Fulbright Alumni: Lasting Legacies

More than 400,000 people from all backgrounds — recent graduates, teachers, scientists and researchers, musicians, artists, and more — have embarked on Fulbright experiences and come away with enhanced skills, new connections, and greater global understanding. Each month of the 75th Anniversary year will feature notable Fulbrighters who have made an impact on the world. Read their stories below.

Rosalyn Yalow

Revolutionizing 20th-century medicine, Rosalyn Yalow, Ph.D. was driven to discovery. Born in 1921 in the South Bronx, New York, she eventually became the second American woman to win the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine. That same year, she received a Fulbright U.S. Scholar award to Portugal.