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Recent Successes

Updated 3/14/2018

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Fulbright Fellowships
Congratulations to the 31 Smith College 2017-18 candidates for the 2018-19 Fulbright Fellowship for successfully completing applications, and thank you to the some-200 Smith faculty and staff members who supported them in producing about 750 pages of application materials. It is this rallying around our applicants that helps keep Smith one of the strongest Fulbright programs among liberal arts colleges in the nation: https://us.fulbrightonline.org/top-producing-institutions.

The 2017-18 candidates applied to 25 countries. Of the 31 Fulbright applicants, 11 (about 35 percent) self-identified as minority candidates. The ever-increasing number of countries targeted by Smithies shows how our adventurous and trail-blazing students are eager to represent the United States across the globe.

The Fulbright cohort comprised 24 seniors and 7 alumnae. Among them, 10 applied to conduct research projects, 2 to pursue master’s degrees, 19 to teach English as a foreign language.

24 of our 31 applicants have been selected as semi-finalists. We wish them good luck in the final selection for awards that will be completed during the spring.

Other Prestigious Fellowship Applications and Results
Congratulations to the students who completed 27 applications for other prestigious awards. Congratulations to the awardees of a Carnegie Endowment for International Peace Gaither Junior Fellowship, a Critical Language Scholarship, and summer research fellowships in the Howard Hughes Medical Institute’s EXROP Program. We are very proud of our two Smithies who were both named Marshall and Rhodes finalists.

It Takes a Community!
Appreciation is extended to faculty members who served as mentors, recommenders, language evaluators, consultants, and nominees. Thanks also to staff members who supported this campus-wide collaboration from various quarters including the Clark Science Center, the Jacobson Center for Writing, Teaching and Learning, the Lazarus Center for Career Development, the Lewis Global Studies Center, the Narratives Project, the Wurtele Center for Leadership, plus the Registrar's Office, the Class Deans, Student Financial Services offices, and the Institutional Research Board.

Past results are summarized here.