Fulbright Fellows

Through this flagship educational exchange Fulbright Fellowship program, recently graduated U.S. scholars work closely with Athens College students across all age levels as mentors, coaches, role models and advisors. Through their close interactions with students and faculty, they help strengthen the College’s ties with the U.S., and often have a profound effect on individual students. The College stays in touch with hundreds of its alumni Fellows who have gone on to become advocates of the College in leadership positions around the globe.

Athens College is honored to host the largest Fulbright Fellowship Program in Greece.

The Fellows program has been an integral part of Athens College since 1963 (approx. 60 years) and overall counts close to 300 fellow alumni who support academic programs on campus and our students.

Le’ Aysha Breshae Pearson - Jackson, Tennessee

"Being a Fellow at Athens College Elementary School has challenged me and allowed me to grow as an educator in ways that I couldn’t imagine. As a person from an underrepresented background, I have been able to learn as much from the students and this unique culture as they have learned from me, and the knowledge gained from this experience will forever enhance my role as an educator."

Ben Shinogle - Kansas City, Missouri

"As a fellow at Athens College, I am learning and guiding in equal measure. Working with High School students, I enjoy bringing literary texts to life and giving them the context of the American experience. On their part students and staff have been welcoming and engaging as I learn about Greek culture, history, and politics. It is a great experience overall, one that I will cherish in the following years."

Your support is crucial in maintaining this special relationship.

Naming Opportunities: You may make a gift to underwrite a Fulbright Fellow for one academic year. The gift will cover the full costs to the College related to the Fellow’s transportation, housing and stipend.  

Gift payment options to cover a Fulbright Fellow for one academic year include:

  • Expendable restricted gift of €12.000, paid outright or pledged to be paid prior to Fulbright Fellow’s arrival (by June - early July).
  • Endowed restricted gift for a Fulbright Fellow, paid outright or pledged to be paid in a period of 3 years from the date of the agreement. In either case, part of the payment will be made with the approval of the grant. The fund will be activated when the gifted amounts are equal to or greater than 50% of the full endowed fund accordingly. To learn more, you may contact the Development Office at +30 210698217 or email [email protected].

Gifts of any size in support of the Fulbright Fellowship Program are welcome. These gifts are added to the respective Fund to cover expenses related to the Fellow’s transportation, housing and stipend. They may also add up to fully fund a Fulbright Fellow.