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Fulbright Student Scholarship is a Course

Fulbright Student Scholarship

May 1 - Oct 16, 2021

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Full course description

This course is designed for FIU juniors, seniors, recent alumni, and graduate students applying for the Fulbright U.S. Student Scholarship. You will learn how to craft a competitive application for the Fulbright Scholarship with tutorials on selecting a country, writing the Statement of Grant Purpose and Personal Statements, and securing strong letters of recommendation. Participants will also receive individualized feedback on essay drafts in advance of the campus application deadline.

What is Fulbright?

Fulbright is the U.S. Department of State’s flagship international exchange program. Fulbright Scholars receive funding for 9-11 months of international teaching, study, and/or research in countries all over the world. 

Who is eligible to apply?

Only U.S. citizens and nationals are eligible to apply. Additional eligibility information is available online at https://us.fulbrightonline.org/about/eligibility.

When should I begin my application?

The Fulbright Scholarship is one of the most prestigious scholarships available to U.S. citizens. You should leave ample time to craft a highly-competitive application. In advance of the FIU campus deadline, English Teaching Assistantships should spend 4-6 weeks preparing and editing their applications. Study/Research Scholarship applicants should spend 6-10 weeks (minimum) preparing their applications.

What is the timeline?

April – national application launch

September 1 – FIU campus deadline to submit a first, full draft of your application

Mid-September – FIU campus interviews

Mid-October – Fulbright national application deadline

Who can I contact for additional information?

Many resources are available online https://us.fulbrightonline.org/. You may also contact the Office of Prestigious Scholar Development at prestigious@fiu.edu.

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