Truman Recognized as a Top Producer of Fulbright Awards in Master's Category

Truman State University was featured in the Oct. 24 issue of “The Chronicle of Education” as a top producer of Fulbright awards for U.S. students among master’s level institutions.

The article includes a list compiled by the Institute of International Education of “Top Producing” schools - those institutions in each Carnegie Classification that had the highest number of students who received Fulbright grants this year. Truman was determined a master’s institution in 2005 by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. The four groups of institutions listed include research institutions, bachelor’s institutions, master’s institutions and other institutions. The “other” category represents specialized and unclassified institutions. A complete list of institutions is available at

In 2008-2009, Hannah Kay and Gregory Wiser were each awarded Fulbright scholarships from the U.S. Department of State and the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board.

Kay, a 2008 Truman graduate from Springfield, Ill., received a U.S. student scholarship to Russia for teaching English as a foreign language.
Wiser, a 2007 Truman graduate from Springfield, Mo., received the same scholarship to teach English in Germany.

The Fulbright Program provides myriad opportunities to strengthen the global reach of a community of teachers and learners who will energize and internationalize institutions for years to come.

About 1,500 students and 1,300 scholars from the United States and abroad are studying and working on Fulbrights this academic year. Throughout its history, the Fulbright Program has allowed more than 108,000 Americans to study, teach or conduct research abroad, while more than 178,000 students, scholars and teachers from other countries have engaged in similar activities in the United States.

The program operates in more than 155 countries worldwide. For more information visit or

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