U.S. Student Fulbright Grants Workshop


Attention Juniors and Graduating Seniors!

The National and International Scholarships Program has scheduled a 90-minute workshop focusing on U.S. student Fulbright grants for Thursday, May 2 from 3:30-5:00 in room 66 of the Library (enter down the stairs from Wright Street). Our workshop will include advice from recent Illinois Fulbright recipients. The session is targeted to juniors, graduating seniors, and graduate students who wish to explore opportunities available under a Fulbright and ready materials for the Fulbright Priority Deadline of July 1, 2013.

These scholarships support U.S. citizens for one year of study or research in any country where there is a Fulbright Commission. English teaching programs (some with minimal to no foreign language or teaching experience necessary) also are available. Students must begin working on their applications this summer to apply for funding for study, teaching, or research beginning in fall 2014. We anticipate more than a dozen University of Illinois students being offered Fulbright grants. Click here for further information about applying for a Fulbright grant from Illinois.
General Information regarding the Fulbright
For over 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.

The Fulbright U.S. Student Program awards approximately 1,700 grants annually and currently operates in 140 countries worldwide.  Fulbright English Teaching Assistantships are now available to more than 65 countries. Fulbright grants generally provide funding for round-trip travel, maintenance for one academic year, health and accident coverage and full or partial tuition.

Applicants to the Fulbright U.S. Student Program 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. The Fulbright U.S. Student Program does not require applicants to be currently enrolled in a college or university. Applications from young professionals interested in an international experience are also encouraged.

For more information contact David Schug, Director of National and International Scholarships Program
Illini Union Bookstore, 5th Floor, MC-317  |  807 S Wright St, Champaign, IL 61820
ph: (217) 333-4710  |  fax: (217) 244-4851  |  topscholars@illinois.edu