Faculty, international students help Sun Devils applying for Fulbright scholarships

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October 2, 2019

Arizona State University has been one of the top producers of students who win the prestigious Fulbright award to travel overseas, and this year, the university has engaged even more people in the campus community to support applicants.

Barrett Honors Faculty Fellow Sakena Young-Skaggs, right, helped interview Fulbright applicants during an event last month at ASU. Photo by Charlie Leight/ASU Now

 

 

 ASU has 21 students in the U.S. government’s flagship international educational exchange program for 2018-19 — more than Harvard, Columbia and Stanford universities. And with 21 Fulbright winners out of 53 applicants, ASU’s selection rate was 39.6% — the highest among top-producing schools.

Now, ASU is trying to increase the number of applicants and, hopefully, award winners, according to Kyle Mox, director of the Lorraine W. Frank Office of National Scholarships Advisement at ASU and associate dean of Barrett, The Honors College.

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