From: The Honorable J. French Hill
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Date: 6/20/2016

Dear Colleague:


I invite you to be an original cosponsor to my resolution recognizing the 70th anniversary of the Fulbright Program. This competitive, merit-based program was founded in 1946 by U.S. Senator from Arkansas, J. William Fulbright, with the purpose of promoting the international exchange of education and fostering mutual understanding between students in the United States and their counterparts throughout the world.


The Fulbright Program is sponsored by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the Department of State and provides approximately 8,000 grants annually and currently operates in over 160 countries worldwide. This resolution encourages the President
and Secretary of State to work with the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs to support the work of the Fulbright program and calls on students, scholars, and professionals around the world to seek out opportunities to engage with each other and promote
international good will.


More than 360,000 persons from across the globe have benefited from this program, and current Fulbright students and scholars hail from all 50 states and two territories. Alumni of the Fulbright Program include ten Members of Congress, 18 heads of state,
82 Pulitzer Prize winners, 54 Nobel Prize winners, and a former Secretary General of the United Nations.


Supporting this resolution will encourage the growth and development of the next generation of world leaders. I invite you to cosponsor this anniversary resolution by contacting Dylan Frost in my office at or (202) 225-2506. Thank you for your consideration, and I look forward to working with you on this recognition.







French Hill

Member of Congress