Student Speaker at Hampshire College Commencement

Fulbright U.S. Student Program

The U.S. Student Fulbright Student Program is an awesome program that funds eight to twelve months abroad for students and young professionals to engage:

  • In an independent research project
  • In a graduate program
  • As an English Teaching Assistant

The program currently awards:

  • Approximately 1900 grants annually
  • In all fields of study
  • In more than 140 countries worldwide

Recipients of Fulbright grants are selected on the basis of:

  • Academic and professional achievement
  • Demonstrated leadership potential
  • How the candidate and the project will advance the Fulbright aim of promoting mutual understanding among nations
  • Engagement in the host community

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
  • Seventy-eight alumni have received Pulitzer Prizes

Hampshire College Fulbrights

Each year, a number of Division III students and alumni apply for Fulbright awards through Hampshire College. Recent graduates who have received Fulbright awards include:

  • Asher Dvir Djerassi 10F (ETA in Bulgaria)
  • Luna Goldberg 12F (research in Israel)
  • Krista Magiardi 10F (ETA in Thailand)
  • Martha Pskowski 09F (research in Mexico)
  • Hanna Shannon 09F (ETA in South Korea)

Also among Fulbright recipients at Hampshire are numerous faculty and staff members, some of whom serve on the Hampshire College Fulbright Campus Committee. The campus committee members are:

  • Carin Rank, director of the Career Options Resource Center
  • Dula Amarasiriwardena, professor of chemistry
  • James Miller, professor of communications
  • Rachel Rubinstein, associate professor of American literature and Jewish studies

Applying Through Hampshire College

The application is lengthy and complex and will take time to put together. 

Hampshire Specific Information and Resources

  • Use the Hampshire College Fulbright Timeline (pdf) as an aid in planning the application process by breaking it into manageable steps, giving you the opportunity to integrate feedback into your application.
  • Fulbright Tips for Hampshire Students (pdf)
  • Join the Fulbright Email Listserv. If you are interested in the Fulbright, sign up for this email list. You will receive important emails about information sessions, application details, and deadlines from Carin Rank, one of Hampshire's Fulbright Program advisors. You can also schedule an appointment with Carin to discuss your particular interests.

The Fulbright goal is …to increase mutual understanding between people of the U.S. and people of other countries through exchange.”

  • A Fulbright grantee is serving as an ambassador representing the U.S.A.
  • Projects, study, arts, ETA are a means to get students engaged in a meaningful way; and they want people who can be successful at developing their project.
  • Interest in and knowledge of the country and people of that country should be apparent in your application!

Eligibility

Basic Requirements:

  • Must be U.S. citizen at time of application
  • Must have bachelor's degree by the time the grant starts
  • No more than ~5 years of professional experience
  • Country-specific requirements
  • In some countries, there are restrictions for dual citizens, people residing in-country in the year before the Fulbright would commence, and a few other situations.
  • View complete eligibility requirements

Types of Fulbrights

The major awards available to upcoming grads and alumni include:**

     **Fulbright program(s) available vary from country to country. Search by region and country to find specific offerings.

 

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