Colorado State University Students Invited to Learn About Fulbright Student Program

Colorado State University students interested in experiences abroad through the Fulbright U.S. Student Program are invited to find out more at a campus information session at 3:30 p.m. May 3 in the commons room of Laurel Hall.

The program will provide students with information they need to apply for one of 1,100 grants for 2006-2007 to study, research or teach internationally through the U.S. government-sponsored Fulbright program, which operates in more than 140 countries.

Fulbright full grants generally provide funding for round-trip travel, maintenance for one academic year, health and accident insurance and full or partial tuition.    

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. 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.  In the creative and performing arts, four years of professional training and/or experience meets the basic eligibility requirement. Professional applicants lacking a degree but with extensive professional study and/or experience in fields in which they wish to pursue a project may also be considered. The Fulbright U.S. Student Program does not require applicants to be currently enrolled in a college or university.

Students enrolled at Colorado State should contact Fulbright program adviser Martha Denney at 491-5917 for application forms. Applications must be submitted to Denney by Sept. 23 to be reviewed and received by the Institute International Education by the national deadline on Oct. 21.

Since its inception in 1946, the Fulbright Program has provided more than 260,000 participants worldwide with the opportunity to observe political, economic and cultural institutions, exchange ideas and embark on joint ventures of importance to the general welfare of the world’s inhabitants. In the past 58 years, 98,000 Americans have benefited from the Fulbright experience.

The Fulbright Program is sponsored by the United States Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. Financial support is provided by an annual appropriation from Congress to the Department of State and by participating governments and by host institutions in the United States and abroad. The presidentially appointed J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board formulates policy guidelines and makes the final selection of all grantees.

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