Amherst College Is a Top Producer of U.S. Fulbright Winners for 2022–2023

Written by: Katherine Duke ’05


Amherst is proud to appear on the list of colleges and universities that have produced the most U.S. student fellowship winners in the Fulbright Program, the federal government’s flagship international educational exchange. The Chronicle of Higher Education publishes the lists annually, and the College has ranked as a top Fulbright producer among B.A.-granting institutions every year since 2008–09.

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.”

At Amherst, the Office of Fellowships, led by Director Christine Overstreet and Associate Director Eric Myers, guides students and recent graduates through the Fulbright application process.

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