University of Richmond Named Fulbright Top Producer

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UR Named Top Producer of Fulbright U.S. Students for 6th Consecutive Year

February 13, 2024

UNIVERSITY OF RICHMOND — The U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs has recognized the University of Richmond for being one of the colleges and universities with the highest number of students selected for the Fulbright U.S. Student Program.

It’s the eighth time and sixth year in a row Richmond has been named a top producer of Fulbright students, with five awards offered in 2023–24. University of Richmond students were awarded Fulbright grants to live, work, and study around the world, including in Portugal and Spain. Richmond has had 80 student Fulbright grant recipients.

“The Fulbright program allows our students and young alums to engage in international study that enhances their lives,” said Dana Kuchem, director of the Office of Scholars and Fellowships. “This recognition as a Fulbright Top Producing Institution showcases our commitment to global connection and supporting members of our campus communities to pursue international opportunities.”

The Fulbright programs are sponsored by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs to support academic exchanges between the U.S. and more than 150 countries around the world.

“Fulbright’s Top Producing Institutions represent the diversity of America’s higher education community. Dedicated administrators support students and scholars at these institutions to fulfill their potential and rise to address tomorrow’s global challenges. We congratulate them, and all the Fulbrighters who are making an impact the world over,” said Lee Satterfield, assistant secretary of state for educational and cultural affairs.

Almost 600 U.S. institutions participate in Fulbright programs.