Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board to meet at California State University Long Beach, one of Fulbright’s Top Performing Hispanic Serving Institutions, March 7-8
Office of the Spokesperson
As part of the Biden-Harris Administration’s commitment to support increased diversity and inclusion in higher education and international exchanges, the Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board announced today it would conduct its quarterly meeting March 7-8 at California State University (CSULB), recently named among the Fulbright Top Performing Hispanic Serving Institutions.
The focus of this quarterly meeting is to highlight the role of international educational exchanges in increasing social mobility, to allow the board to promote the Fulbright program to a diverse group of students, as well as to meet with current Fulbright participants and alumni.
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.