Just two weeks after Secretary of State Antony Blinken pledged increased collaboration with the leadership of four Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) during a trip to Atlanta, Georgia, the Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board convened today at the U.S. Department of State.
The Fulbright Program is the United States’ flagship international academic exchange program. Fulbright was founded in 1946 to increase mutual understanding and support friendly and peaceful relations between the people of the United States and the people of other countries. Fulbright offers an expansive suite of life-changing international academic and cultural exchange opportunities.
The 12-member Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board was established by Congress to supervise the global Fulbright Program as authorized by the Mutual Educational and Cultural Exchange Act of 1961 (P.L. 87-256), also called the Fulbright-Hays Act.
Appointed by the President of the United States and representing diverse facets of American society, the Board selects students, scholars, teachers, and professionals from the United States and abroad to participate in Fulbright exchanges.
In close coordination with the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, U.S. embassies, bilateral Fulbright Commissions in partner countries, and the U.S. Department of Education’s International and Foreign Language Office of Postsecondary Education, the Board promotes the Fulbright Program to audiences around the world. The Board meets quarterly to establish policies for Fulbright participant selection and Program operations.
For more information on the Board and Fulbright, please visit eca.state.gov/fulbright.