright competition is administered at Colorado College through the Fulbright Program Adviser’s office.

View the full list of Fulbright Top Producing Institutions.

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