Info Session – U.S. Student Fulbright Program:
February 25, 2015, 2:30-3:30 pm – SAC Vista Room
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.” This info session 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 here. UM graduate and undergraduate students (U.S. Citizens) with exceptional scholastic and extracurricular records in all fields are encouraged to attend. For more information, contact Prestigious Awards.
Info Session – Graduate Study in the UK & Ireland:
February 25, 2015, 3:30-4:30 pm – SAC Vista Room
Newly returned from a tour of 16 British universities, Kefryn Reese (Director of the Office of Prestigious Awards and Fellowships) will discuss opportunities and practical considerations for graduate study in the UK. Selection criteria and application processes for UK/Irish fellowships (like the Rhodes, Marshall, UK Fulbright, Gates Cambridge and Mitchell Scholarship) will also be discussed. Students in all fields are encouraged to attend. For more information, contact Prestigious Awards.