Assistant Secretary Marie Royce and Arkansas Senator John Boozman on Fulbright's New Look

May 22, 2019

“I am proud that as we honor its decades of achievement, the Fulbright Program continues to be dynamic, innovative, and essential to our national security and prosperity. Fulbright represents the rich diversity and talent of our societies, and we seek to keep the program relevant, inclusive, and impactful, while maintaining its longstanding commitment to academic excellence and merit-based selection. We want our logo and all our communications about the program to accurately reflect its strengths and its relevance to today’s society, while continuing to honor Fulbright’s traditions and achievements. One outcome of our in-depth review is our refreshed logo design. You will see evidence of our updated communications in other ways in the months ahead. The Fulbright Program’s legislative mission - to increase mutual understanding between Americans and people of other countries - remains vital to keeping our country strong and building connections around the world” said Assistant Secretary Royce about the relaunch.

Arkansas Senator John Boozman, who represents former Senator Fulbright’s state, had this to say about the program “Former Arkansas Senator J. William Fulbright’s vision to connect people across the globe, build cross-cultural relationships and promote peace continues to be an influential diplomatic tool. Investing in higher education opportunities that advance international cooperation and a better understanding of different cultures breaks down barriers and sparks hope for a bright future.”

The Fulbright Program is the flagship international educational exchange program of the United States government to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries. The U.S. Senate established the Program in 1946, and it is administered by the United States Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA). More than 390,000 Fulbrighters have participated in the Program since its inception more than seventy years ago. The Fulbright Program awards approximately 8,000 fellowships annually.

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