The Fairfield Fulbright Story
More than 60 Fairfield University graduating seniors have been awarded a Fulbright - a year-long scholarship that supports post-graduate study, research, work, or teaching in another country. Established in 1946 by Congress, this government-sponsored program funds the studies and research of more than 1,450 U.S. graduating college seniors, graduate students, young professionals, and artists in over 155 foreign countries annually.
The Fulbright program - which aims to increase mutual understanding between people of the U.S. and of other countries - is aligned with Fairfield's mission of fostering values of global awareness, cross-cultural learning, and independent intellectual thought.
Fairfield graduating seniors from 41 majors and 16 interdisciplinary minors ranging from biology and nursing to philosophy and politics have won Fulbrights. Fairfield seniors from all disciplines are invited to apply. You must be prepared to take on the challenging process of developing a Fulbright study proposal under the mentorship of members of the Fairfield University Fulbright Committee.
For more information, contact Dr. Janie Leatherman, Professor of Politics, by e-mail or phone, (203) 254-4000, ext. 3429 or Jermain Griffin, Associate Director of International Studies, by e-mail or phone, (203) 254-4000, ext. 2865.
Check out the list of Fulbright awardees to find out where our students went and what they studied.
2012 Fulbright awardees