NEWS: Olin College is a 2023-2024 Top Producer of U.S. Fulbright Scholars

February 28, 2024

Olin College has been recognized by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs for being one of the colleges and universities with the highest number of students and scholars selected for the Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program

PIE Demo Day 2023

Olin students gather around a PIE project during PIE Demo Day in 2023.

Olin is consistently included on the list of top Fulbright producers. Since 2006, Olin’s first-ever graduating class, 18 Olin alumni have gone on to receive and complete Fulbright grants.

“Our campus culture is tremendously supportive of students applying to Fulbright fellowships with the goal of bringing positive change to the world,” said Kristin Casasanto, director of post-graduate planning. “I am thrilled to see Olin engineers succeed in this competitive program. For our graduates to learn from other cultures while addressing global challenges is truly transformative.”

Fulbright Top Producing Institutions like Olin value global connection and support members of their campus communities to pursue international opportunities.

Olin Fulbrighters have gone on to pursue a range of engineering careers all over the world. From using AI to preserve the te reo Māori language, to designing automated drones for healthcare delivery, and more, Olin alumni have drawn on their engineering education, enhanced by Fulbright experiences, to change the world for 18 years.

“Fulbright’s Top Producing Institutions represent the diversity of America’s higher education community. Dedicated administrators support students and scholars at these institutions to fulfill their potential and rise to address tomorrow’s global challenges. We congratulate them, and all the Fulbrighters who are making an impact the world over,” said Lee Satterfield, Assistant Secretary of State for Educational and Cultural Affairs.

The Fulbright Program is the U.S. government's flagship international academic exchange program. Since 1946, the Fulbright Program has provided over 400,000 talented and accomplished students, scholars, teachers, artists, and professionals of all backgrounds and fields with the opportunity to study, teach, and conduct research abroad. Fulbrighters exchange ideas to build mutual understanding and find solutions to critical global issues. 

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Founded in 1997, Olin instills passion and ignites innovation in its students and prepares them to envision, create and deliver products, services, and systems that transform and improve people’s lives around the world. Olin teaches students to be explorers and creators who design their own path forward. By challenging norms and sharing its unique approach to education, Olin is revolutionizing the way engineers, and all undergraduates, learn and create knowledge. Located in Needham Massachusetts, Olin is ranked among the top-three undergraduate engineering programs in the country by U.S. News & World Report.