Eight Hamilton students received Fulbright scholarships for the 2005-06 academic year, placing Hamilton fourth on the list of top Fulbright recipients according to the Council for International Exchange of Scholars. Hamilton is the only New York college listed among the top 10 liberal arts colleges in the country. Since 2000, Hamilton students have received 32 Fulbright awards.
"Fulbright grants are appealing because they offer such a wide range of international opportunities," said Hamilton Student Fellowships Coordinator Virginia Dosch. "Students may pursue self-designed independent projects, conduct laboratory research or field research, study in a formal academic program or teach English. Hamilton graduates have had amazing experiences through the Fulbright program. Their success is linked to their willingness to act on big ideas and to work hard."
The Fulbright program was created in 1946 to increase mutual understanding between the people of the U.S. and other countries through educational exchange. The Fulbright U.S. Student Program provides funding for one academic year of post-graduation study or research abroad at an accredited university. This fall, 1,200 American students traveled to more than 110 countries. At the same time, 2,600 foreign students are in the United States.
Hamilton's Fulbright recipients this year are Edward Geary '05, Austria; Shayna McHugh '05, Brazil; Brian Tilley '05, India; Nathaniel Adler '05, Jacqueline Kook '05, Elizabeth Lesser '05, Lauren Perkins '04, South Korea; and Daniel Walker '05, Germany.