11 Tufts Students and Recent Alumni Nab Fulbright Scholarships

The university is named a top producer of Fulbright students for 2021-2022 in the competitive national program

Tufts University has been named among the country’s top producers of Fulbright U.S. Students in 2021-2022 this week, by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. In all, 11 Tufts current and former students earned Fulbright awards to study in eight countries.

Institutions producing the largest number of Fulbright students are highlighted annually in The Chronicle of Higher Education, which publishes the list of top-producing colleges and universities. The Fulbright U.S. Student Program is the U.S. government’s flagship international educational exchange program.

“We are proud of our students who continue to set the mark for excellence and are poised to represent the university,” said Tufts President Anthony Monaco. “With so many challenges facing the global community, these talented young people to offer hope through their outstanding academic excellence and passion for making the world a better place.”

The Fulbright Program was established more than 75 years ago to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries. Fulbright is the world’s largest and most diverse international educational exchange program.

“This is a great testament to Tufts’ commitment to global citizenship and to the strength of our language and international relations programs,” said Anne Moore, program specialist in the Tufts University Office of Scholar Development, which administers the Fulbright competition at Tufts. “These students are a joy to work with, and give me faith in the possibility of a more peaceful, smarter world.”

Here are the students and recent alumni and their destinations:

  • Sophia Alfred, English teaching assistantship, Spain
  • Kala Brzezinski, study/research, Ireland
  • David Carrol, study/research, Burkina Faso
  • Ayden Crosby, study/research, Germany
  • Jason Getzler, English teaching assistantship, Spain
  • Sophie Heckelman, English teaching assistantship, Spain
  • Jillian Impastato, English teaching assistantship, Norway
  • Lucy Kain, English teaching assistantship, France
  • Jared Lieberman, study/research, India
  • Supriya Sanjay, study/research, India
  • Olivia Ward, study/research, Netherlands

Since its inception in 1946, more than 400,000 people from all backgrounds—recent university graduates, teachers, scientists and researchers, artists, and more—have participated in the Fulbright Program.

Fulbright alumni included 40 heads of state or government, 61 Nobel laureates, 89 Pulitzer Prize winners, 76 MacArthur Fellows, and many other leaders and changemakers. 

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