Chapman University was part of The U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs recently announced U.S. colleges and universities that produced the most 2016-2017 Fulbright U.S. Students.  The Fulbright Program is the U.S. government’s flagship international educational exchange program.  Top-producing institutions are highlighted annually in The Chronicle of Higher Education.

This is the third year in a row Chapman has been recognized as a top producing school. To see Chapman’s current Fulbright Scholars, visit

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Fulbright Scholar Esme Aston (in purple shirt)

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Fulbright Scholar Damaris Bangean

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Fulbright Scholar Ashley Barba

“We couldn’t be prouder of our students for this accomplishment,” said Glenn Pfeiffer, Ph.D., provost of Chapman University. “The impact of this announcement to the campus and community will only have positive benefits to our already growing and competitive university.”

For the current, 2017-2018, academic year Chapman had 35 percent of the applicants becoming semi-finalists This is the highest rate in the University’s history. Finalists will be announced later in the year.

The Fulbright competition is administered at Chapman through Julye Bidmead, Ph.D., director, fellowships and scholar programs. For the first time this year, Chapman is promoting the Fulbright summer institute – a summer Fulbright opportunity designed for first and second year college students.

Since its inception in 1946, the Fulbright Program has provided more than 370,000 participants—chosen for their academic merit and leadership potential — with the opportunity to exchange ideas and contribute to finding solutions to shared international concerns. Over 1,900 U.S. students, artists and young professionals in more than 100 different fields of study are offered Fulbright Program grants to study, teach English, and conduct research annually. The Fulbright U.S. Student Program operates in over 140 countries throughout the world.  Lists of Fulbright recipients are available at:

The Fulbright Program is funded through 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.

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 Department of State, including conducting an annual competition for the scholarships.

The Fulbright Program also awards grants to U.S. scholars, 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 foreign languages.

For more information about the Fulbright Program, visit

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As an academically distinguished center of learning, Chapman University attracts extraordinary students and faculty from around the globe. Its ten schools and colleges foster a vibrant intellectual community, and provide extensive opportunities for students to learn, grow and discover alongside remarkable faculty. The University is home to some 8,000 students pursuing bachelor, master and doctoral degrees, and is alma mater to more than 40,000 alumni found throughout the United States and the world. Now celebrating its 155th year, Chapman is known for its distinguishing strengths in leadership and civic engagement, in the arts and entertainment disciplines, and in specialized sectors of technology and science. The University is comprised of its main campus in Orange, California, and the Rinker Health Science campus for graduate health science programs in Irvine, California. Visit us at

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