April 27, 2009
The Institute of International Education, the U.S. Department of State and the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board has launched the 2010-2011 Fulbright U.S. Student Program Competition.
Martha Denney, director of International Education at Colorado State University and campus Fulbright Program Adviser, encourages outstanding students who are completing their junior and senior years as well as graduate students to apply.
An information session on the 2010-2011 program will be held from 3:30-5 p.m. on Thursday, May 7 in Laurel Hall on the Oval on the Colorado State campus.
The deadline to submit an application is Monday, Sept. 14 at 5 p.m. MDT time. All CSU students applying to the program should meet with a campus Fulbright advisor at least one month prior to submitting the application.
Applicants must be U.S. citizens at the time of application and hold a bachelor's degree or the equivalent by the beginning of the grant. Professional applicants lacking a degree but with extensive professional study and/or experience in the field in which they wish to pursue a project may also be considered.
In the creative and performing arts, four years professional training and/or experience meets the basic eligibility requirements. Applications from young professionals interested in an international experience are also encouraged.
The Fulbright U.S. Student Program awards about 1,200 grants annually and operates in more than 140 countries worldwide. Fulbright English Teaching Assistantships are now available to more than 20 countries. Fulbright full grants generally provide funding for round-trip travel, maintenance for one academic year, health and accident coverage, and full or partial tuition.
The U.S. Student Program is for American citizens, but a parallel program for internationals wishing to study in the United States is managed through the U.S. Embassies of most countries.
The federal government-sponsored Fulbright U.S. Student Program has provided future American leaders with an unparalleled opportunity to study, conduct research and teach in other countries. Fulbright student grants aim to increase mutual understanding among nations through educational and cultural exchange while serving as a catalyst for long-term leadership development.
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Contact: Emily Narvaes Wilmsen
Phone: (970) 491-2336