For the 2022–23 academic year, two Amherst graduates received funding from the Fulbright U.S. Student Program—enabling them to conduct research in France and Turkey, respectively—and an additional seven obtained English Teaching Assistantships that have sent them to Taiwan, Colombia and Cyprus.
"For decades, Fulbright scholarships have enabled hundreds of Amherst alumni to participate in life-changing opportunities to learn from, contribute to and immerse themselves in extraordinary communities and cultures around the world," says Michael A. Elliott, president of College. "We are so thankful to the Fulbright Program for helping provide such experiences, and proud of the legacy of service that our institution and exceptional graduates have established. Amherst is living proof that small institutions like ours can have an out-sized impact on the world."
The Fulbright Program is run by U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. Lee Satterfield, assistant secretary of state for educational and cultural affairs, offered congratulations to the top-producing schools, adding, “Thanks to the visionary leadership of these institutions, administrators and advisors, a new generation of Fulbrighters—changemakers, as I like to say—will catalyze lasting impact on their campus, in their communities and around the world.”