Denison Named a Top Producer of Fulbright Student Awards

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Academic excellence and strong faculty mentorship support Denison students on their quest for Fulbrights.

The Chronicle of Higher Education has recognized Denison University as a top producer of Fulbright student awards among U.S. colleges and universities.

“Denison's excellent academic program creates strong candidates for scholarships and fellowships such as the Fulbright,” said Margot Singer, associate professor of English and director of the Lisska Center for Scholarly Engagement.

“The intensive, individualized mentorship we provide helps all the students we work with learn to articulate and connect their academic and extracurricular activities to their longer-term career goals. Success in winning prestigious awards helps build a culture of excellence on campus.”

Students who received Fulbright Awards last year include Caroline Frias '17, a Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship to France; Sarah Lopez '17, a Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship to Brazil; Philip Papaioannou '17, a Fulbright Research Scholarship to Poland; Morgan Phoenix '17, a Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship to Germany; and Jennifer Reyes '15, a Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship to Jordan.

“Success in winning prestigious awards helps build a culture of excellence on campus”

Denison provides many resources to help students expand their intellectual curiosity and learning experiences, including an award-winning summer research program, a wide range of intellectual programs that bring faculty and students together over shared interests, and generous funding to support students and faculty in their scholarship. A combination of rigorous academics and significant learning experiences gives Denison students the means to develop the skills, values, habits and networks to launch into successful and meaningful professions and careers.

The Fulbright U.S. Student Program is the largest U.S. exchange program offering opportunities for students and young professionals to undertake international graduate study, advanced research, university teaching, and primary and secondary school teaching worldwide. It is designed to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries.

Denison students are consistently awarded Fulbright and other major prestigious national and international academic awards and scholarships. Over the years, more than 150 Denisonians have been awarded international post-graduate scholarships, and the college has both a Rhodes Scholar and a Gates Cambridge Scholar among their alumni. These scholarships give the college's students opportunities to do graduate study, intensive research, and/or teach while exploring other cultures through long-term experiences abroad.

March 7, 2018