St. Edward’s University Ranked as Top Producer of U.S. Fulbright Students in 2012

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St. Edward’s ranks first in the masters-granting institution category

St. Edward’s University is recognized as a top producer of Fulbright Students for 2012-2013 by the Fulbright Program, the U.S. government’s flagship international educational exchange program. St. Edward’s had six Fulbright Students receive the award, which tied the university in first place with Nazareth College, in Rochester, N.Y., and the University of Portland, in Portland, Ore., for most awards by a masters-granting institution.

A key component of the university’s strategic plan is to be a top liberal arts university by providing a learning environment that is academically challenging and rich with global experiences for students. Since 2004, St. Edward’s has helped 19 students obtain Fulbright Scholarships.

The Fulbright Program provides participants - chosen for their academic merit and leadership potential - with the opportunity to study, teach and conduct research, exchange ideas and contribute to finding solutions to shared international concerns.

The following students were awarded a Fulbright Scholarship, and are teaching in the countries below, or will begin in 2013:

  •     Amanda Bolton, Costa Rica (BA Education ’12)
  •     Morgen Brown, Germany (BA English Writing and Rhetoric ’11)
  •     Amarette Edmonson, Germany (BA Communication ’12)
  •     Elizabeth Narvaez, Israel (BA Religious and Theological Studies ’12)
  •     Collin Phillips, South Africa (BA Communication ’12)
  •     Marielle Septien, Spain (BA Global Studies ’12)

St. Edward’s University had 19 applicants for the upcoming 2013-2014 awards. Recipients of the scholarship awards will be announced in the spring of 2013. Once students reach the finalist stage, they have an approximately 50 percent chance of attaining a Fulbright award.

About St. Edward’s University

St. Edward’s is a private, top liberal arts university in the Catholic Holy Cross Tradition with more than 5,300 students. Located in Austin, Texas, with a network of partner universities around the world, St. Edward’s is a diverse community that offers undergraduate and graduate programs designed to inspire students with a global perspective. St. Edward's University has been recognized for 10 consecutive years as one of "America's Best Colleges" by U.S. News & World Report, and ranks in the top 20 of Best Regional Universities in the Western Region. St. Edward’s has also been recognized by Forbes and the Center for College Affordability and Productivity.

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