Fordham is ranked among the top 30 research universities nationwide for the number of Fulbright awards to U.S. students in 2008-2009, and has a higher ratio of awards to applicants than Harvard, Columbia and New York Universities.
Fordham students received 11 Fulbrights this year, from a pool of 32 applicants. The top producer of Fulbrights, the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor, had 31 Fulbrights from a pool of 144 applicants.
Approximately 1,500 students and 1,300 scholars from the United States and abroad are studying and working on Fulbrights this academic year. The program, begun in 1946, offers grants by bi-national Fulbright commissions and financed by the U.S. government and the government of each country in which the awards are available.
Look for full coverage of Fordham’s Fulbright achievements on the home page this week and in an upcoming issue of Inside Fordham.
Update Oct. 29: Fordham actually has 11 Fulbright awards (out of 32 applicants), not 10 as previously reported.