Now is the time to start sending the Office of Undergraduate Scholarly Engagement (OUSE) the names of current juniors who would be strong candidates to apply for Fulbright Grants. Fulbright offers grants to countries around the world, and in many cases, the applicant is not expected to have studied the language of the host country. Likewise, Fulbright has no minimum GPA requirement, but they are looking for people who will be good ambassadors for the U.S. Fulbright is particularly interested in getting applications from underrepresented groups. Students from all disciplines and schools are encouraged to apply, but OUSE needs faculty to identify them. Send names to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will contact the student and invite them to meet.
Faculty members are encouraged to send the names of ambitious and talented rising seniors who would benefit from a year of study, research, or teaching English abroad after graduation to the fellowships and grants office, according to John Orr, assistant provost. Students will be contacted and given assistance in starting the Fulbright application process over the summer, so their files can be finalized at the start of the fall semester. For more information or to pass along names, send an e-mail to email@example.com or call x7857.
The Fulbright U.S. Student Program currently awards approximately 1,900 grants annually in all fields of study, and operates in more than 140 countries worldwide. For more information go to http://us.fulbrightonline.org/.