Trinity Again Among Top Producers of U.S. Fulbright Students
Four recent Trinity graduates won Fulbright awards for 2012-2013, making the College one of the top producers in the category of bachelor’s degree-granting institutions. The four bring to 19 the number of winners from Trinity since 2006.The Fulbright Program is the U.S. government’s flagship international educational exchange program.
The winners from Trinity were Sophia Becker ’09, who is in Colombia; Jessica Cote ’12, who is in Chile; Eliot Fearey ’10, who is in Germany; and Danielle Padula ’12, who is in Panama. A fi fth Trinity student was a finalist and will have an opportunity to reapply.
Trinity’s four recent graduates are among the 1,700 American students, artists, and young professionals in more than 100 different fields of study offered Fulbright Program grants to study, teach English, and/or conduct research in more than 140 countries. Their assignments began in the fall.
Since its inception in 1946, the Fulbright Program has granted more than 318,000 participants—chosen for their academic merit and leadership potential—the opportunity to study, teach, conduct research, exchange ideas, and contribute to finding solutions to shared international concerns. The Fulbright Program is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. Participating governments and host institutions, corporations, and foundations in foreign countries and in the United States also provide direct and indirect support.