NOVA Named Fulbright Top Producing Institution for 2017-18


The U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs recently announced the U.S. colleges and universities that produced the most 2017-2018 Fulbright U.S. Scholars. The Fulbright Program is the U.S. government’s flagship international educational exchange program. Top-producing institutions are highlighted annually in The Chronicle of Higher Education.

Professor Amy Coren from NOVA’s Alexandria campus was awarded a Fulbright grant for 2017-2018 to the University of Pecs in Hungary. NOVA was one of 25 community colleges who had Fulbright scholarships awarded this year.  NOVA faculty have consistently been awarded Fulbright scholarships over the past decade.

The Fulbright Scholar Program is supported at NOVA through the Office of International Education and Sponsored Programs.  Interested faculty can reach out to Stacey Bustillos ( who acts as the College’s Fulbright Liaison and can assist with application strategies and country selection.

Since its inception in 1946, the Fulbright Program has provided more than 380,000 participants—chosen for their academic merit and leadership potential — with the opportunity to exchange ideas and contribute to finding solutions to shared international concerns. Over 1,100 U.S. college and university faculty and administrators, professionals, artists, journalists, scientists, lawyers, and independent scholars are awarded Fulbright grants to teach and/or conduct research annually. The Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program operates in over 125 countries throughout the world.

The Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program is a program of the U.S. Department of State, funded by an annual appropriation from the U.S. Congress to the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, and supported in its implementation by the Institute of International Education’s Council for International Exchange of Scholars.

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