Cranbrook Academy of Art named a ‘Top Producer of U.S. Fulbright Students’

Cranbrook Academy of Art was once again named one of the top four specialized institutions in the country for producing student Fulbright scholars, according to the Chronicle of Higher Education. The addition of two new students brings the total number of Academy students who have received grants over the past 10 years to 22 – making the Academy, per capita, the highest producer of student Fulbright scholars in the U.S.

The two Cranbrook students awarded Fulbright U.S. Student Program grants are Anna Adler (Ceramics ’11) who will travel to the Czech Republic based on her project, “Study of Traditional Puppet Theater and Contemporary Experimental Theater in Czech Republic,” and Sonja Dahl (Fiber ’12) who will visit Indonesia to further study her project, “Textile Traditions and Contemporary Art in Indonesia: A Practical and Academic Study.” Cranbrook alumna Quynh Vantu (Architecture ’09) also received a grant for travel to the United Kingdom to work on her project, “Art in the Space of Architecture: Installation Art in the Public Sphere.”

“These Fulbright awards are yet another indicator of Cranbrook’s remarkable students, and the Academy’s continued leadership among art and design schools in this country,” said Reed Kroloff, Director of Cranbrook Academy of Art & Art Museum.

The Fulbright U.S. Student Program provides grants for individually designed study/research projects to take place during one academic year in a country outside the United States. During that time, grantees will live, work and learn from people of the host country. The program looks to facilitate cultural exchange through direct interaction on a daily basis in the classroom, field and home.

To view the full list published by the Chronicleclick here.

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