The Fulbright Association is dedicated to supporting diversity and encouraging students, educators, and professionals from diverse cultural and ethnic environments to participate in the Fulbright Program. In addition, the Fulbright Association seeks to encourage a variety of educational settings, including community colleges, Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), tribal colleges, Hispanic/Latino serving institutions, and other minority serving institutions and professional environments to engage in Fulbright activities.
[infobox size=”col-12″ last_column=”true” color=”grey”]”The rapprochement of peoples is only possible when differences of culture and outlook are respected and appreciated rather than feared and condemned, when the common bond of human dignity is recognized as the essential bond for a peaceful world.”
– J. William Fulbright[/infobox]
This quote reaches the heart of a Fulbright experience: bridging differences and divisions to promote global understanding and peace. The key to reaching these important aspirations lies in our work of promoting the widest range of Fulbrighters: those coming from Latino/Hispanic, HBCU, economically disadvantaged, community college, Native American tribal, LGBTQ, physically impaired and other communities that represent the mosaic of diversity that reflects America today.
We have developed a diversity toolkit designed to assist colleges and universities in their mission in expanding the Fulbright experience to more communities, either through direct application to the program, or through sharing the important learning that comes with a Fulbright experience.