Centre a "Top Producer of Fulbright Winners"
RELEASED: November 6, 2008
The Fulbright program dates to 1946, when Sen. William Fulbright of Arkansas proposed a program to promote world peace by "increasing mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries." A Fulbright stipend provides international transportation, living expenses, and, for research grants, university tuition. The awards to undergraduates generally involve a research project proposed by the student and an affiliation with a university. However there are also grants to teach English as a foreign language. Fulbright Fellows receive full grants, travel grants, and/or teaching assistantships that allow them to pursue one academic year of self-designed study and/or research in a foreign country.The Centre winners for 2008 were Caitlin Harper ’08 from Downer's Grove, Ill.; Katie Pfohl ’08 from Bowling Green, Ky.; Audrey Rogers ’08 of Dallas; Elizabeth Schildkret ’08 of Chandler, Ariz.; Lillian Tuttle ’08 of Versailles, Ky.; and Talia Harris ’08 from Billings, Mont. To see an earlier story on Centre Fulbright winners, click here.
The Fulbright Program has provided more than 250,000 participants – chosen for their leadership potential — with the opportunity to observe each others' political, economic and cultural institutions, exchange ideas, and embark on joint ventures of importance to the general welfare of the world's inhabitants.
Fulbright alumni include Nobel and Pulitzer Prize winners, governors and senators, ambassadors and artists, prime ministers and heads of state, professors and scientists, Supreme Court Justices, and CEOs.
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Founded in 1819, Centre College is ranked among the U.S. News top 50 national liberal arts colleges. Consumers Digest ranks Centre No. 1 in educational value among all U.S. liberal arts colleges. Centre alumni, known for their nation-leading loyalty in annual financial support, include two U.S. vice presidents and two Supreme Court justices. For more, visit http://www.centre.edu/web/elevatorspeech/
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