La Salle University Cited as a Top Producer of Fulbright Students
October 31, 2013
La Salle University was among the colleges named a top producer of Fulbright Scholars in 2013-14, according to the United States Department of State. The success of the top-producing institutions is highlighted in the October 28 edition of The Chronicle of Higher Education.
Three students from La Salle won Fulbright Scholarships in 2013-2014, which ranked among the most Fulbright recipients. A fourth Fulbright recipient in 2013-14 was a 2009 La Salle University graduate who is currently a Ph.D. student at the University of Illinois at Chicago.
Since 1965, more than 60 students from La Salle have received Fulbright Scholarships.
“We are always proud when one of our students receive a Fulbright Scholarship, but to have this many in one year shows the academic strength of our students and the commitment made by faculty sponsors,” said Dr. Joseph Marbach, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs at La Salle.
More than 1,800 U.S. students, artists, and young professionals in more than 100 different fields of study have been offered Fulbright Program grants to study, teach English, and conduct research in over 140 countries throughout the world beginning this fall. Lists of Fulbright recipients are available at: www.fulbrightonline.org/us.
The Fulbright Program is sponsored by the United States Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. The primary source of funding for the Fulbright Program is an annual appropriation made by the United States Congress to the Department of State. Participating governments and host institutions, corporations, and foundations in foreign countries and in the United States also provide direct and indirect support. The J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board, composed of 12 educational and public leaders appointed by the President of the United States, formulates policies for the administration of the Fulbright Program, establishes criteria for the selection of candidates, and approves candidates nominated for awards.
La Salle University was established in 1863 through the legacy of St. John Baptist de La Salle and the Christian Brothers teaching order, which St. La Salle founded in 1680. La Salle is an educational community shaped by traditional Catholic and Lasallian values.