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National & International Scholarships

Fulbright U.S. Student Program

The Fulbright U.S. Student Program is the largest U.S. exchange program offering opportunities for students and young professionals to undertake international graduate study, advanced research, university teaching, and primary and secondary school teaching worldwide. The program currently awards approximately 1,900 grants annually in all fields of study, and operates in more than 140 countries worldwide.

Applicants may receive Fulbright Student Grants for: English teaching assistantships or study/research awards, in which students typically study at foreign universities or conduct a research/creative project abroad.  Both types of awards include round-trip transportation to the host country; maintenance for the academic year, based on living costs in the host country; and limited health benefits. Study/research awardees may also be eligible to receive funds for books, research allowances, full or partial tuition, and language study programs.

Applicants must hold at least an undergraduate degree by the time the grant period begins; many students begin the application process in the second half of their junior year. Grants are awarded in nearly all fields and disciplines, including the sciences, professional fields and creative and performing arts.


Dr. Melinda Grimsley-Smith

Dr. Melinda Grimsley-Smith in the Office of Scholar Development works with students applying for the Fulbright U.S. Student Grants.

Set up a meeting with Dr. Grimsley-Smith to discuss your post-graduate plans and Fulbright application by email at or by phone at 270.745.5043.

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 Last Modified 8/9/17