Fulbright US Student Programs

Did you know that four recent graduates from Goucher were selected as Fulbright awardees for 2017-18? We're celebrating their success and want you to know that Goucher students are great candidates for the Fulbright: http://blogs.goucher.edu/magazine/record-fulbright-recipients/

For those of you planning to apply for a Fulbright in Fall 2017, here's your "to-do" list for the summer:

1)       If you haven't already, commit some time to researching your preferred program and country at https://us.fulbrightonline.org/applicants/getting-started. Let Jennifer White know your program & country of interest either before June 15 or after July 15 (she is on vacation and traveling for work from June 16-July 15).

2)       Review the application components and create your online application profile (follow the link to "Embark Online Application" on the lower left side of the Fulbright U.S. Student Program website): https://us.fulbrightonline.org/applicants/application-components

3)       Start drafting your personal statement and statement of grant purpose now - they take a lot of work! Send both drafts to Jennifer White via email at Jennifer.white@goucher.edu between July 15-August 1. She will make some suggested revisions for you well in advance of the Sept. 8 campus deadline. You will need to share these essays with your recommenders so they are able to write strong letters of reference for you. Remember, you will be able to edit the essays after your campus interview and before the Oct. 6 national deadline.

4)       Contact your faculty recommenders and let them know you will be sending them your draft statements in early August. Please, please, please let them know their recommendation letters (for study/research) or forms (for ETA) must be submitted online by September 8 (NOT Oct. 6!!) Faculty have told us that several weeks' notice is necessary to write a quality letter, so please help your recommenders help you by giving them lots of advance notice. If a language evaluation is required for your program, you may ask the same professor to complete a language evaluation and a recommendation. For ETA applicants only, you may select some non-academic recommenders who have knowledge of your teaching/leadership abilities.

5)       Make time for a webinar offered by Fulbright, and carefully review the "Application Tips" section of their website: https://us.fulbrightonline.org/applicants/application-tips  and https://us.fulbrightonline.org/applicants/information-sessions - please note, there are several webinars coming up in the month of June that are free and will be super helpful to you!  

Summarized Information For Two Upcomng Fulbright Awards:

1)

Open Competition for New Fulbright ETA Awards in Brazil - 2018. (A special open application period will be held from May 2 to July 14, 2017)

Deadline for 2018-2019 Awards: Friday, July 14 at 5:00 pm Eastern Time.   

Eligibility: Must hold a Bachelor's degree by July 14, 2017 & must be a U.S. Citizen at time of application.

Additional Requirements: 

  • Must available for the full grant term: mid-February to November, 2018.
  • Cannot be residing in Brazil for more than three months in the 12 months prior to the grant start. Exception can be made for language immersion program enrollment.
  • Proficiency in a Romance language at the intermediate level (equivalent to 2-years college level study) is required at the time of application.
  • Experience working in an educational environment, specifically with classroom teaching or leadership is strongly preferred.

Fulbright Program Advisor: Jennifer White  

More information: http://us.fulbrightonline.org/countries/selectedcountry/brazil

2)

Requirements: Must be a graduating senior.
Amount: Varies by research proposal and country
Deadline for 2018-2019 Awards: September 8, 2017 (campus deadline)
Eligibility: Must be a U.S. Citizen at time of application and either a graduating senior or recent alum 
Fulbright Program Advisor: Jennifer White 

More Information:  https://us.fulbrightonline.org/fulbright-us-student-program


CIC Davies-Jackson Scholarship

(Study at St. John's College at the University of Cambridge in England)
Requirements: Must be a graduating senior with a 3.7 GPA and is among the first generation of their families to graduate from college. 
Amount: valued approximately at $50,000 
Applications are accepted in the following subjects: Classics; Economics; Education; English; Geography; History; History of Art; Human, Social and Political Sciences (includes politics, international relations, sociology, anthropology, and archaeology); Modern and Medieval Languages; Music; Philosophy; and Psychological and Behavioural Sciences.
Deadline: October 21, 2016
Contact: Stephen Gibson


George J. Mitchell Scholarship

Requirements: Must be a U.S. citizen who is 18 years old, but not yet 30 and have a bachelor's degree before beginning study as a Mitchell Scholar in Ireland.
Benefits: The Mitchell Scholarship provides full tuition, housing, and a monthly living stipend (currently $1250 USD) for up to one year of post-graduate academic study in Ireland.
Deadline: September 30, 2016
Contact: Leslie Lewis, Campus Fellowship Advisor


OIS Contact

Office of International Studies 410-337-6455
205 Dorsey Center
1021 Dulaney Valley Rd.
Baltimore, MD 21204
http://www.goucher.edu/goingglobal

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