Three Whitman College recent graduates have been accepted into the Fulbright U.S. Student Program. Fulbright is the largest U.S. exchange program, offering students and young professionals opportunities to teach and conduct research in more than 140 countries, with about 1,900 grants awarded annually.
This year's Whitman recipients are:
- Lindsey Merritt '22 (anthropology and German studies double major) was awarded a Fulbright English Teaching Assistants to Germany
- Rhône Grajcar ’21 (History—Empires & Colonialism and South Asian and Middle Eastern studies double major) was awarded a Fulbright Open Study/Research Award to India
- Caroline "Cello" Lockwood '19 (economics–environmental studies major) was awarded a Fulbright Open Study/Research Award to Italy
Sophomore Tuere Cunningham (major undeclared) was selected to participate in the Fulbright UK Summer Institutes, three to four week programs for US undergraduate students who have no or very little travel experience outside North America. Participants can explore the culture, heritage and history of the UK while experiencing higher education at a UK university.
In addition, Adam Rosenberg '22 (philosophy and German studies double major) received an English Teaching Assistants award from the Austria Teaching Assistants Program, which Fulbright oversees.
Established by Congress in 1946 and sponsored by the Department of State, Fulbright bestows grants on the basis of academic and professional merit as well as a record of service and leadership. The program is designed to increase mutual understanding between nations and foster solutions to global challenges. Since its inception, it has provided roughly 300,000 students, scholars, teachers, artists and scientists the chance to achieve distinction in their fields through international study.
Whitman is regularly credited as a Fulbright "top producer" due to the volume of students and graduates who apply for and earn scholarships through the program.