What is the Fulbright U.S. Student 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. The program currently awards approximately 1,900 grants annually in all fields of study, and operates in more than 140 countries worldwide. Recipients of Fulbright grants are selected on the basis of academic and professional achievement, as well as demonstrated leadership potential. The extent to which the candidate and the project will help to advance the Fulbright aim of promoting mutual understanding among nations through engagement in the host community, is also an important consideration.
Since its establishment in 1946 under legislation introduced by the late U.S. Senator J. William Fulbright of Arkansas, the Fulbright Program has given approximately 360,000 students, scholars, teachers, artists, and scientists the opportunity to study, teach and conduct research, exchange ideas, and contribute to finding solutions to shared international concerns.
Hampshire College Fulbright Grantees
Each year, a number of Division III students and alumni apply for a Fulbright award through Hampshire College. In 2014, four recent graduates received Fulbright awards: Asher Dvir Djerassi (Bulgaria), Krista Magiardi 10F (Thailand), Martha Pskowski 09F (Mexico), and Hanna Shannon 09F (South Korea).
Also among Fulbright recipients at Hampshire are numerous faculty members, several of whom have served on the Hampshire College Fulbright Campus Committee. These include Dula Amarasiriwardena, professor of chemistry; James Miller, professor of communications; and Rachel Rubinstein, associate professor of American literature and Jewish Studies.
Fulbright alumni have achieved distinction in government, science, the arts, business, philanthropy, education, and many other fields. Fifty-three Fulbright alumni from 12 countries have been awarded the Nobel Prize, and 78 alumni have received Pulitzer Prizes.
Who may apply to this program?
This program is open to ALL Hampshire College alumni; current Division III students may apply for the 2016-17 fellowship. You need to be within FIVE YEARS of graduation to be most competitive. See all eligibility requirements below.
How do I know if this program is right for me?
Click on the links below to find out more about the Fulbright:
- Information Sessions and Program Timeline (PDF)
- Types of Grants
- Eligibility Requirements
- Selection Factors
- Join the Fulbright Email List
Stay updated! If you are interested in the Fulbright, please sign up for the mailing list above. You will receive important emails about information sessions, application details, and deadlines, etc. from Carin Rank and Jena Schwartz, Hampshire’s Fulbright Program advisors. You may also schedule an appointment at any time with Carin or Jena to learn more.