Tuesday, March 31 at 6:30 pm – Toppel Career Center
Signed into law by President Truman in 1946, the Fulbright Program awards approximately 6,000 new grants annually to support an individually designed study/research plan, artistic project or teaching assistantship that will take place during one academic year in a country outside the U.S. The Fulbright Program, the U.S. government’s flagship program in international educational exchange, was proposed by Senator J. William Fulbright to the U.S. Congress in the aftermath of World War II as a much-needed vehicle for promoting “mutual understanding between people of the Unites States and the people of other countries of the world.” Both info sessions will cover program basics, the ins and outs of the application process, and will help students begin to organize their proposals. Descriptions of the various grant programs for U.S. students may be found at http://www.us.fulbrightonline.org/. UM graduate and undergraduate students with exceptional scholastic and extracurricular records in all fields are encouraged to attend. Representatives from Toppel and the Office of Prestigious Awards and Fellowships will discuss various campus resources to support students in the application process.