Fulbright! Boren! Marshall! Teach for America!
If you would like to learn more about these and other national scholarships and fellowships, you are invited to an informational meeting on Thursday, May 9th at 5 p.m. in SCE 104.
The first part of the meeting will be a general introduction to these opportunities. The second half is for students who will be seniors in the fall and who are thinking of applying for a Fulbright next year. It is very important that we start to talk about Fulbright applications before the end of the semester, so make it a point to attend contact Lynne Margioles right away if you are interested.
Below are links to these programs with brief descriptions. Please consult the websites for fuller descriptions.
Fulbright is a highly competitive post-graduate fellowship for doing research or teaching abroad. The website provides information about the program as well as descriptions of the participating countries. I recommend that you study it carefully before the meeting.
Boren Scholarships provide up to $20,000 to U.S. undergraduate students to study abroad in areas of the world that are critical to U.S. interests and underrepresented in study abroad, including Africa, Asia, Central & Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East. The countries of Western Europe, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand are excluded. Boren Scholarships are funded by the National Security Education Program (NSEP), which focuses on geographic areas, languages, and fields of study deemed critical to U.S. national security. Applicants should identify how their study abroad program, as well as their future academic and career goals, will contribute to U.S. national security, broadly defined. NSEP draws on a broad definition of national security, recognizing that the scope of national security has expanded to include not only the traditional concerns of protecting and promoting American well-being, but also the challenges of global society, including sustainable development, environmental degradation, global disease and hunger, population growth and migration, and economic competitiveness.
Marshall Scholarships finance young Americans of high ability to study for a degree in the United Kingdom. Up to forty Scholars are selected each year to study at graduate level at an UK institution in any field of study. This is a post-graduate award.
Teach for America is a non-profit organization whose mission is to "eliminate educational inequity by enlisting high-achieving recent college graduates and professionals to teach “for at least two years in low-income communities throughout the United States.