Emory named a top producer of Fulbright winners and Peace Corps volunteers

Feb. 21, 2018

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Emory University is a top producer nationally of students and recent alumni who receive U.S. Fulbright awards and a top producer of Peace Corps volunteers, according to two new rankings from the Chronicle of Higher Education and the Peace Corps. Both prestigious programs provide resources and support for exceptional students to do research, study or teach abroad.

Emory had 11 students or recent alumni (who applied as students) receive Fulbright awards to teach or conduct research abroad, which makes Emory a top producer nationally among research institutions, according to the Chronicle of Higher Education’s Top Producers of Fulbright U.S. Scholars and Students list.

Winners of the award, named after the late Sen. J. William Fulbright, are selected on the basis of academic or professional achievement, as well as demonstrated leadership potential in their fields.

Read more about Emory’s most recent Fulbright winners here.

Emory had 22 recent graduates who volunteered for the Peace Corps and is ranked No. 11 nationally among medium-sized colleges and universities on the Peace Corps’ Top Colleges 2018 list. This is Emory’s eighth consecutive year on the list. In total, 562 Emory alumni have joined the Peace Corps.

Since President John F. Kennedy established the Peace Corps in 1961, more than 230,000 Americans of all ages have served in 141 countries worldwide.

Emory is also ranked No. 1 among mid-sized universities for the number of students selected for the Teach for America program.