Fulbright Grants for U.S. Students
For more than 60 years, 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. In the past 61 years, 105,400 students, scholars, and teachers from the U.S. have benefited from the Fulbright experience.
The Fulbright U.S. Student Program awards approximately 1,300 grants annually and currently operates in over 140 countries worldwide. Fulbright full grants generally provide funding for round-trip travel, maintenance for one academic year, health and accident coverage, and full or partial tuition. Fulbright English Teaching Assistantships also are available in 26 countries. Since 1980 Hartwick has had 30 successful Fulbrighters. In addition, ten others have been placed in teaching assistantships in France and Austria.
Applicants to the Fulbright U.S. Student Program must be U.S. citizens at the time of application and hold, at a minimum, a bachelor's degree or the equivalent by the beginning of the grant. The Institute of International Education administers and coordinates the Fulbright U.S. Student Program, including the annual competition for the scholarships.
Since 1980, 21 Hartwick students have been selected to be Fulbright Scholars.
- Students must be U.S. citizens who finish a bachelor’s degree by the time the grant begins.
- Students must have some proficiency in the language of the host country.
- Candidates must be in good health and will be required to submit a certificate of health from a doctor.
- Students must apply through the college in which they are enrolled.
- Applications must be handed in to the PSGE Center by October 6. They will be reviewed by the Hartwick Fulbright Selection Committee.
- All fields of study are included in full grants, although some countries may have preferred fields of study.
- Students also may apply to be an English Teaching Assistant.
- Grants are normally for 8-10 months in duration, for the academic year after graduation.
- Students are selected by these criteria: feasibility of the project, academic record, language preparation, personal qualifications, preferences at the Fulbright Commissions in the host countries.
- There are special grants for business in Mexico and Spain. (10 Binational Business Grants in Mexico and 3 grants to study a one-year MBA in Spain.)
The U.S. Student Program Web site is found at http://us.fulbrightonline.org/home.html.
Contact a Fulbright Advisor at Hartwick: