James Madison University: A top producer of Fulbright students for 2020-2021
The list of top-producing institutions for the Fulbright program was published Monday, Feb. 15 in The Chronicle of Higher Education. Administered by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, the Fulbright Program is the U.S. government’s flagship international educational exchange program.
“We are so proud of our Fulbright applicants and recipients, who are facing and overcoming tremendous challenges to do amazing things around the globe, fulfilling JMU’s vision of being engaged with ideas and the world,” said JMU President Jonathan Alger.
The Fulbright competition at JMU is administered through the Office of Research and Scholarship. Meredith Malburne-Wade, director of Student Fellowships Advising, noted that due to the pandemic, some recipients are currently in-country while others have had their departures delayed until the fall. “These students applied during my inaugural year at JMU,” Malburne-Wade said. “What an honor and privilege it has been to share this experience with them as they demonstrate the strengths and depths of a JMU education.”
The Fulbright U.S. Scholar and Fulbright U.S. Student Programs are sponsored by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs to support academic exchanges between the United States and over 150 countries around the world. Almost 600 U.S. higher-education institutions actively participate in the Fulbright program.
JMU Fulbright Students for 2020-2021
* = honors student
|Andrianna Boykin||2020, 2019||MAT, IDLS||South Korea, English Teaching Assistant|
|Mallory Burrell||2020, 2014||MFA (Studio Art), Art and Art History at VA Tech||Australia, Research (Art)|
|Emma Holleran||2020, 2019||MAT, English||Czech Republic, English Teaching Assistant|
|Saidah Lerman*||2020||Biology||Uzbekistan, English Teaching Assistant (declined)|
|Lauren Palmieri*||2020||History||Kuwait, Research|
|Alison Sall||2020, 2019||MAT, Math||Taiwan, English Teaching Assistant|
|Katie Stankard*||2020||Geographic Science||Taiwan, English Teaching Assistant|