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Pomona College Among Top Producers of U.S. Fulbrights Among Bachelor's Institutions

Pomona College is again among the liberal arts colleges with the highest number of Fulbrights awarded to its graduating class, with the Class of 2011 receiving 15 of the prestigious awards. Three additional awards were made to last year’s graduating seniors who declined them for other opportunities.

The Fulbright totals for “Top Producers of U.S. Fulbright Students by Type of Institution, 2011-12” was published in the October 24, 2011, edition of The Chronicle of Higher Education.

For the Class of 2011, Pomona was third with 15 awards, behind Pitzer College and Smith College, which each had 19. Following were Colgate University, Mount Holyoke College and Occidental College, tied with nine per campus; and Hamilton, Scripps and St. Olaf with eight awards per college.

Fulbright recipients from Pomona’s Class of 2011 are conducting research in Cuernavaca, Mexico; Montreal, Canada; Madrid, Spain;Bagshot, England; Cairo, Egypt; Geneva, Switzerland; Addis Ababa, Ethiopia; and Rome, Italy. Others are teaching English in Portugal; Germany; Sumatra, Indonesia; Panama; Columbia; and Nepal.

Pomona College has long been a leader among colleges and universities in Fulbright recipients. Over the last five years (Classes of 2007-2011), 85 graduates have received Fulbrights. In the last 10 years (2002-2011), 121 graduates have received Fulbright Fellowships. To read more about the Class of 2011 Fulbiright awardees, please visit this news release.

Founded in 1887, Pomona College is one of the nation’s premier liberal arts institutions and is known for the close relationships between faculty and staff and the wide range of student research and leadership opportunities available to students. Pomona is the founding member of the Claremont Colleges, a unique consortium that also includes Claremont McKenna College, Harvey Mudd College, Pitzer College, Scripps College, the Claremont Graduate School and Keck Graduate Institute.