For: Seniors and recent graduates
Field: Study abroad in all fields
UAA Deadline: September 23, 2011
National Deadline: October 18, 2011
Web site: http://www.iie.org/fulbright/

The U.S. Student Program is designed to give recent B.S./B.A. graduates, master’s and doctoral candidates and young professionals and artists opportunities for personal development and international experience. Most grantees plan their own programs. Projects may include university coursework, independent research, classes in a music conservatory or art school, special projects in the social or life sciences or a combination. Recent projects have involved cancer research in the UK, free market development in Mauritius, women’s rights in Chile and contemporary artistic expression in India.

Along with opportunities for intellectual, professional and artistic growth, the Fulbright Program offers invaluable opportunities to meet and work with people of the host country, sharing daily life as well as professional and creative insights. The program promotes cross-cultural interaction and mutual understanding on a person-to-person basis in an atmosphere of openness, academic integrity and intellectual freedom.

Students must complete the online application by September 23, 2011.  This includes the personal statement and statement of purpose.  Students also must have their recommendation letter submitted online by September 23, 2011.  Students will then be interviewed by a faculty committee at UAA.  The committee will write a campus recommendation which will also be submitted online.  A hard copy of your application materials will need to be submitted before October 18.  If you plan to apply for the Fulbright Scholarship, please contact Marian Bruce as soon as possible to discuss your application (marianbruce@uaa.alaska.edu or 786-1057). 

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