Become a Fulbrighter through Marymount University! If you are a student with at least a 3.0 GPA and are interested in connecting with people around the world while furthering your career, then you should apply for the Fulbright U.S. Student Program.
The Fulbright U.S. Student Program is an invaluable opportunity for students looking to study or do research outside of the United States, or to help teach English abroad. This experience helps students conduct research they are passionate about with a global focus and offers a chance to be immersed in a new culture. According to the Fulbright Program, “The Fulbright U.S. Student Program is the largest U.S. exchange program offering opportunities for students and young professionals to undertake international graduate study, advanced research, university teaching, and primary and secondary school teaching worldwide.” Some countries even allow Fulbright Scholars the opportunity to take courses or pursue degrees while abroad.
You are eligible to apply for a Fulbright Scholarship if you have at least a 3.0 GPA, are a U.S. citizen or national, and are one of the following:
- Recent graduate or graduating senior
- Master’s or Doctoral student
- Young professional in the field of journalism, law, business, creative and performing arts, or writing industry with less than 5 years of experience
The deadline for the 2021-2022 Cycle of Fulbright is October 1, 2021 by 5PM EST.
How to Apply:
- Set up an appointment with Victor Betancourt and Dr. Brian Flanagan to discuss your research interests. We recommend starting your junior year so you are prepared for the application your senior year.
- Confirm your eligibility for the Fulbright Awards.
- Determine if you would like to apply for the Study/Research Award, the English Teaching Assistant Award, or one of the Special Program Awards.
- Review the different countries you can study on the Fulbright website. Language requirements, program dates, and fields of study vary from country to country.
- Submit a Statement of Grant purpose explaining the activities you will partake in during the academic year spent in your chosen host country.
- Look over the award-specific application requirements.
Benefits to participating in the U.S. Student Program
- Join a network of alumni from one of the most widely recognized and prestigious exchange programs in the world made up of international heads of state, Nobel Prize and Pulitzer Prize winners, and many more.
- Meet, work, live with, and learn from people in one of the 140 countries Fulbright offers grants in for 8-12 months.
- Gain international leadership experience while promoting mutual understanding between the U.S. and other countries.
- Receive a grant that covers transportation to host country, room, board, cost of living, and more while abroad.