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Hendrix Named a Top Producer of U.S. Fulbright Students

Fulbright_StudentProd16_500x500CONWAY, Ark. (February 21, 2017) — Hendrix College is one of the 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.

The announcement was made by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. Top Fulbright U.S. Student-producing institutions are highlighted annually in The Chronicle of Higher Education.

Four Hendrix students from the Class of 2016 won Fulbright awards this year:

  • Megan Hull(Germany and international relations major; Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship to Germany)
  • Justin Murdock(Chemistry and Spanish major; Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship to Uruguay)
  • Grace Oxley(Art and English major; Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship to India)
  • Rachel Zweig(Chemistry and mathematics major; Fulbright U.S. Student Award to study at the Spanish National Research Council in Madrid, Spain)

“Congratulations again to these exemplary students and to the professors who challenged and mentored them over four years at Hendrix,” said Hendrix President Bill Tsutsui. “This recognition reinforces the role our professors play in inspiring our students, as well as the opportunities and support our students receive, to develop their fullest potential.”

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. More than 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.  

See the Fulbright recipient list here.

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, visit

About Hendrix College

Hendrix College is a private liberal arts college in Conway, Arkansas. Founded in 1876 and affiliated with the United Methodist Church since 1884, Hendrix is featured in Colleges That Change Lives: 40 Schools That Will Change the Way You Think about Colleges and is nationally recognized in numerous college guides, lists, and rankings for academic quality, community, innovation, and value. For more information, visit