CCA Is a Top Producer of US Fulbright Students

Press release, November 2012

The Fulbright Program, the US government’s flagship international educational exchange program, recently announced the complete list of colleges and universities that produced the most 2012-13 US Fulbright students.

The success of the top-producing institutions is highlighted in the October 24 edition of The Chronicle of Higher Education.

Almost 1,700 American 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.

Of the 1,700 Fulbrighters, 19 percent are at the PhD degree level, 17 percent are at the master’s degree level, and 65 percent are at the bachelor’s degree level. Students receiving awards for this academic year applied through 600 colleges or universities.

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Since its inception in 1946, the Fulbright Program has provided more than 318,000 participants -- chosen for their academic merit and leadership potential -- with the opportunity to study, teach and conduct research, exchange ideas, and contribute to finding solutions to shared international concerns.

In the past 66 years, more than 44,000 students from the United States have benefited from the Fulbright experience.

The Fulbright Program is sponsored by the U.S. 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 US 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.

In the United States, the Institute of International Education administers and coordinates the activities relevant to the Fulbright U.S. Student Program on behalf of the U.S. Department of State, including conducting an annual competition for the scholarships.

The Fulbright Program also awards grants to American teachers and faculty to conduct research and teach overseas.

In addition, some 4,000 new foreign Fulbright students and scholars come to the United States annually to study for graduate degrees, conduct research. and teach at US universities, colleges, and secondary schools.

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Scholars and professionals

Visit Council for International Exchange of Scholars for information regarding The Fulbright Scholar Program.

Selected CCA student/alumni Fulbright grantees:

Nikola Otto 2008-9
Kaif Ghaznavi 2008-9
Piero Passacantando 2009-10
Rebecca Najdowski 2010-11
Victoria DeBlassie 2012-13


For additional information about the Fulbright competition and California College of the Arts, contact:

Holly Castrillon
Faculty Manager, Academic Affairs